If you need to invest in new equipment for your company, from IT hardware to plant and machinery or heavy commercial vehicles, leasing can often be a more flexible and affordable solution than purchasing.

We offer a wide range of tried and tested funding options and terms (including leasing, operating lease and hire purchase).

Whether you’re a start up looking for £1k or an established SME seeking £250k plus, we have very high acceptance rates and no preferred assets or markets. The high number of repeat clients replacing or updating their equipment through us is testament to the dedication of our team.

If we believe your business plan is sound, you can also borrow money against your existing equipment assets without the need for further securities.

Need more info on how it works? Read our guide to equipment leasing here.

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Academy saw our vision immediately and backed it. We found their response and subsequent action to be speedy and effective.

- Nick Antrobus, Director, Greener Surfacing Limited

Academy Leasing provided details of their quotation up front, there were no additional fees to pay at the front or back of the loan and they had the lowest rate.

- Greg Ead, Partner, The Chough Bakery

We have been impressed by Academy’s flexibility – especially compared to the banks – and their ability to see beyond the usual tick box approach.

- Georgina St Hilaire, Managing Director, Shaw Metal Solutions

Why choose us

  • One of the UK’s leading suppliers of equipment finance with 30 years experience
  • 87% of all funding requests accepted
  • Our own internal funding resources so we can give you a decision FAST
  • Borrow money against existing equipment assets (if your business plan is strong)


Company Shaw Metal Solutions
Lease Amount £35,000
Equipment Tool-making facility

When the banks failed to deliver, Shaw Metals turned to Academy Leasing for a £35,000 investment in state of the art manufacturing equipment which would allow them to increase turnover for the second year running and expand into new markets. Managing Director, Georgina St Hilaire said “By securing funding through Academy Leasing,  we have now been able to invest in our own tool-making facility. This is a fantastic advantage which allows us to offer our clients a one-stop-shop for tooling, samples and final products, and gives us total control over both quality and turnaround times. It’s also helped us to move into new sectors like oil and gas exploration.”

Seeing the potential in their business model and keen to enter a long term relationship with Shaw Metals, Academy Leasing secured a further £150,000 for a CNC automatic lathe to service their expansion ambitions.

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