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About Us

Over 50 years’ experience of providing
exceptional customer service...

About Us

With more than 50 years’ experience of providing excellent customer service, and one of the largest and most reputable companies in the UK to offer competitive tendering for company vehicles, Benfield is a one-stop, multi-franchise, group fleet sales facility and are well placed to help you with everything you need to manage your fleet.

We provide:

  • A multi-franchise supply of cars and vans with national coverage.
  • Experts in reducing your fleet costs.
  • Whole life costing analysis, calculating the lifetime cost of your vehicle choices by taking into account elements such as CO2 and tax.
  • Flexible funding solutions that meet your business needs including contract hire and leasing.
  • Tax-efficient staff car benefit schemes.
  • Fleet Management and Support, managing all aspects of your fleet and providing quarterly mileage reporting and consultation.
  • License checks reducing risk by checking your drivers’ licences against DVLA licence data automatically.
  • Fuel Management, providing increased control over the way your drivers buy and use fuel.
  • Fleet risk analysis.
  • Fleet Insurance covering your entire fleet with no restrictions on business type or vehicle class.
  • Accident Management - reducing vehicle off-road days, administration and monitoring, leading to a reduction in fleet costs.
  • Highly trained, dedicated, named Key Account Managers with a secondary named contact for those times when your usual contact is away from the business. This way we minimize any break in those all-important service levels.

Our Corporate Team

Jason Smith

General Manager

Jason brings almost 20 years of fleet sales experience to Benfield Corporate Motoring. Starting out life with local Ford dealer RH Patterson before progressing to North East Audi as Corporate Sales Manager, he is a passionate ambassador for the company and is a keen musician in his spare time.

Tel: 0845 148 3010

Jason Smith

Claire Peacock

Operations Manager

Claire began her motor trade career working as a Fleet Administrator for Vardy Contract Motoring quickly working her way up to management level. Here she managed a team of 10 people and overseen funding and purchasing for the business. After a brief stint at Black Horse finance, dealing predominantly in vehicle finance Claire made the move across to Benfields own contract hire department. Initially taking the position as sales and moving on to her new position of operations manager. Her previous experience in fleet and finance make her the ideal person to help expand the business. Claire enjoys socialising with family and friends.

Tel: 0845 148 3010

Claire  Peacock

Claire Donoghue

Logistics Manager

Claire came to Benfield Corporate with over 17 years of motor industry experience. She has a unique ability to supervise large throughput with a zen-like calmness, rarely seen in the industry. Her ability to identify ways of doing things better for our customers is making a significant difference. Outside of work she looks forward to socialising with friends, fine wine and taking in the occasional rom-com at the cinema.

Tel: 0845 148 3010

Claire  Donoghue

Gemma Reay

Financial Controller

Gemma Reay has 13 years of experience with Benfield in many varied roles making her an incredibly versatile member of the team. A Financial Controller with huge operational capability has made her the choice of the Group Fleet division. Her spare time is shared between cherished close friends and family and, not forgetting her guilty pleasure - watching the Kardshians on TV!

Tel: 0845 148 3010

Gemma Reay

Anthony Pescod

Key Account Manager

Anthony began his working life with the Tom Cowie Group. Latterly known as Masterlease, Anthony played a key role within the vehicle acquisition and dealer management team. He currently plays a vital role in ensuring large volumes of orders are handled with accuracy and care. Anthony is a keen football fan and can be found coaching an under 10’s team at the weekends.

Tel: 0845 148 3010

Anthony  Pescod

Laura McLeod

Key Account Manager

Laura began working life as an administrator with one of Newcastle’s premier law firms. This early experience in a busy environment has proven invaluable during her first 18 months with Benfield and she has brought some great initiatives to the role. To her own surprise and delight Laura has quickly gained confidence in discussing motor mechanical issues. She is currently on a get-fit campaign and, we are told, making great progress!

Tel: 0845 148 3010

Laura  McLeod

Sarah Huitson

Key Account Manager

Sarah has been in customer care since leaving school and held various positions in the banking sector and the motor trade before joining Benfield Corporate in 2011. She is a passionate ambassador of customer care and enjoys a loyal following as a result. A lady with a unique sense of humour, she looks forward to weekends shared with family and friends and has an interest in classic home interior design.

Tel: 0845 148 3010

Sarah  Huitson

Gemma Hutchinson

Fleet Co-ordinator

Gemma joins us from the locally, high profile Northern Rock Building Society where she worked within the busy insurance division. She also has a past experience of law – working within the conveyancing department of a local firm. She recently joined Benfield Corporate Motoring to help improve administrative processes and to support the ever growing sales team. In her spare time she enjoys working out in her local gym and spending time with friends and family.

Tel: 0845 148 3010

Gemma Hutchinson

David Rowell

Compound & Maintenance Manager (BCM)

Dave began working life as a technician for Wingrove Motors, he quickly worked his way up to the position of service manager at the tender age of just 24. Alongside this role, Dave also worked as manager at Perdal developments, while at Perdal developments they built one of the 1st Citroens to compete in the Paris to Dakar Rally! Dave Joined Benfield back in 1983 and has held a number of positions around the business. These have varied from Audi master technician to service and bodyshop manager and in each role Dave has excelled. When Benfield contract Motoring were looking for a replacement Warranty and Maintenance controller Dave's experience made him the perfect choice. He has also recently undertaken the role of disposals co-ordinator for the department. Dave is usually found on the Golf course at weekends trying to perfect his swing or entertaining his 4 grandchildren.

Tel: 0845 148 3010

David  Rowell

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Call us on, 0845 148 3010

Mon to Fri: 9am - 6pm

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