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Dawsongroup Finance expands workforce by 50% during lockdown

Dawsongroup Finance, part of Dawsongroup plc, has increased its headcount by 50% as it sees an increase in demand for its services during the current economic downturn.

The new hires include three business development managers and a new head of sales, Anton Scott

The in-house asset finance company, which provides financial support for companies looking to invest in assets for their business, has hired four new members of staff during the coronavirus lockdown, bucking the trend of many companies across the UK who have opted to furlough staff or make redundancies.

The new hires include three business development managers and a new head of sales, which almost completes Dawsongroup Finance’s planned full sales team.

The business, which is based in Ringwood, Hampshire, said it had been able to facilitate these new appointments during an uncertain economic period  due to the nature of the asset finance industry.

Commercial director Kevin Wills explained: “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.”

As part of the wider Dawsongroup plc, Dawsongroup Finance has been working with their group colleagues to aid the supply of a wide range of assets. These include vans, trucks, trailers, ambulances, forklifts, sweepers and temporary storage units. The new business development managers work in tandem with their Dawsongroup Sales colleagues and are dedicated to respective geographical areas.

The new sales team will be managed by Anton Scott, head of sales, who joined the company on 14 April.

Scott said: “This is a business with so much potential within a very successful and unique PLC. In my short time in the role so far, I have received nothing but positivity even in this very challenged 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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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has nearly 20 years of fleet journalism experience, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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