Close Brothers Asset Finance says it has brought more than 600 vehicles to the UK through its involvement with the Regional Growth Fund (RGF).
John Fawcett, chief executive officer of the transport division at Close Brothers Asset Finance, said: 'We have been championing and supporting SMEs for over 30 years now, and I find it gratifying that, as part of our involvement in RGF, not only have we created and safeguarded many jobs, but there are more than 600 vehicles on the UK's roads that may not otherwise have been there.
'Without these physical assets on the road, there wouldn't be the jobs available for the drivers, mechanics, and other staff. There is also the ripple effect for the support industries in, for instance, manufacturing and services.
'Initiatives like the RGF have a very real impact on our lives. For instance, one of the companies we helped source and finance a vehicle for is an ambulance and medical rescue firm. Then of course there are the manufacturers moving their goods and coach firms transporting people up and down the UK'