Hampshire-based Dawsongroup Finance, part of Dawsongroup Plc, has doubled its staff numbers since the coronavirus lockdown began in the UK.

The company, which provides hire purchase operating lease facilities to the transport sector, has had four new appointments: three business development managers and a new head of sales.

Anton Scott, head of sales, joined the company in April. Scott, who started his career in Australia, has worked in the asset finance industry since 1991, coming to Dawsongroup from Aldermore Bank, where he worked for seven years.

Kevin Wills, commercial director of Dawsongroup Finance, said: “During difficult economic times, cash is king, and asset finance is built around this understanding; we facilitate businesses to invest in assets while preserving cash flow.

“The financial support we offer has been much appreciated by Dawsongroup customers and suppliers during lockdown enabling this investment in our growing sales team.”

Scott said: “In my short time in the role so far, I have received nothing but positivity even in this very challenging time we face now. We are in a terrific position to assist all our customers’ with their finance needs and really make a positive difference. We now have full-geographic coverage and further integration with our sister companies.”

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Dawsongroup Finance, based in Ringwood, Hampshire, is part of the wider Dawsongroup Plc, which employs over 1,000 people across eight different business units.

Dawsongroup Finance has been working with Group colleagues to aid the supply of a wide range of assets. These include vans, trucks, trailers, ambulances, forklifts, sweepers and temporary storage units.

Andrew Kenny joined Dawsongroup Finance on 1 May 1 as a BDM, working with Dawsongroup Truck & Trailer, another unit of Dawsongroup Plc. Based in Sheffield, Kenny will represent Dawsongroup Finance in the North of England and Scotland.

Chelmsford-based David Glasson will be supporting the southern region of Dawsongroup Truck & Trailer, offering finance solutions to customers and supporting rental services.

The latest BDM to join the sales team on 4 May is Gulshan Khan. Gulshan comes to Dawsongroup with a broad asset finance background. Having worked directly for funders, Gulshan will assist the customers of Dawsongroup Material Handling, Sweepers and Temperature Control Solutions.

All four of these hires occurred during lockdown whilst Dawsongroup Finance, like many other businesses, has been operating remotely.

Dawsongroup Plc is a privately owned group of companies specialising in commercial asset rental.

Pictured above (from left) Anton Scott, Gulshan Khan, David Glasson and Andrew Kenny