Meet the Team

Meet the Team 2017-10-12T15:47:13+00:00

Our Team

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Peter Savage
Peter Savage CEO

Peter Savage

As well as being one of the founders of Azule, I am an out-of-the-box thinker, always trying something new. I’m not great at detail but I do love to come up with a cunning plan and, if I think it has potential, I will strive to make it happen. Among my favourite phrases are “why not?” and “don’t always follows the rules”. I am probably at my happiest when I am eventually proved right, (with help from my team of course).
My greatest moment: The birth of my kids, without a doubt. It was the start of something really special.
My favourite TV Show: I have never had a ‘must watch’ show but I will watch any sport. My favourite is the final day of the Open golf. It was something that I was brought up with, a bit like one of my other loves, Test cricket.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: The Long Good Friday. I love gangster movies - as long as I am on the winning side.
Best music gig been to: The Jam 1978/9.
Currently on top of my bucket list: Luckily my bucket is fairly full.
My favourite flavour of jelly: I hate jelly with a passion but at a push may be seen to be making the odd vodka jelly.
Gavin Scott
Gavin Scott MANAGING DIRECTOR

Gavin Scott

Before founding Azule with Peter, I worked for, um, Peter. In total I have been working in broadcast, sound and lighting finance since 1998. After all this time I like to think I have lots of experience but I’m always learning about the technology. My main expertise is in sound and lighting having financed many major rental companies including plenty that have staged some of Europe’s largest tours and festivals. Outside of work I am married with 2 young boys, and a daughter who keep me busy on the weekends, generally ferrying them around to sports clubs and activities. When I have some free time I become a MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra) and get out on my road bike for anything between 40 and 60 miles of cycling. My other passions include golf and football (sorry, I’m a Chelsea fan).
My greatest moment: Becoming a dad.
My favourite TV Show: Top Gear.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: The Hangover.
Best music gig been to: U2 at Twickenham Stadium.
Currently on top of my bucket list: Parachute Jump from a plane.
My favourite flavour of jelly: Strawberry.
Rebecca Price
Rebecca Price SALES DIRECTOR

Rebecca Price

Demure, introverted and a pacifist: these are just some of the things that Rebecca is not. If it weren’t for the lure of the bright lights of Datchet I would probably be in court cross-examining criminals. As it stands I interrogate employees and clients instead. I am a total foodie and traveller. I love cooking and eating out, especially in foreign climes. To counter this I do circuit training and can often be found hobbling around the office after over doing it at the gym.
My greatest moment: Having the guts/stupidity to quit my job in the middle of a banking crisis and travel to Asia and Africa.
My favourite TV Show: ThunderCats. Cheetara is my idol.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: The Italian Job. Any excuse to be in Italy.
Best music gig been to: Rudimental at Brixton Academy. Bloomin’ awesome!
Currently on top of my bucket list: A trip to the Galapagos Islands.
My favourite flavour of jelly: Champagne.
Joerg
Jörg Pieper DIRECTOR
GERMAN OFFICE

Jörg Pieper

I run the German operation of Azule. With over 20 years experience in the broadcast and pro audio industry I can talk a customer’s language which is one of the key factors in Azule being recognised as the finance experts in the media industry.
My greatest moment: My wedding.
My favourite TV Show: Sing My Song.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: The role of Danny in Brassed Off.
Best music gig been to: Jason Mraz.
Currently on top of my bucket list: Two tickets to see the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
My favourite flavour of jelly: Haribo.
James Werts
James Werts CREDIT DIRECTOR

James Werts

I am responsible for assessing, analysing and underwriting every finance and credit requirement that Azule receives. It is fair to say that I enjoy reading financial reports and management accounts more than it is normal. I am highly in demand around the office as everyone wants to underwrite their deal asap. Despite this pressure I cope well and it all works like clockwork. Honest.
My greatest moment: Is yet to come.
My favourite TV Show: Gardeners’ World, anything with David Attenborough in it or Jackass.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Avengers’ Assemble, Spinal Tap, the occasional trip to Castaway.
Best music gig been to: Stone Roses, Earls Court, late 1995.
Currently on top of my bucket list: Is another bucket.
My favourite flavour of jelly: One you can wrestle in.
Sophie
Sophie LeCras-Easthope TRAINEE ACCOUNTANT

