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.
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Bristol, GB
Size (employees)
115 (est)+3%
Gulliver’s was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Bristol, GB
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Gulliver’s Office Locations

Gulliver’s has offices in Bristol, Brownhills, Cardiff, Exeter and in 4 other locations
Bristol, GB (HQ)
Albert Cres
Brownhills, GB
Lichfield Rd
Cardiff, GB
Penarth Rd
Coatbridge, GB
5 Hagmill Rd
Gloucester, GB
14 Hempsted Ln
Hounslow, GB
Green Ln
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Gulliver’s Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

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Gulliver’s Financials

Gulliver’s's revenue was reported to be £94.77 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

94.8 m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

17.4 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

(200.5 k)

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

60.1 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

6.5 m

Cash (30-Apr-2017)

22.7 k
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


34.9 m38.6 m33.5 m34 m42 m51.5 m63 m69.7 m83.2 m95.2 m94.8 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

24.6 m26.8 m23.9 m25.4 m29.2 m33.4 m42.1 m48 m58.6 m71.8 m77.3 m

Gross profit

10.2 m11.8 m9.6 m8.6 m12.8 m18 m20.9 m21.7 m24.6 m23.3 m17.4 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


2.8 k4.1 k1.9 k2.1 k891.4 k1 m15.1 k13.3 k12.3 k15.9 k22.7 k

Accounts Receivable

5.5 m5.6 m4.7 m4.6 m6.5 m6.9 m9 m9.6 m11.9 m11.8 m11.3 m


642.4 k848.7 k743.4 k730.4 k867.3 k1.1 m799.4 k781.1 k979.8 k976.7 k934.7 k

Current Assets

7.5 m7.8 m6.5 m6.6 m9.9 m14.8 m14.5 m13.5 m16.6 m17 m14.5 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

1.8 m2.2 m631.1 k8.5 k2.9 m5.5 m4.9 m5 m5.2 m4.4 m(200.5 k)

Cash From Operating Activities

19.4 m21.3 m16.3 m18.6 m21.6 m29.5 m37.8 m42.8 m52.5 m62.4 m62.7 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(20.7 m)(20.9 m)(20.1 m)(16.1 m)(17.9 m)(22.9 m)(32.7 m)(44.2 m)(51.9 m)(65.2 m)(63.8 m)

Net Change in Cash

(1.2 m)298.1 k313.2 k871.8 k2.7 m112.1 k(988.5 k)(1.7 k)(1.1 k)3.6 k6.8 k
GBPY, 2017


1.1 m


0.3 x


0.1 x

Financial Leverage

5.8 x
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