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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 us

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?

About us

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 Wills

    Managing 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.

  • Matthew Bull

    Commercial 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 Hart

    Sales 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 Matthews

    Sales 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 Palliyil

    Broker Manager

    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 Chafe

    Jack Chafe

    Credit Underwriter

    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 Lambert

    Chris Lambert

    Broker 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.

  • Sam Legg

    Sales Support

    ‘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 Hammans

    Sales 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 Parsons

    Sales 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’

  • Sam Taylor

    Sales Executive

    Sam joined in March 2024 as an Internal Sales Executive, having previously graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Industrial Economics.  Sam hopes to display and develop his education within business economics and finance at Dawsongroup, and prides himself on a customer centric attitude – with an endeavour to find new and existing customers an optimal finance solution. His main responsibilities include generating new business opportunities alongside maintaining and developing existing business relationships at Dawsongroup. In his spare time Sam enjoys an active lifestyle playing a variety of sports.

  • Jonny Davis

    Sales Executive

    Jonny started at DGF in March 2024 as Internal Sales Executive, generating new business as well as building and maintaining existing Dawsongroup customer relationships. Jonny went to university in America on a football scholarship and achieved a business administration and management bachelor’s degree. He lives in Milford-On-Sea and loves spending time at the beach, as well as all sports, especially football, and spends his free time with friends and family.

  • Elijah Score-Owens

    Broker Support

    Elijah joined the DGF team in May 2023, initially assuming the position of Sales Executive before transitioning to Broker Support. With his background in sales, Elijah has demonstrated exceptional adaptability, allowing him to thrive in various roles within the company. Residing in the New Forest, he enjoys watching football and Formula One, as well as socialising and going on ski trips with family and friends.

  • Halle Murawaski

    Sales Executive

    Halle joined us in April 2024 keen to develop a career in the finance industry, and will be in direct contact with customers and businesses throughout the UK, building lasting relationships and offering finance services for asset purchases. Halle has previously worked in the equine industry, riding and training racehorses which is something she still does at the weekends. Living in Highcliffe she also enjoys spending time at the beach with friends.

  • Yoana Sanchez

    Finance Manager

    Yoana joined Dawsongroup in 2023. She has a financial analysis and credit risk management background, and her career journey has included roles in Venezuela and the UK. Currently, she is a Finance Manager at Dawsongroup Finance and enjoys paddle tennis and traveling in her free time.

  • Aris Georgiou

    Finance Assistant

    Aris joined Dawsongroup in August 2023. Having moved to the UK from Cyprus, he completed a BA in Business & Management at Portsmouth University. Aris is now studying AAT with an ambition to qualify as an Accountant. His role at DGF is to support the Finance team with customer agreement management, billing and collecting and other in-life services. In his spare time Aris is a keen gym-goer and enjoys exploring his new home town of Bournemouth.