Sophie LeCras-Easthope

I have worked for the sales support team at Azule for five years. Currently I am busy filling my free time by socialising with friends and family, going for dinner and drinks, being a tourist around London and other places in the UK and going to the gym.
My greatest moment: So far it has been working aboard in Majorca as a holiday rep.
My favourite TV Show: Most TV dramas but particularly Luther, Scandal and Holby City.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Back To The Future, so that I could time travel in a DeLorean!
Best music gig been to: I’ve never been to a gig I wanted to go to. I took my younger sister to JLS a few years ago and went to Wireless last year.
Currently on top of my bucket list: Travelling to see different parts of the world. I would love to do a bungee jump or a sky dive but I am a bit of a wimp.
My favourite flavour of jelly: Has to be a cherry or apple.
Nastasia Bishop
Nastasia Bishop SALES SUPPORT MANAGER

Nastasia Bishop

Avid retro-game player, Rat lover, Disney Connoisseur, Harry Potter fanatic, Baking enthusiast, Literature junkie. I am many things, but I find passion in everything I do. I’m always looking to try new experiences in my own perfectly introverted way.
My greatest moment: Experiencing the magic of Disneyworld and Universal’s Harry Potter World
My favourite TV Show: SpongeBob SquarePants.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Any Harry Potter film – I’m not born for this muggle life!
Best music gig been to: I’ve never been to a gig! I’m a granny at heart. Crowds and loud music are not my thing!
Currently on top of my bucket list: Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland and eating street food in Mexico
My favourite flavour of jelly: The green gummy bears!
Kerrie
Kerrie Hall SALES SUPPORT

Kerrie Hall

I have worked at Azule, as part of the sales support team, for the past six years. Having become a mummy to my little girl in 2014 I now work part-time. My daughter pretty much takes up all my spare time outside of work. On the rare occasion I do get an evening off I enjoy eating out, going to the cinema and a night out with the girls.
My greatest moment: Becoming a mum.
My favourite TV Show: Pretty much all the soaps.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Jurassic Park.
Best music gig been to: Party In The Park at Hyde Park in the late 90s.
Currently on top of my bucket list: Go to Disney World Florida.
My favourite flavour of jelly: Blackcurrant.
James Hudaly
James Hudaly ACCOUNT MANAGER

James Hudaly

The youngest and the newest addition to the fantastic team at Azule. Sales by day, sales by night. Having worked at Close Asset Finance and now with Azule, it is clear asset finance is my passion.  Being the only northerner (scouser)  in the office  I am prone to the odd joke. Outside the office I am a keen sportsman and most noticeably following/playing football and tennis. Common quote “work hard play hard” therefore I live for the weekends, prone to a Thursday night out but don’t tell my boss ;).  Just joking Gavin see you at 8am on Friday.
My greatest moment: Scoring the winning penalty in the 1966 World Cup.
My favourite TV Show: Californication. (Hank Moody = Don).
If I could live in a movie I would choose: American Psycho, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is an unusual yet fantastic character.
Best music gig been to: Calvin Harris, when he was new to the scene.
Currently on top of my bucket list: To play in the world poker tour.
My favourite flavour of jelly: Wibble Wobble Wibble Wobble Jelly on a plate. I don’t like jelly.
Ramona Culea
Ramona Culea ACCOUNT MANAGER

Ramona Culea

I am a strong believer in the saying ‘where there is a will there is a way.’ And if that doesn’t work, find a shortcut if necessary. I love travelling and cooking.
My greatest moment: My wedding day and probably my next holiday.
My favourite TV Show: Hmm, I much prefer movies.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: A rom-com movie where we can wear dresses like they did in Belle Epoque.
Best music gig been to: I can’t remember, so it probably it wasn’t that good.
Currently on top of my bucket list: To travel around the world as much as possible.
My favourite flavour of jelly: I am not a jelly fan but if it’s a vanilla/coconut flavour I might try it.
Hamza Hameed
Hamza Hameed DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

