lhe finance


Dawsongroup plc, one of the UK’s top asset rental and leasing organisations, has appointed Robert Taylor as the new head and Commercial Director of its expanding Asset Finance subsidiary, LHE Finance. LHE Finance has grown to become one of the leading specialist asset rental operations across a wide range of industry needs, including trucks and trailers, mechanical handling equipment, buses and coaches, vans, temperature control storage and production facilities and so on.

Taylor spearheads LHE Finance’s next growth phase having left his role in February 2015 as Director of Corporate Asset Finance at Lombard, the asset finance arm of RBS. He was previously Head of Corporate Asset Finance, London, for Bank of Scotland.

Commenting on his appointment, Taylor said: “Dawsongroup is committed to this exciting and evolving area of the group’s operations, and LHE Finance’s advisory approach is exactly how I like my teams to work with their customers. So we will continue to build that reputation for partnering with businesses to help them achieve their goals, as well as consider new products and services in partnership with the rest of the Dawsongroup businesses. With Dawsongroup’s experience and standing in the sectors we work in, I see massive potential for LHE Finance. Working as part of a dynamic, financially strong and well managed business like Dawsongroup is a very exciting prospect for fulfilling that potential, and a task I am looking forward to immensely.”

Steve Miller, Dawsongroup Managing Director, echoed Taylor’s view: “We are already among the market leaders in much of what we do, so enjoy a high profile in all our key industry sectors; as well as excellent relationships with our customers and panel of lenders. We have a clear plan for growth at LHE Finance, and Robert’s entrepreneurial approach is already closely aligned with our own. We are delighted he has chosen to lead the team through this exciting challenge of moving an already successful business forward to even greater success.”

In his 30 year careerwith all the major UK banks in the City and West End, Robert has been a specialist in the growth and development of asset finance divisions for approaching 20 years. 

He is a Fellow of The Leasing Foundation, The Royal Society of Arts and is a fully Chartered Banker.

Robert sits on the Commercial Board of the National Autistic Society, is a Corporate Ambassador for Research Autism and a Trustee of ‘Arts for All’, a Shoreditch-based charity. He is a cycling and fitness fanatic, with one Iron Man challenge already completed and another firmly in his sights for 2016.