about us

Who we are


We are one of UK's largest* vehicle leasing companies, with over 280,000 vehicles in our fleet.


Our financial backing and reputation sets us apart.


You can trust our experts to keep you on the road.


Striving to lead the way for cost, choice and sustainability. 


We were responsible for 1 in 26 of the UK's new cars and Light Commercial Vehicles registered in 2016.


Offering financial strength, stability and support for growth.


We’ve got our finger on the pulse, bringing you up-to-date insights and technical expertise to ensure your fleet runs as efficiently, safely and reliably as possible.

Our purpose

Our goal is to build long-term relationships with our customers by understanding their needs and delivering the best vehicle solutions that balance best practice, service and value.

We aim to

  • Put customers at the heart of what we do
  • Support individuals and businesses of all sizes
  • Provide a large choice of vehicles
  • Help you to find a suitable funding method
  • Keep customers on the road through our fleet management and driver services and award-winning driver portal
  • Provide fleet consultancy and advice on fleet matters; from cost saving to environmental best practice


Lex Autolease are at the forefront of leasing alternatively fuelled vehicles, continuously working to reinforce our position as the leasing provider of choice for Ultra-Low-Emission vehicles and electric vehicles.

We have

  • Over 12,000 Ultra-Low-Emission vehicles on fleet
  • A constant dialogue with manufacturers, suppliers and government bodies
  • Advice around adapting your company car policy to incorporate alternative fuelled vehicles
  • Implemented innovative solutions to ensure customers and their drivers are choosing the right vehicles for their requirements



  • 1958 - North West Securities Ltd is bought by Bank of Scotland for £700,000 allowing the bank to enter the vehicle finance market
  • 1959 - Lex Service acquires British Colonial Motors to enter the contract hire business
  • 1959 - Autolease Limited founded, owned by Britax International who also own Bristol Street Motors
  • 1969 - North West Securities Ltd acquires Capital Finance Company Ltd
  • 1970 - Bristol Street Motors name replaced with Autolease
  • 1972 - Lex Service became known as Lex Vehicle Leasing
  • 1977 - Autolease is first company in the UK to launch Flexible Lease
  • 1980 - Autolease acquires leasing business, Adams & Gibbons Motor Dealers
  • 1989 - North West Securities Ltd granted a Banking Licence and becomes NWS Bank Plc
  • 1990 - Autolease acquires Jessups Vehicle Contracts and is then sold to Chartered Bank and merged with ACL
  • 1992 - Godfrey Davis Contract Hire is bought by NWS Bank Plc
  • 1997 - NWS Contract Hire becomes Capital Bank Vehicle Management
  • 1998 - Autolease Limited acquired by ACL (Automotive Contract Leasing) which rebrands as ACL Autolease and ACL Motorent
  • 2000 - Godfrey Davis Contract Hire and First Mutual Contracts merge to trade as Godfrey Davis Contract Hire
  • 2000 - ACL Autolease acquired by Lloyds TSB Asset Finance division
  • 2001 - ACL Autolease is rebranded Lloyds TSB Autolease
  • 2001 - Black Horse Vehicle Management, created to support Lloyds TSB and UDT joint venture business, is fully integrated into Lloyds TSB Autolease
  • 2002 - Godfrey Davis and Capital Bank Vehicle Management merge to create Bank of Scotland Vehicle Finance
  • 2002 - First National Vehicle Contracts acquired by Lloyds TSB Asset Finance
  • 2007 - Bank of Scotland Vehicle Finance merged with Lex Vehicle Leasing and rebranded to Lex
  • 2009 - Lloyds TSB Group plc renamed Lloyds Banking Group plc following the acquisition of HBOS plc
  • 2009 - Lloyds TSB Autolease and Lex are merged to become Lex Autolease


Fancy working for the UK’s largest vehicle leasing company? Kick start your career with Lex Autolease today.