Professional, knowledgeable and reliable,
three things that give us our strength!

Choosing a finance company can be a lottery. Not with Kennet Equipment Leasing. We have leased more than £500m worth of equipment over the last 23 years, ensuring that businesses grow and survive.

With a strong balance sheet, and powerful funder backing, our conversion rate is over 80% for finance proposals.

Financing decisions can be made promptly, with invoices paid within 24 hours of equipment installation.

Every customer - regardless of size - is allocated a dedicated team with one point of contact, who will guide you through from initial enquiry to supplier payout.

    Companies choose Kennet because...

  • Quick decisions and fast turnaround
  • Fast finance turnaround
  • Experienced and dedicated team
  • Financing equipment for over 23 years
  • Over £500M of equipment funded
  • Strong funder access
  • Own Book Facility
  • From sole traders to large corporations
  • 1 in 3 SME's use equipment leasing

Don't just take our word for it, just look at some of the things our satisfied customers have said about us here.

Over the years we have delt with literarally thousands of businesses, many of whom have returned time and time again to renew, replace or add new equipment through leasing. Our expertise and flexibility means that we rarely have to turn people away and the speed with which we can respond allows you to have the equipment up, running and earning money in no time.

We ask you to finance the goods we sell to our customers.
Your guys are always helpful and efficient.
Mike Bowden, M.O.S. Sales and Service

Probably the best way to find out exactly why you should use Kennet Equipment Leasing is to give us a call and talk through your plans with one of our sales team. If there is a way that equipment leasing can help you we will find it and get the ball rolling. If we genuinely don't think leasing is for you we will tell you, and where possible suggest a better course of action.

We ask you to finance the goods we sell to our customers.
Kennet are the first and only choice when it comes to funding.
Mark Jackson, The Tanning Cabin

Meet the Team

steve swift, chairman



Co-founded Kennet in 1991 with Maria Swift and has spent 28 Years in the finance industry. Steve has always been very much the driving force behind Kennet and thrives on the challenges involved.

Tim Tainty, managing director

Tim Tainty

Managing Director

Tim came into Kennet with a powerful business background. Having worked in senior positions within the logistics and manufacturing sectors, he brings a wealth of financial and management experience to the organisation.

operations director

Tony Devenney

Operations Director

Having joined Steve and Maria in 1991 along with Mark Suckley, Tony helped to form the Kennet we know today. As an original Board member, Tony has aided the development of Kennet from a 'spare room' business to a leading player in the industry.

adrian lamb, sales director

Adrian Lamb

Sales Director

Adrian joined Kennet in 2001 as a Sales Account Manager. Having a strong pedigree in sales Adrian has worked his way up to his current role. He is responsible for the entire sales force at Kennet as well as some of the busiest accounts.

Mark suckley, director

mark suckley


Mark was one of the first people to join Kennet back in 1991 and has occupied a place on the board ever since. With a very strong sales background Mark has been instrumental in the growth of the company.

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