Car rental firm to create 350 jobs with new Manchester base

Online car rental business is to open a new office, creating 350 jobs in Manchester as part of its continued expansion.

The 22,000 sq ft Fountain Street office is due to open in the first week of April and will add to its existing Manchester headquarters, also on Fountain Street, and its customer service centre at Sunlight House on Quay Street, taking the total number of staff it employs in the city to 1,750.

Staff are being recruited across all departments but predominantly in technology, analytics and product management roles. The company is also recruiting for multilingual customer service staff for its Quay Street centre., part of the Priceline Group, recently spent over £5m on a complete overhaul of its two existing offices – the Quay Street office was designed around a Manchester theme with a Hacienda-themed canteen complete with a jukebox full of Manchester classics.

Ian Brown, chief executive of, said: “Our new office enables us to continue to offer the best possible experience for our colleagues and customers.

“The success of coupled with the growth of our B2B division, Rentalcars Connect and our ground transportation solution, Rideways means we are continuing to expand our operations in the heart of Manchester – one of the world’s most exciting cities, and anchor of the Northern Powerhouse.” manages 8.5 million rentals a year in over 49,000 locations worldwide, with customers in 163 countries.