Gullivers was founded by Gabe Harding, our Chairman, who continues to take an active role in the day to day running of the business, ensuring our customers’ requirements are met and our high service standards maintained. The company has gone from strength to strength over the last 55 years, initially established hiring cars with rental prices starting at just 17 shillings and 6 pennies for an evening hire and £1 and 15 shillings for the day. Gulliver’s have come a long way since then, developing to specialise in the hire of both general and municipal vehicles to a fleet of over 5,000. The Gulliver's fleet comprises of late registration general and municipal vehicles - ranging from small vans through to 44t tractor units, 3.5t sweepers to 26t RCVs. Each size is available in a variety of body styles - box, curtain side, drop side, refrigerated, twin pac or trade lift, whatever you require. We clean and inspect every vehicle prior to each hire, and all leave our depot with a full tank of fuel to ensure you only pay for what you use. Initially Gulliver's was based in the South West, now we operate a nationwide service out of 8 depots across the UK - Bristol (Head Office), Cardiff, Exeter, Gloucester, Heathrow, Brownhills, and Manchester - and now open our new depot in Glasgow. With all vehicle types available from every depot (subject to availability) and each depot with it's own team of mechanics offering 24 hour breakdown cover, we're certain we can fulfil your requirements.
Company Growth (employees)
Bristol, GB
Size (employees)
95 (est)+3%
Gulliver’s was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Bristol, GB

Gulliver’s Office Locations

Gulliver’s has offices in Bristol, Brownhills, Cardiff, Exeter and in 4 other locations
Bristol, GB
Hounslow, GB
Coatbridge, GB
Salford, GB
Gloucester, GB
Exeter, GB
Cardiff, GB
Brownhills, GB

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Founding Date


Gulliver’s Financials

We estimate that Gulliver’s's revenue is £95.2 m in FY, 2016 which is a 14.3% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


£69.7 m£83.2 m£95.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of sales

£48 m£58.6 m£71.8 m

Gross profit

£21.7 m£24.6 m£23.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

£9 m£10.7 m£11.6 m

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