Maxxia Group chief executive officer, Roger Skinner, has been honoured at this year’s Chief Executive’s Lending Forum and Awards event in London.
Roger was presented with the award for CEO of the Year at the glittering awards ceremony, which was arranged by Leasing Life magazine, in front of an audience of financial decision-makers and asset finance providers.
The award was in recognition of Roger’s efforts in leading the Maxxia business since its inception in February 2013. Then, six, highly-experienced finance industry professionals, backed by Australian stock market-listed McMillan Shakespeare Group, formed the company with the aim of building a major fleet and asset finance business, and providing a wide array of business customers with enterprise-wide financing solutions.
Five years later, the Maxxia Group is one of the country’s fastest-growing fleet and asset finance providers and, after successive years of outstanding growth, has seen the value of its underwritten business increase to over £550 million and now employs over 220 people. New business is expected to rise to nearly £750m for 2018.
What they said
Presenting the award, Andrew Denton from event sponsor Alfa, a global supplier of asset and motor finance software and consultancy services, said: “Our winner leads a business whose strategy is to become the leading independent asset finance company and intermediary, providing fully integrated asset management and asset finance services covering a range of assets to the corporate, public sector and SME market.
“The company operates over pretty much every origination channel and to date has acquired four businesses as part of the strategy to deliver accelerated growth; and sustainable value. He says they will acquire at least three further businesses by this year end.”
Roger, who was also presented with the Lending Forum award for European CEO of the Year in 2017 following some 40 years’ experience in the asset finance industry, said he was delighted to receive the honour.
“This is recognition of the outstanding efforts and achievements of a great team of people at Maxxia who have so far delivered on the vision that we created for the business in 2013.
“We are committed to investing in and building a market-leading, dynamic and resilient financial services business where reputation, trust, integrity and empathy is everything – so the building of the Maxxia Group in the UK is something that every member of the group can be proud of,” he said.
Day-long Lending Forum
The evening awards ceremony followed the Chief Executives’ Lending Forum earlier in the day, which looked at the latest cutting edge developments, challenges and opportunities in the UK lending market.
The day-long forum included a series of inspirational keynote presentations, practical case studies, topic-centric roundtables and a number of panel discussions. It also included interactive question and answer sessions intended to maximise participant engagement and promote opportunities for future business development.
Amongst key topics the event tackled were:
- The state of the market 10 years on from the financial crash – key learnings and future outlook
- Market trends and the rising competition in the UK lending market
- What does the future hold for traditional banks?
- Users perspective on asset finance and technology in consumer management
- A due diligence provider’s view on new product development
- Exploring the role of technology and evaluating how it will transform lending in the next 5 years
The event, which was opened by former Chancellor Alistair Darling, now Lord Darling of Roulanish, brought together senior decision makers from the British lending industry, including asset finance leaders as well as new lenders in the alternative finance market.
A gala awards dinner brought the day to a close, with the awards recognising contributions across all segments of the lending industry.