Leasing Professionals

Shire Leasing joins AFC as corporate member

Mark PickenChief Executive Officer of Shire Leasing

Shire Leasing has recently joined Asset Finance Connect (AFC) as its newest corporate member. This strategic move will enhance Shire Leasing’s industry presence and foster greater collaboration within the asset finance community.

“Asset Finance Connect provides a platform for our corporate members to share insights, best practices, and innovations,” said Edward Peck, CEO of AFC. “As the newest member of AFC, Shire Leasing is well-positioned to make significant contributions to our ever-growing asset finance community and participate in high-level discussions and initiatives that shape the future of the UK asset finance industry.”

Guided by their core values of service, honesty, innovation, relationships and efficiency, Shire Leasing has provided flexible finance solutions since 1990, helping over 66,000 businesses acquire assets cost-effectively.

Shire Leasing’s finance options range from finance lease and hire purchase, through to cash injection solutions such as re-finance and business loans. The company also forms relationships with equipment suppliers, manufacturers and vendors across the full spectrum of business assets, enabling UK SMEs to access finance options when investing at point of sale.

On becoming an AFC corporate member, Mark Picken, Chief Executive Officer of Shire Leasing, commented: “Our decision to join AFC was not a difficult one and a logical step for our business. The breadth and depth of AFCs agenda in the asset finance industry provides another valuable view of our markets. We are active members of the FLA and the Leasing Foundation, and it never hurts to have a third and often alternative view of events that AFC frequently provide.

“We also see our membership as an investment in our people as they will involve themselves in the opportunities AFC offer and learn from their experiences,” he added.

Shire Leasing’s sustainability strategy, ‘People, Planet, Profit’, focuses on adding value and creating positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes while delivering flexible funding solutions. Their highly experienced team is a result of prioritising employee development, with over a third of the team serving more than ten years.

Initiatives like Driving Clean Air, which financially supports SMEs upgrading to Clean Air Zone compliant vehicles, and ‘Tree for a Lease’, which has commissioned the planting of over 21,000 trees, example Shire Leasing’s innovative approach to tackling wider challenges.

For more information about Shire Leasing, visit their website at https://shireleasing.co.uk/ and LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/shire-leasing-plc/

For more information about becoming an AFC Corporate Member, contact our Business Development Director, Joe Nilsson, on tel: +44 (0) 7379 096 111 or via email at joenilsson@assetfinanceconnect.com