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May 2016

Welcome

Leasing Programmes are pleased to welcome 2 new ladies into the team. Nikki Sartain who started with us at the beginning of May and Emily Gibson who started with us on the 16th May. Both Nikki and Emily are tasked with new business development, you may find them contacting you as part of their account management role. We wish them both a long and prosperous career with Leasing Programmes.









In other news…

A few words from Director Beth Atkinson.

“We are continuing to successfully write business in the security sector; including scanning and CCTV investments. Katy Bower and Sarah Smith recently visited the Counter Terror Expo held at Olympia in the beginning of May, this was a really successful trip, they were able to catch up with many existing suppliers and established relationships with several potential new suppliers.

3 new vehicles have been sourced and the finance arranged through our Contract Hire facility, this is proving extremely popular and as always the rates are highly competitive when sourced through our dealers.

We continue to build relationships with IT equipment and software suppliers as we expand our ever increasing database, As always the team focus on building long standing relationships with all our suppliers and customers, we aim to be the first port of call for all your businesses finance requirements.”


April 2016

Recruiting

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to join our sales team, we are looking for someone who is driven by meeting targets and wanting to earn commission, the role is 10 - 3 Monday to Friday. We are a small friendly team with offices ideally located close to the M5 Junction 26 and on the edge of Wellington, with parking available.

For more details and the full job specification contact Beth Atkinson, Sales Director. beth@leasingprogrammes.co.uk or call 01823 663737


Celebrations!

Two team members are celebrating this month…

Sarah Smith has successfully completed her end of first year exam. Sarah is now a fully fledged account manager, we wish her the best of luck and hope she has a long and prosperous career with us. Sarah is an excellent member of the team always happy and with a smile on her face, we are pleased she has succeeded in her induction and we are sure her progression will continue.






Jennifer Jackson, who went on maternity leave in January came in to visit with her beautiful baby boy Bear Arthur Jackson, a delightful little boy who seemed quite relaxed being passed around the team for cuddles! Congratulations to Jennifer and Guagan.








March 2016

New Website Launched

The marketing department has been busily designing a fresh new website for the company over the last few months! We hope you like the new feel? All the information is up to date, giving our customers and suppliers the most correct information regarding our products and services, and any regulation updates that are relevant.

(Samantha Davis. Marketing Manager)


February 2016

Finance and Leasing Authority (FLA) Facts and Figures

The asset finance industry funded almost 32% of UK investment in machinery, equipment and purchased software in 2015. (FLA 5th Feb 2016)

2015 was another strong year for the asset finance industry, with new business reaching its highest level since the onset of the financial crisis. The latest industry confidence suggests growth in new business of up to 10% in 2016.

New figures released by the FLA, 5th February 2016, show growth in the asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) of 12% in 2015- the markets second consecutive year of double-digit growth. The value of new business in December 2015 was up by 18% compared with the same month in 2014.

New finance for commercial vehicles grew by 42% in December, and by 14% in 2015 as a whole. Further strong growth was also reported by the IT Equipment finance sector as new business grew by 23% in December and by 38% in 2015 overall. Equally plant and machinery finance was up by 7% in comparison to the previous year.


January 2016

Happy New Year

The staff of Leasing Programmes would like to wish all their suppliers and customer best wishes for a profitable 2016, we look forward to helping your business grow as the year progresses.

Keep an eye on our website , a new one will be launched in early 2016! We are very excited!

(Samantha Davis, Marketing Manager)

June 2016


Industry comment on Britain leaving the EU:


Commenting on the news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, Stephen Sklaroff, Director General of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said:


“We are at the beginning of what will be a long process of discussion and negotiation. As the Bank of England and FCA have already emphasised, the current legal and financial regulatory framework for FLA members remains exactly as it was before the vote, and it is likely to do so for some considerable time.


“The UK has a strong and resilient financial sector and the FLA’s members will continue to make a vital contribution to the economy. The FLA will work closely with the Government, regulators and other stakeholders to ensure that its members’ interests are properly reflected in discussions over the coming months and years about the possible market and regulatory consequences of the decision to leave the EU.”








Growth

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 2% in April, compared with the same month last year. In the first four months of 2016, new business was 6% higher than in the same period in 2015.

The business equipment finance sector reported new business up by 5% in April compared with the same month in 2015, while commercial vehicle finance grew by 3% over the same period.

Commenting on the figures Geraldine Kilkelly, Head of Research and Chief Economist at the FLA, said:

“The asset finance market reported its thirty-first consecutive month of new business growth in April, with a particularly strong performance by the broker channel. The solid performance by the industry so far in 2016 meant that the percentage of UK investment in machinery, equipment and purchased software funded by it increased to 31.8% in the twelve months to March 2016.”


August 2016

Asset finance up by 6% in first half of 2016


New figures released earlier this month by the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 12% in June, compared with the same month last year, and by 6% in the first half of 2016 overall.


Commercial vehicle finance and business equipment finance new business grew in June by 11% and 46% respectively, but plant and machinery finance new business fell by 3% over the same period.


Commenting on the figures, Geraldine Kilkelly, Head of Research and Chief Economist at the FLA said:

“The asset finance market returned a strong performance in the first half of 2016 particularly given the slowdown in business investment. Our latest figures show that the annual new business total surpassed £30 billion for the first time since 2009.”



June 2017

Welcome

Leasing Programmes are excited to welcome Naomi Fowler to the sales team. Naomi has a wealth of experience in the finance industry and will be developing new supplier relationships.

Feel free to contact Naomi in the office on 01823 663737, via her mobile on 07803 410398 or email naomi@leasingprogrammes.co.uk






 

April 2017


It’s been a very busy month here at Leasing Programmes- alongside our normal meetings our sales team are off out and about to various Expo’s and Trade Shows. If you are attending any of the following shows or are interested  in booking a meeting with us, please feel free to call us today on 01823 663737.


   Security and Counter Terror Expo

   RBTE 2017

   Forecourt and Commercial Vehicle Expo

    Dentistry Show




March 2017

Welcome Back!

We are delighted to welcome Phil Mills back to the Leasing Programmes team as Regional Director. Phil has returned to help expand the business further and has already been busy making supplier visits.


If you have any  financial requirements Phil would be pleased to speak with you and is available in the office on 01823 663737, via his mobile on 07778 517972 or email phil@leasingprogrammes.co.uk  








February 2017

Recruiting

Leasing Programmes are expanding rapidly! We have a new member joining our sales team shortly.



January 2017

Happy New Year

Leasing Programmes would like to wish all of their suppliers and customers a very happy  2017! Exciting news … Mary has joined us as Sales Administrator to ensure that our office runs as smoothly as possible.









If you are considering that new investment for the coming year or you have customers that are- get in touch to get the ball rolling! Start driving those sales forward today with our bespoke services. Email us at wellington@leasingprogrammes.co.uk or call on 01823 663 737.