Hamza Hameed

I am an avid motoring enthusiast and enjoy going racing when possible. I am passionate about digital marketing and online sales, and have a strong entrepreneurial flare about myself which I aim to make use of when working with a Azule.
My greatest moment: Achieving a 1st class honours degree!
My favourite TV Show: The Simpsons
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Fast & Furious
Best music gig been to: Not been to any..
Currently on top of my bucket list: To eat 60 Mcdonald chicken nuggets in 60 minutes
My favourite flavour of jelly: I’ve eaten a lot of strawberry jelly but I would imagine Cola flavoured jelly would be nice 😊
Rebecca Knight
Rebecca Knight CHANNEL DIRECTOR

Rebecca Knight

I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist – look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes… now pop the kettle on, please! Up to the age of 18, I competed nationally at three different sports… tennis, hockey and football… so it is fair to say that playing sport is one of my passions. On a business note, I have worked in B2B Sales and Marketing roles for over eleven years, with SME companies as well as Multi-Nationals including Nestlé and more recently Canon.
My greatest moment: When my daughter Emily was born.
My favourite TV Show: Strictly Come Dancing.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Star Wars. I would love to be Yoda who is my ultimate role model … little and all knowing. Well I’m ok with the first but maybe not yet the second!
Best music gig been to: Lady Antebellum.
Currently on top of my bucket list: Taking Emily to Lapland to meet Father Christmas (and check out the Northern Lights at the same time).
My favourite flavour of jelly: Not really a fan of jelly, but I could eat my own body weight in chocolate.
Rupinder Girn
Rupinder Girn CREDIT & COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT

Rupinder Girn

Having recently graduated in Economics, I am quite new at Azule. I was looking for a challenging and dynamic environment, in which I could develop myself personally and professionally, and I saw Azule as a natural progression to do so.
My greatest moment:Dancing alongside a popular Indian folk dance group
My favourite TV Show: Impractical Jokers
If I could live in a movie I would choose: As weird as this may sound, any horror film, just for the paranormal experience.
Best music gig been to: Diljit Dosanjh Concert (Punjabi Singer)
Currently on top of my bucket list: To create a bucket list...
My favourite flavour of jelly: Strawberry
Pritam Padham
Pritam Padham SALES SUPPPORT

Pritam Padham

I joined Azule in June 2016. Before I worked at Azule I worked at a bank. In my spare time I love to shop, spend time with family/friends and I also like to travel the world and see new places.
My greatest moment: Is still in the making …..
My favourite TV Show: Criminal Minds/Hawaii-5-0/Any cooking/baking programme
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Any Rom-com/Comedy
Best music gig been to: Ed Sheeran/Bruno Mars
Currently on top of my bucket list: To travel the world
My favourite flavour of jelly: Don't really like jelly
Ameenah Khan
Ameenah Khan SALES SUPPPORT

Ameenah Khan

The newest addition to the Azule family. Having worked only in the Automotive industry, I am looking forward to a new challenge here at Azule! I love learning about different cultures and plan to travel to every corner of the World!
My greatest moment: Graduating from University
My favourite TV Show: Criminal Minds, NCIS, Hustle
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Any Rom-com
Best music gig been to: Haven’t been to one!
Currently on top of my bucket list: To visit Kenya…
My favourite flavour of jelly: Don’t like Jelly…
Katie Phillips
Katie Phillips SALES SUPPPORT

Katie Phillips

I joined Azule in February 2017 and work part time, spending the rest of my week looking after/cleaning up after my husband, little boy and two dogs. After working in motorsport event management for the previous 17 years I was looking for a change and Azule was a fresh new start in the world of finance for me!
My greatest moment: Becoming a mum
My favourite TV Show: Impractical Jokers
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Homeland
Best music gig been to: Beyonce, I love her
Currently on top of my bucket list: I'm saving (and failing) for a weekend in the Royal Suite at the Mandarin Oriental
My favourite flavour of jelly: I might be persuaded to have a vodka jelly shot....
Sara Ordoña
Sara Ordoña OFFICE MANAGER

