The Dawsongroup Difference
Bespoke. Progressive. Specialist.
What makes Dawsongroup Finance Different?
Dawsongroup has successfully invested more than £2.4 billion in the last 25 years in assets that are critical to the world of supply chain. That is £2.4billion worth of assets that we have purchased, run, maintained, serviced, inspected, MOT’d, repaired and sold – ourselves.
These include trucks, trailers, vans, buses coaches sweepers, temperature controlled buildings and fork trucks.
Of that total amount, £1 billion has been made in the last 5 years alone. Which shows the rate at which Dawsongroup is evolving.
So we have a substantial direct knowledge base and real life direct experience of running supply chain assets. We totally understand the need to acquire the right assets to make your business run smoothly, and conversely understand the adverse impact that poor performing or excessively costly-to-run assets can have.
As a significant purchaser and operator of assets ourselves, we speak to all the major manufacturers weekly, if not daily.
So our market knowledge is right up-to-date and increasing daily, courtesy of our 1,000 colleagues that include buyers, fleet engineers, driver trainers and service technicians etc.
Being part of a major Asset Group enables Dawsongroup Finance to understand the true value of the investments our customers are making, and the more we understand the better we can service your requirements. Running significant fleets and being well established traders ourselves enables us to offer you flexibility- which is increasingly significant to every business every month.
So not only does Dawsongroup Finance offer a very competitive finance deal, but we back that up with true market expertise, all of which is available to you.
About Dawsongroup Finance
As an established, progressive finance company, we operate in a unique space, able to offer businesses viable financial solutions and sources, without infringing on current arrangements or facilities.
We are proud to be a strategic part of Dawsongroup plc which means that alongside specialist financial advice, we are also experts in the assets we finance.
Dawsongroup plc was established in 1935 and has continued to expand and diversify throughout Europe and the UK, to incorporate a broad spectrum of sectors, sizes and operational types. The strategic divisions of Dawsongroup plc work alongside a wide range of industries, from large corporates through to established and emerging SMEs, operating within logistics, retail, transportation, food production, pharmaceuticals and more.
Known for exemplary commitment to service excellence and innovation, our role within Dawsongroup plc means that we really understand the requirement for increased capability within business. This unique position means that we are more than financiers; we know the industries we work with and understand the challenges they face. We also have valuable access and knowledge of the assets they require finance for.
Crucially, working with Dawsongroup Finance enables businesses to confidently say ‘yes’ to growth opportunities without risking capital. Whatever type and size business you have, how can we help you say yes?
Meet the Team
Our experienced and dedicated team can work with you before you need asset finance, to ensure that you are in the best possible position to access the options you need to expand.
Kevin WillsManaging Director
Kevin has been in the asset finance business for 33 years, including roles in credit and risk, sales and a 7-year stint as a self-employed broker. He joined Dawsongroup in November 2017 although already knew the Group well, having been a supplier since 1998. Living locally in Ringwood, Kevin enjoys the outdoor life, including running and walking in the New Forest and on Dorset’s beaches and coastal paths. He is a keen sports fan, a regular at boot camps and loves following cricket.
Fiona MacDougallOperations Manager
In September 2020, to her surprise, Fiona realised she had been working for Dawsongroup for 10 years! She started as Funding Co-ordinator and progressed to Operations Manager, so she feels she must have been doing something right all these years. She has seen several changes over the years, but is pleased to confirm Dawsongroup finance is heading in the right direction. In her spare time Fiona enjoys walking, cycling, eating out and sampling a good glass of wine!
Matthew BullCommercial Manager
Matthew joined Dawsongroup in 2016. His primary role consists of supporting Dawsongroup customers with asset finance solutions and assisting internally with the credit and operation functions. In his spare time, Matthew is a keen sportsperson, playing cricket & rugby as well as watching any sport under the sun. Living in the New Forest, he also enjoys making the most of the great outdoors, walking his dogs or socialising in a pub garden!
Billy HartSales Manager
SalesBilly joined in 2022 as a Business Development Manager for all hard assets across all business units within Dawsongroup. He matches each of our customers with the best funding solution for their business. Billy is responsible for generating new business, building, and maintaining existing clients to establish future asset finance to assist our clientele. Billy lives close to the sea in Bournemouth and likes to spend as much time as possible at the beach on his days off!
Sue MatthewsSales Support Manager
Sue joined Dawsongroup in 2018 and supports the sales team in improving the customer experience end to end. Outside of work she enjoys seeing live bands and theatre performances. She likes to bake scones and share a cream tea with friends, although there is probably more prosecco than tea! She has recently taken up pilates, upcycled a cabinet, and occasionally makes the odd piece of glass jewellery!
Sanoop PalliyilBroker Support
Sanoop joined Dawsongroup in 2021 as a Sales Coordinator and in 2023 has taken on the role of Broker Support. Outside work, he loves attending music festivals and socialising with friends. One of his life goals is to visit every country in the world and try different types of cuisine.
Jack ChafeCredit Analyst
Jack Chafe has recently stepped up to Credit Analyst after joining as a trainee in 2022, starting his career in asset finance. His role consists of evaluating credit proposals and organising credit decisions. He is a mathematics graduate with a keen interest in statistical data analysis, specialising his dissertation around this subject. In his spare time, Jack enjoys playing 6-a-side football, poker, sim racing and catching up with friends over a couple of pints in the pub!
Chris LambertBroker Manager
Chris joined Dawsongroup in 2022 as a Broker Manager. He has over seven years’ experience in contract hire and asset finance, especially managing broker businesses and matching finance requirements to their customers’ needs. Chris is a strong self-motivator who delivers a great service to clients, resulting in continued loyalty. Since having two little girls, Chris enjoys spending most of his spare time with his family. He is also interested in cars, photography and Aikido.
Leah KorbelyBroker Manager
‘Leah has worked in the finance industry since 2013. Starting in consumer finance she assisted customers with loans for various purchases such as horseboxes and motorhomes. Following this, she worked within a brokerage helping match customers to the best possible finance solution. Joining Dawsongroup in 2023 as a Broker Manager her experience means she truly understands the needs of our broker introducers with her key roles assisting Dawsongroup’s existing broker’s introducers and onboarding new ones. When not at work you’ll often find Leah at flyball with her dog Indie or on a nice long walk, she also enjoys a day at the races with friends or a bottomless brunch.’
Sam LeggOperations Administrator
‘Sam is a qualified Company Secretary with over 20 years’ experience predominantly in the Financial Services Sector, she joined the team in 2023 supporting the Operations function where she can utilise her skillset. Living in Ringwood Sam enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and exploring the beaches and forests that surround it.’
Brad HammansSales Executive
‘Brad joined in 2023 as a Sales Executive. His main responsibilities include generating new business, as well as building, and maintaining existing Dawsongroup customers relationships to establish future asset finance solutions. His goal is the same as the customer, which is finding the best solution for the businesses aims & objectives. Brad lives in the New Forest and loves to socialise but also plays a lot of sport and has keen interest in cricket and football especially playing cricket most weekends in the summer for his local team.’
Chris ParsonsSales Executive
‘Chris Parsons joined the team as a Sales Executive in 2023. With a wealth of experience within the customer service sector Chris prides himself on finding the best possible solutions to any customer’s needs. His main responsibilities will be to support existing and previous Dawsongroup customers with finance solutions as well as developing and growing new customer relationships. Chris is a keen Chelsea FC supporter and enjoys watching and playing football when he can, he also enjoy socialising and long walks in the new forest & local beaches followed by a pub garden with friends and family’