“This is how all small businesses should be run. Great customer service, clear and easy to navigate
website, good communication, really friendly and professional staff. They take the time to advise
you and give you all the info you need on their range of hire vans and trailers. Fair prices and a
great service all round.”
Barford Hire & Sales was started back in 1986 when Wham split up, Freddie Starr ate a
hamster and 30 million people tuned in to watch Dirty Den divorce Angie!
With just a small stock of used commercial vehicles on display David Sorrell decided to
hire some of them out whilst they were waiting to be sold! Those days are long gone, and
there's still a good display of quality used vans and trucks ready for sale, but now we
can boast of one of the largest, modern, self-drive hire fleet of cars, vans, minibuses
and lorries in our region!Run by the Sorrell family and their spouses and offspring,
together with a team of loyal, long-serving staff, Barford Hire & Sales goes from
strength to strength offering the friendly, flexible service you should expect from a
local firm but with the professionality of a multi-national. The best of both worlds!
Hence our strap-line: “Large enough to cope, small enough to care”
Meet #TeamBarford…. The faces behind the voices
Next generation in training
Our little helpers
We are very proud of our Corporate Social Responsibility and the number of charities and causes we have supported over the years, and continue to do so …
Barford Village Life
Barford Primary School fundraising
Barford Dog show
The Barford Festival and Fetes
Barford Church and Food bank Collection
Samaritan’s Purse collections
ANON – Feeding the Homeless
Annual Toys & Tins , Christmas appeal.
Priscilla Bacon Hospice
Fundraising Vehicular support during the pandemic.
Attleborough Boxing Club
Young person sponsorship
Norwich City Community Sports Foundation
Staff Fundraising sponsorship
South Norfolk Community Awards
Business Community Champion of the Year 2017 Runner Up for our fundraising
Norwich In Bloom
We supported Norwich in Bloom for over 10 years, where young people with special needs are given
tasks growing and planting plants.
Promoting grass-roots cycling and sponsors of Norwich’s “Gas Hill Gasp”