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The Axis Team

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Directors

Leigh Goodland

Managing Director

Leigh joined Axis Fleet Management in April 2017, bringing with him over 15 years’ experience in senior roles at MAN Truck & Bus UK, Isuzu Trucks UK and Cordwallis Vehicle Contracts. Leigh has developed a highly motivated team at Axis, underpinning excellent customer service standards and value added solutions for our customers.

Steve Lymer

Key Account Director

Steve is a highly experienced operator with a successful track record working in senior management positions at some of the UK’s leading truck, trailer and contract hire companies. Prior to joining Axis, he was National Sales Manager at Fraikin. His other previous industry roles include Sales & Marketing Director at SDC Trailers, Business Development Director at Clean Air Power and Regional Business Manager at Volvo Trucks UK.

Gary Bowes

Finance Director

Gary joined the board of Axis Fleet Management as Finance Director in September 2016. Gary is an ACA qualified (ICAEW) accountant with over 20 years’ post qualified experience in all aspects of strategic and financial leadership within various fast paced service businesses including five years within a national UK logistics business containing a significant fleet of trucks and trailers.

Jeff Bennett

Head of Operations

Jeff Bennett has over 29 years’ experience in the industry and has been a key member of staff at Axis Fleet Management for the past 5 years.

Sales Team

Paul Watts

Senior Business Development Manager

London and South East

Paul Watts has over 16 years’ experience in the industry, and previous roles have been at Fraiki and Petite Forestier.

Andrew Drake

Business Development Manager

North West

Andrew Drake has over 19 years' experience in the HGV industry, with previous roles in Arla Foods, MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, Michelin and GNB Industrial Power.

Steve Finn

Business Development Manager

East Anglia

Steve Finn has over 25 years' experience in the HGV industry, with previous roles in MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, Mercedes Benz Trucks and IVECO Commercial Vehicles.

Dave Taylor

Business Development Manager

West Midlands

Dave Taylor has over 20 years' experience in the Automotive industry, with 15 of those being in the HGV industry. He has previously had roles in in Mercedes-Benz and IVECO Commercial Vehicles.

Rob Hillcoat

Business Development Manager

South Central

Rob has over 43 years’ experience in the motor trade and has spent the past 18.5 years with Cordwallis Group, which focuses on van hire and commercial vehicle rental services.

Phil Morris

Key Account & Business Development Manager

North East

Phil has a wealth of experience in the industry, joining us from IVECO where he was a Business Development Manager in the Heavy Product division. He has also previously worked at Fraikin.

  • Oliver James Transport Director, Sainsbury's

    Great professional service! I’ve been a customer for over 10 years and they have never let me down! I would definitely recommend Axis to anyone.

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  • Keith Eccles Operations Manager, DHL

    Their people are absolutely superb and have always been so helpful in supporting us. The specification of the assets they provide is first rate and their dedicated account manager, whom I deal with directly, is always accessible and very responsive in dealing with any operational requirements we have.

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