Cocoon was born when founder Rhys Adams noticed that there was a gap in the market for the short-term leasing of vehicles throughout the UK. Rhys’ passion for cars from a very early age saw him working in the motor trade for Sunwin Motors (part of the Co-op Group) selling cars from the forecourt. This experience gave Rhys the understanding of the motor trade that he needed to get Cocoon off the ground.
Rhys’ journey began from his bedroom back in 2006, incorporated the company in February 2007, getting to grips with the leasing world and looking for recruits to join on Cocoon’s journey with him. Myron, the first to join alongside Rhys, took retirement last year after 8 years with the company however, Paul Stone (Sales Director) is still enjoying life at Cocoon and heads up the sales department converting the enquiries generated by Rhys, Marketing Director.
The Cocoon idea quickly progressed from bedroom to premises however, the success of Cocoon made it difficult for them to remain in certain premises for very long. The last move saw Cocoon leave Pride Park Business Park and the offices are now situated just off Ascot Drive in a building perfectly suited to the business!
Along the way, Cocoon has grown a family of team players that make Cocoon the thriving business it is today. Katie Higginbottom provides excellent administration throughout the office, Andrea Fairman-Smith keeps the accounts department in check, Megan Turner is the new apprentice taking the office by storm, Adam Gadsby the IT whizz, and finally Gordon Butson, van leasing expert and Paul’s right-hand man.
This decade of dedication has made Cocoon what it is today including being rival to some of the biggest car leasing providers in the country. So, if you’re looking for a short-term lease, something a little more long term, a van lease or you’re simply looking to buy an ex-fleet/ex-rental car contact Cocoon today.