Sara Ordoña

I love people, words and numbers and what better place to work with all these than at Azule Finance. With 20 years agency experience in Finance and HR, throw me a curve ball and I’ll do my best to catch it and make it happen with a smile 🙂
My greatest moment: Being a Mum to my 2 children – not any one moment – every moment. I especially love to watch Milissa ride and watch Robbie dance. Nothing makes me happier than that.
My favourite TV Show: I don’t really watch much TV, but can be known to watch MasterChef and ‘I’m a Celebrity’, but with my extreme fear of rodents, I spend most of the time with my eyes closed anyway.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Wizard of Oz – how fabulous it would be to wear those sparkling red shoes, to meet wonderful people to make friends with and dance and sing along the Yellow Brick Road.
Best music gig been to: Robbie Williams at Milton Keynes Bowl. ‘A’mazing. I’m sure he was singing to just me and didn’t notice the other 10’s of 1,000’s people there.
Currently on top of my bucket list: To master reversing the horse trailer. It’s sooo hard.
My favourite flavour of jelly: I’m not a fan of jelly, but if it is possible to make ‘champagne’ jelly – if so, then maybe I could be persuaded.
Holley Eastell
Holley Eastell SALES SUPPPORT

Holley Eastell

Little intro about you: I worked for DHL for nearly 9 years, so Azule is definitely a different career path, but I'm really enjoying learning about asset finance. It is definitely keeping my brain ticking which I really like! In my free time apart from being a Mummy, I really enjoy going to the gym to burn of some energy!
My greatest moment: becoming a Mummy to my beautiful son Kayson
My favourite TV Show: Keeping up with the Kardashians
If I could live in a movie I would choose: As weird as this may sound, any horror film, just for the paranormal experience.
Best music gig been to: I haven't been to one! I prefer concerts.
Currently on top of my bucket list: To go on a Caribbean / Disney cruise
My favourite flavour of jelly: I hate jelly
Sam Idle
Sam Idle JUNIOR SALES SUPPORT

Sam Idle

Oldest of four and the only boy - even our dog is a girl!
My greatest moment: Surviving two crazy years in India. An unbelievable, once in a life time experience which I will never forget.
My favourite TV Show: Football is on most of the time in our house or Fresh Prince of Bel Air (I’ve watched every series at least three times).
If I could live in a movie I would choose: ‘Goal’. I’d get to play alongside David Beckham and besides, who wouldn't want to live the life of footballer?
Best music gig been to: Reading Festival - best weekend ever!
Currently on top of my bucket list: Going to watch Man Utd win the Champions League (highly unlikely to happen any time soon).
My favourite flavour of jelly: I’m more of a Ben & Jerry’s chocolate fudge brownie ice- cream man myself.....
Anushka
Anushka Carter ACCOUNTANT

Sam Idle

I love creating and making pointless things, but try to keep that out of the day job.
My greatest moment: it’s too hard to decide – probably something travel related.
My favourite TV Show: it’s too hard to decide – probably something travel related.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Lord of the Rings, I’d have my own hobbit hole.
Best music gig been to: Seeing Radiohead at Glastonbury.
Currently on top of my bucket list: I don’t know if it’s at the top, but I had it in my head that I wanted to have visited at least 100 countries… 15 more to go!
My favourite flavour of jelly: Pass on the jelly, bring on the pie!
Chewy
Chewy OFFICE DOG

Chewy

People often tell me that I am wonderful. In fact some say I am the best dog in the world. I am not sure about that but I am certainly friendly, caring and spookily intelligent. I make friends easily and I am happy to soak up any praise that comes my way.
My greatest moment: Frolicking in the sunny countryside with a full belly and the promise of lots of belly rubs.
My favourite TV Show: Crufts or The Dog Whisperer.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Lady and the Tramp.
Best music gig been to: Never been to a gig. But I quite fancy seeing The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.
Currently on top of my bucket list: To eat whatever is in the bucket.
My favourite flavour of jelly: All jelly.

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