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Enhancing Burton Transport team with an HGV specialist

Close Brothers Asset Finance today announced the appointment of HGV specialist, Chris Dawson, into the role of Area Sales Manager, as the company continues to expand its offering and drive business growth in the Transport sector.

Chris is a fully qualified HGV technician, having won a five-year apprenticeship after leaving school. Specialising in Volvo trucks, he worked in various customer-facing roles over the following decade before taking up his first sales role.

He joins Close Brothers Asset Finance from Close Brothers Vehicle Hire where he was Head of the HGV Sales Team.

Chis commented: “My experience of being an HGV mechanic and then working in the parts sector gave me a detailed understanding of the assets I was selling. Working closely with the customer, we would find both a vehicle and funding solution that worked for them rather than a standard package that didn’t meet their requirements.

“My goal is to offer our customers a guided approach, ensuring they purchase an asset that is a sound investment and works for their business.”

Sharon Chalkley, Managing Director of Close Brothers Asset Finance’s Burton Transport office, commented: “Chris is an exciting addition to the team because not only is he an internal hire with experience of our culture and ways of working, but he’s a proven HGV expert who speaks our customers’ language and will be in a position to advise on funding and, crucially, the technical details and specifications of the assets he’s selling. 

“Bringing Chris on board is a continued demonstration of our long-standing commitment to supporting the transport SME community.”