About Asset Finance & Management Ltd

The company

Asset Finance & Management Ltd has been offering finance for technology for more than 30 years.

We are a group of finance and technology professionals with hundreds of man-years experience in IT, banking and the asset finance industry and, with over £1 Billion of capital assets financed for information, communications and energy technology, offer a wide range of experience.

Our customer base today ranges from the small, medium and larger corporate sector, through to the education, Local Authority and healthcare sectors. We have specialist knowledge in funding for Academy Schools and for NHS and Foundation Trusts

We finance

ICT - data and voice networks, software licence and implementation, data centres and hosting and cloud set up.

Industrial machine tools - CNC machines, CMM, X-ray machines,  factory management systems and other industrial technology.

Modular buildings - we offer finance solcuaitons to NHS, schools and commercial clients for these sustainable, high performance, cost effective alternatives to traditional building construction.

Green Technology - solar PV, biomass, LED, air and ground source heat pumps, power optimisers and buildings management technology.

HR Benefits - cycles, PCs, tablets, smartphones and workplace education

We are preferred finance partner to a number of consultancies, manufacturers, resellers and integrators and we offer low cost, flexible solutions to assist corporate and public sector clients in solving the cash and budget obstacles to new technology. 

Our funding arrangements enable us to finance everything that our clients and vendor partners might need - from £500 to £50 million.

Our People

Michael Baker, Director, spent the first half of his professional life in senior manager roles with major banks in UK and abroad. Prior to AFM, Michael was Business Development Director for ECS UK Plc in N. Europe. Michael also works with the Talent Management division and is certified by the British Psychological Society as a combined Test User: Ability & Personality (Level A & B)

Neale Smithies, Head of Treasury & Asset Management, has more than 20 years experience in the leasing industry in sales and in finance and manages our funding and our end of term equipment.

Graham Seeley, Southern Regional Director, has over 25 years experience in the technology sector. Initially a client manager at IBM, Graham was later Director, UK Major Accounts with a Societe Generale subsidiary before joining us, working alongside corporate and public sector clients at senior management and board level.

Darron Smithies, HR Benefits Director,comes from a successful marketing background, project managing initiatives for some of the UK’s larger finance and FMCG businesses.

Karen Macaulay manages our Farnborough office, handling our HR Benefits Finance business. Prior to AFM, Karen managed a number of challenging roles in both the private and not-for-profit sectors.

Tony Holgate, ICT and Midlands and North Regional Director, spent his formative years in sales at IBM, and later Sun Microsystems. In the 90′s he ran his own successful technology finance business.

Michael Porter is our Healthcare specialist. A graduate in Banking & Business studies, after his formative years in commercial banking, Michael joined Kleinwort Benson and its technology finance team. Mike joined AFM in late 2014 after a further extensive period with Leaseguard, the NHS adviser where he was Head of Leasing.