The holder of fleet number TU001 will always be named ‘Angel’ in memory of Nicholas’ late sister-in-law, Keri Jones. Keri passed away recently after a brief battle with cancer and is survived by her husband and four girls. Starting in June 2018, her birthday month, NINE56 will donate a share of Angel’s profits to Sue Ryder Hospice in Keri’s memory.
We are now on our second Angel, having replaced our slightly older Mercedes-Benz Actros with a brand new Renault.
The procurement process started with all options on the table and we whittled the list down to a shortlist of three vehicles; another Mercedes, the new Scania and the Renault Range T. After an exhaustive selection process the Renault came out on top in terms of environmental responsibility, pedestrian and driver safety and cost. We’ve gone further by adding visibility aids and safety beacons along with a striking and very visible livery.
Driver comfort is also very important to us which is why we have specified the Ultimate bunk, which converts into additional storage, a fridge and a powerful inverter so that the driver can run almost any electrical appliance. Its a true home away from home.
Keep an eye out for Angel on the main roads in and out of the East of England, along with major cities throughout the UK. Give us a flash and a wave if you see us on the road and send any snaps to @theimageteam on twitter and instagram.
Plans are now in the works for our second unit, to be named in honor of Jack Sears, the first British Saloon Car Champion. ‘Gentleman Jack’ should hit the road in late 2018.