Dawsongroup Finance has won a major leasing contract worth £15m to supply trucks and trailers to an unnamed supermarket chain, allowing it to expand its delivery capacity over the Christmas period.

The Ringwood-based company is looking to assist logistics and material handling companies prepare for what it expects to be an "unprecedented peak" in Christmas shopping by enabling them to temporarily expand their fleets.

Explained Dawsongroup Finance commercial director Kevin Wills (pictured): “After a turbulent year, this Christmas trading period is more important than ever for businesses. We want people to get in touch with us now to discuss the options we have available to help them be prepared, whether that is just with a temporary uplift in their delivery capacity or longer-term improvements to their logistics chain.

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“It might be new trucks, cold stores, or the latest material handling technology to ensure their warehouses keep running at optimum capacity – we can help businesses get what they need, and guide them through a range of innovative financing options and approaches which they may not otherwise have considered.”

Dawsongroup Finance has reported a successful 2020, aided by businesses investing in their recovery and growing their fleet without risking large capital.

The firm has also engaged in a major recruitment drive, doubling its headcount, and the launch of a new website.

“The work we’ve done this year, and the support we’ve been able to offer businesses big and small, is testament to the quality of what we do," Wills added. "We are proud to come through for businesses in the UK and give them the finance options they need to weather tough times and ensure their businesses are ready to embrace the opportunities they need to thrive.”