T.O.M. Vehicle Rental

T.O.M. Vehicle Rental (T.O.M.) is a provider of commercial vehicle hire, sales and services.

Founded by Jim Rafferty in 1991, T.O.M. has grown from an MOT station into one of only two UK multi-vehicle rental specialists providing a one-stop-shop for commercial vehicles.

T.O.M. offers long-term flexible hire of cars, vans, trucks and trailers to public and private sector businesses, as well as a complementary commercial vehicle dealership through its two franchised dealer brands, Mercedes Benz and Citroen.

Headquartered in Airdrie, Scotland, T.O.M. has established a fleet of over 11,000 vehicles and a workforce of over 500 employees across six hire locations in Scotland and five in England.

With over 900 customers, T.O.M. has demonstrated a strong focus on customer service throughout the business; taking pride in both speed of delivery and flexibility.

Investment Date

Dec 2016



Business Description

Support Services

Revenue at ACQ.


Employees at ACQ.


Investment Type

Primary MBO

Equistone’s investment in T.O.M. is transformational for our business, in terms of both the financial backing and the increased executive team bandwidth it provides.