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With more than 50 years’ experience of providing exceptional customer service, we are well placed to help you with everything you need to manage your fleet.

  • Multi-franchise supply of cars and vans with national coverage
  • Experts in reducing your fleet costs
  • Whole life costing analysis
  • Flexible funding solutions that meet your business needs
  • Dedicated fleet management software
  • Tax-efficient staff car benefit schemes

Our Corporate Team

Jason Smith

General Manager - Corporate

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: 08451483010

Jason  Smith

Gemma Hutchinson

Fleet Administrator

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

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: 08451483010

Anthony  Pescod

Sarah Huitson

Trainee 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

Laura Mcleod

Trainee 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 under the watchful eye of Tom Wheatley. She is currently on a get-fit campaign and, we are told, making great progress!

Tel: 0845 148 3010

Laura Mcleod

Claire Donoghue

Key Account Team Leader

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


Our Contract Hire Team

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 3020

Claire Peacock

Dave Rowell

Warranty Controller

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: 08451483020

Dave  Rowell

Kellie Hunt

Broker / Internet Sales Specialist

Kellie has worked within the motor industry now for over 8 years, starting out in administration and was key in helping to establish Benfield Corporate Motoring. She now has a great deal of experience with both large and small clients and has taken up the challenge of managing the new Benfield Corporate Motoring website. In her spare time Kellie enjoys Motorbikes, photography and learning to speak Italian.

Tel: 0845 148 3020

Kellie Hunt

Lisa Nicholson

Contract Motoring Controller

Lisa began working life as a dental nurse followed by a management role within Orange customer services dept. Her motor industry roles began with Citroen in Newcastle where she multi tasked between sales admin, accounts in sales and aftersales. A busy role if ever there was one! A period with Saab followed before starting with Benfield as Controller within the busy leasing department. Lisa is responsible for preparing finance documents, maintenance of contracts and general administration support. Lisa enjoys reading and spending time with family.

Tel: 0845 148 3020

Lisa Nicholson

Ashley Lamb

Broker Specialist

Tel: 0845 148 3020

Ashley Lamb

Speak to an advisor

Call us on, 0845 148 3010

Mon to Fri: 9am - 6pm

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Why choose Benfield?

"The customer service has been impeccable; incredibly thorough, reliable and efficient. All our concerns/needs were catered for in a thoroughly professional manner and I can't speak highly enough of the personal service we've received."

Glenn Finlay
Cargotec

Cargotec

"Jason Smith's attention to detail makes him one of the best customer relationship managers that I have come across. This was exemplified in our latest transaction with him where he found my wife a top quality Qashqai+2 and married it with a superb finance package. A true professional. No wonder we've used his services 3 times now!"

Dr. Alan Lowdon
Narec

Narec