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We have a new name,
and a fresh approach!

Honest. Recommended. Hassle-free.

Putting You First.

Founded as a family-run business in 2000 (previously known as Economy Car Hire), we have grown to become the largest independent car hire broker in the UK.

Our primary focus is, and has always been you, our customer.

A fresh honest approach.

You told us how we could improve our website and we listened. In 2016, we changed our name from Economy Car Hire to Zest Car Rental. Expect the same great team and fantastic service, with a little added Zest!

When booking a hire car, you will still benefit from, unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver with zero excess liability, handpicked car rental providers, a free additional driver (available at most locations) and unique deals you simply can't get elsewhere.

We provide a fresh, honest approach to car hire that lets you focus on the bigger picture.

Average Rating for Zest Car Rental

(4.62 out of 5.00) based on 16843 responses to our customer survey.

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Which? Top rated car hire broker

In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 we were rated top car hire broker by consumer body Which?

Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant

Thanks to your feedback, we have been accredited as a Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant in both 2015 and 2016.

EDP Business Awards

To mark our outstanding customer service credentials, we were awarded the EDP Business Award for customer service in 2012.

Travolution Awards

We were rewarded for our customer friendly approach in 2014 by winning the award for the Best Car Hire Website.

Holiday Extras Customer Awards

Customers of Holiday Extras rated us as the Best Car Hire Company in 2012.

Meet the Team.

The Zest Team is a close knit bunch. We're all here to add that extra bit of Zest to your next car hire adventure.

Rory Sexton

Managing Director

"Everyone that works here contributes to our success. I like to surround myself with passionate, intelligent and fun people."

Favourite travel destination: Jersey

Pam Sexton

Finance Director

"It's a pleasure to work with a like-minded team who believe in delivering the best customer service possible."

Favourite travel destination: Italy

Charlotte Sexton

Office Manager

"It's a nice place to work, as we are all like a big family. Everyone is treated as individuals rather than numbers."

Favourite travel destination: Costa del Sol

Ian Dobson

Lead Web Developer

"It's the only job I've ever had, which speaks volumes."

Favourite travel destination: New Zealand

Tom Dickinson

Operations Manager

"I love working for a friendly, family, locally based company."

Favourite travel destination: Las Vegas

Gemma Russell

Marketing Manager

"It's the most customer focused place I've ever worked."

Favourite travel destination: Iceland

Karl Pyman

Product Co-ordinator

"Staff are well looked after and there's such a friendly environment."

Favourite travel destination: USA

Sue Barlow

Accounts Assistant

"I like working here because it is a small friendly office and I enjoy the job I do."

Favourite travel destination: Majorca

Chris Chambers

IT Systems Administrator

"I enjoy the atmosphere and the great people that work here."

Favourite travel destination: Lake District

Amy Brooks

Reservations Team Supervisor

"I like working in close-knit team, as well as speaking to customers from all over the world."

Favourite travel destination: Italy

Matt Ruffell

Reservations Team Supervisor

"We are truly customer focused and answer queries openly and honestly."

Favourite travel destination: Florida

Vicki Cockerill

Reservations Team Supervisor

"I like working here as it is a family run business. You're treated as a valued employee."

Favourite travel destination: Dominican Republic

Carly Bilverstone

Pricing Administrator

"We all work together so well and the atmosphere is great."

Favourite travel destination: Australia

Duncan Ingram

Contact Centre Manager

"I enjoy working with a very experienced and knowledgeable team."

Favourite travel destination: Las Vegas

Fiona Finn

Customer Relations Executive

"We have a good team and the atmosphere is great."

Favourite travel destination: Majorca

Francis Redwood

Senior Customer Advisor

"I enjoy working with a very close knit, family centred business."

Favourite travel destination: Majorca

Jessica Juby

Digital Marketing Assistant

"I love the customer focus, ethos and values of the company."

Favourite travel destination: Cyprus

Lara Godden

Customer Advisor

"I love that we really do go out of our way to make sure that the customer's needs are met."

Favourite travel destination: USA

Sally Copeman

Senior Customer Advisor

"It's good to work in an efficient team who are all so customer focused."

Favourite travel destination: New York

Sarah Griffiths

Senior Customer Advisor

"I enjoy helping customers daily and being a part of the team."

Favourite travel destination: Rome, Italy