We are pleased to announce the return of Lewis Banford to Liberty Leasing in the capacity of Head of Broker Sales, a pivotal role that underscores our commitment to business development and growth.
A Wealth of Experience Rejoins Our Team
Lewis re-enters our organisation after a three-year hiatus, bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise, cultivated during his tenure in the asset finance sector. His return marks a significant milestone for Liberty Leasing, as he resumes his journey where his career in asset finance began 18 years ago. During his 3 years away, Lewis gained valuable insights and expanded his professional network, we eagerly anticipate the positive impact he will have on our sales strategies and overall business success.
The Evolution of a Finance Professional
Lewis embarked on his journey with Liberty Leasing nearly two decades ago, witnessing the company’s evolution from its nascent stages to the established entity it is today. As a Trainee Account Manager, he navigated the company’s growth, experiencing its highs and lows, and gaining a profound understanding of our organisation, the industry landscape, and our extensive broker network. His comprehensive view of various departments within the company provided him with invaluable insights, enabling him to forge enduring relationships with colleagues and customers alike. Lewis’s return signifies not only a homecoming but also the resurgence of a leader who embodies our core values and vision. We are thrilled to welcome him back into the fold, confident in the wealth of experience and wisdom he brings to further shape our success.
Mentoring the Next Generation of Business Development
In his new capacity, Lewis will play a key role in honing the skills of our junior Business Development team. He will actively engage in developing their soft skills, providing hands-on support as they navigate the complexities of broker meetings and negotiations. Lewis’s mentorship will extend beyond the office and into the field, where he will accompany our team, offering real-time guidance and fostering their confidence and capability in writing and delivering deals. Lewis has a keen ability to identify individuals with the right attitude, which will not only strengthen our current team but also lays the foundation for future growth. This discerning approach ensures that as we expand, we assemble an outstanding sales team, equipped not just with technical expertise, but also with the interpersonal skills necessary to forge lasting customer and broker relationships and drive our business to new heights.
Lewis Banford on Returning to a Transformed Liberty Leasing
“It’s remarkable to be back working within a business I’ve had such a long-standing history with and to witness the incredible strides it has made in the last three years.” Comments Lewis. “I’m genuinely in awe of the progress Liberty Leasing has made – refining our processes, implementing a brand new and bespoke system to optimise our deal processing, and streamlining our team structures. These advancements give us a competitive edge and have enhanced the position of the business as a key player in the independent asset finance space. Accompanied by these investments and improvements, Liberty has stayed true to its core values of relationship-building and delivering exceptional customer experiences.
To me, my new role is more than team leadership; it’s about mentorship and investing in the future stars of the business, something I feel Liberty has always been regarded for. The warm welcome back I have received has been truly humbling and I am thrilled to be part of Liberty’s journey once again. With our shared history and collective vision for the future I am committed to supporting our success and excellence in the industry.”
A Word from our Managing Director
Allan Clegg, Managing Director comments, “Lewis returning to Liberty is a great step forward as we push the business with a focus on streamlining and commitment to our brokers and customers. This appointment stands as a crucial component on our path to success.
Welcome back, Lewis, we’re delighted to have you with us once again.”