Established in 2008 in Manchester, Vantage Leasing is passionate about providing a quality service to both individuals and companies with new vehicle leasing requirements.
The business started out with just 1 person, founder Rob Walker in 2010 our first employee was recruited and in 2013 the business moved to larger, dedicated offices in Withington, Manchester.
Over the next 2 years we rapidly grew and in 2014 opened a used car dealership to enhance the customer experience by offering a part exchange facility on all new leased vehicles.
Today, we are recognised as one of the forerunners in the prestige vehicle leasing industry.
In 2015 we moved to even larger offices at Stafford Court in Sale to allow us to grow organically without worrying about running out of space as the business grows.
Who We Are
We are 16 people across 2 locations, 7 office based in Manchester and 9 based in our dealership.
The youngest member of our team is a 16 apprentice (we are a keen advocate of the Government's Apprentice scheme and have 3 at the moment) and our eldest staff member is 54 (a time tested and experienced mechanical engineer with 35 years’ experience).
Both locations are overseen by Rob Walker, the director with an experienced management structure to support the team.
In 2014, we delivered more Range Rover’s to customers than some franchised dealerships did in the same period. We have achieved this by working closely with a number of UK dealer groups to provide an unrivalled service to our clients across key vehicle manufacturers.
Over the years we have nurtured and built a client-focused culture because we believe that without them we would not be able to retain our competitive advantage. This client focused foundation is based on a very simple idea, the more true value we can offer to our clients – the more true value is achieved by the business. By taking a desirable product and service and turning it into a memorable experience and solution is how we stand out from the crowd.
Meet The Team - Staff Profiles
Rob Walker - Managing Director
Rob started out his career as an administration assistant for BMW Finance and over the years moved into credit management positions within GE Capital, Bank of Scotland and finally the director of Credit for Lex Autolease before deciding the time was right to start Vantage Leasing. Rob still adopts a hands-on approach to the business and regularly works with the account management team on the more complicated or unusual client requirements.
James Buttrick - Sales and Marketing Director/Shareholder
With over 14 years Digital marketing and Sales experience, James elevated himself from management to become a shareholder in the business in 2024. Having organised a fantastic, high performing sales team, James takes a huge sense of pride from the impression that he been able to make on the business, his team and more importantly, the successes of a happy customer base.
Daniel Knowles - Operations Manager
As Operations Manager, Daniel not only brings an established sales background, but he also possesses strong legal knowledge that helps bolster our customer service experience. Having also worked in the real estate business is demonstrating strong customer service skills without any of the estate agent ‘swagger’.
Deklon Lowe - Procurement Manager
Deklon recently celebrated 3 years at Vantage and previously worked in the electrical component supply industry and hospitality industry. He is our resident vehicle finder and has the ability to turn up rare vehicles for immediate supply to our clients. If he can’t find it then it probably doesn’t exist.
John Livesley - Principle Consultant
Brimming with northern charm, John is our most experienced account manager. Since joining us in 2018, John has worked his way through the business and is now looking after some of our biggest clients. John is an experienced negotiator, which allows him to achieve excellent discounts and access to stock vehicles for customers in need of a quicker delivery. Couple that with his outstanding knowledge of the commercial and prestige markets, we are sure that he can find the right deal for the right price and deliver on time for you and your company.
Danny Chadderton - Business Development Manager
Danny has over 15+ years within the automotive industry, with over 10+ years experience within the commercial/vehicle leasing market within the whole of UK. Danny Specialises in looking after small to large company fleets. Highly efficient when it comes to reducing company fleet cost and the understanding of company and employee benefits.
Ethan Tidey - Leasing Consultant
After years of working as a representative for vantage leasing, I have become known for my attention to detail and swiftness in navigating the leasing market and finding my clients their perfect car at a great price. With me, you'll always be in safe hands. I look forward to speaking with you!
Saul Rasheed - Leasing Consultant
Saul has spent the majority of his working life within sales and over the years developed his skills to benefit both personal and business clients. His keen interest in cars along with experience of negotiating discounts with suppliers makes him well equipped to help with any of your leasing needs.