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.
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.
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.
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.
GERMAN COUNTRY MANAGER
I live and work in one of the best places in Germany: Munich. I’ve been working in the film industry as a sales manager since 1991 for reputable companies such as Licht & Ton, Dedo Weigert Film and others. Since March 19 I have the great pleasure of being the Germany Country Manager for Azule Finance GmbH.
My greatest moment: Holding my motorbike license in my hands for the first time.
My favourite TV Show: CABARET.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Easy Rider of course, I mean, what else is there!
Best music gig been to: “Cher” – Live-concert in Munich (a long time ago)
Currently on top of my bucket list: Cruising through Europe on my motorbike.
My favourite flavour of jelly: I’ve never even heard of jelly before, but give me dark chocolate any time.
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.
I enjoy working in Operations as no two days, deals or customers are ever the same, so there it is never dull moment.
When I am not working I will be found planning my next trip as I love to travel. I get a thrill from seeing new places, meeting new people and trying new things.
My greatest moment: My wedding day, having all the people I love together to celebrate with me was an amazing feeling.
My favourite TV Show: Sex and the City.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - I'd love to drink from a chocolate fountain!
Best music gig been to: Elton John at Caesars Palace - my husband got front row tickets as a surprise when we were in Vegas on our honeymoon
Currently on top of my bucket list: I have a list of places I want to visit (I love a list). Currently at the top of this list is Vietnam
My favourite flavour of jelly: Not keen on jelly, it would always be something chocolaty for me.
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.
HEAD OF SALES SUPPORT, PAYOUTS & END OF LEASE
Avid retro-game player, Animal Lover, Disney Connoisseur, Harry Potter fanatic, Aspiring author, 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: Brooklyn 99.
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!
EUROPEAN CREDIT & ACCOUNT MANAGER
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…
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.
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
I love to explore and travel the world, one holiday or four at a time. A massive foodie and I love to cook.
My greatest moment:Yet to come...
My favourite TV Show: Scandal, Suits, Grey's Anatomy & NCIS
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Any Marvel or Harry Potter movie.
Best music gig been to: Gigs aren't really my thing!
Currently on top of my bucket list: To travel through Latin America
My favourite flavour of jelly: I don't like jelly!
INTERNAL ACCOUNT MANAGER
Previously an air hostess, I love to travel, explore & try new things. In my spare time I love to go out but also love reading & listening to music.
My greatest moment: Climbing Snowdon, Scaffell Pike & Ben Nevis
My favourite TV Show: Archer or Always Sunny in Philadelphia
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Finding Nemo
Best music gig been to: Slayer or Weezer
Currently on top of my bucket list: Machu Picchu
My favourite flavour of jelly: Orange
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.
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.
EUROPEAN ACCOUNT MANAGER
Having spent most of my career overseas working in travel & customer centric industries, I am very excited to join the team at Azule and support the expansion of their business across Europe. I love being with family & friends, enjoy a challenge, new experiences, I’m a real foody & love to travel. My lifelong motto “when writing the story of your life don’t let anyone else hold the pen”.
My greatest moment: When my son ‘ Nico’ was born.
My favourite TV Show: Graham Norton makes me laugh and Planet Earth makes me curious.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Roman Holiday – I love a good romantic comedy, European cities & the Piaggio Vespa!
Best music gig been to: When U2 performed at ‘The Bowl’ – awesome & memorable
Currently on top of my bucket list: Mine is already pretty full but there are still new experiences & adventures out there.
My favourite flavour of jelly: Lemon & lime – tangy & sugar free!
I am cheerful and competitive chap who loves to travel, festivals and just about any sport I can participate in. I am a huge foodie and love to cook.
My greatest moment: White sand beaches in Kefalonia - good food, good drinks and scorching heat.
My favourite TV Show: Peaky blinders or Luther.
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Before my time, but Lawrence Jamieson played by Michael Cain in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Best music gig been to: Artic Monkeys & Miles Kane, Finsbury Park.
Currently on top of my bucket list: Travel: Currently top is Ankor Wat in Cambodia and Talum in Mexico
My favourite flavour of jelly: I tend to pass on jelly!
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
ASSISTANT TO GERMANY COUNTRY MANAGER
Come rain or shine, I love spending active time outdoors whether it’s walking, hiking or running; and I like to make up for it by eating cake, preferably of the German ‘Sahnetorte’ variety (think Black Forest Gateaux)!
My motto is ‘why wait until tomorrow if it can be done today’, but if all else fails there is always ‘tomorrow is another day’ to fall back on….
My greatest moment: When I crossed the finish line of the 100 km Thames Path Challenge at 5:30 in the morning after 20h 31min and 12sec of walking!
My favourite TV Show:The Apprentice, it’s worth it just to see Karen and Claude’s exasperated faces!
If I could live in a movie I would choose: Mamma Mia - I mean, who doesn’t want to hear Pierce Brosnan sing!
Best music gig been to: Depeche Mode in San Diego: one of the few bands who are live better than on record!
Currently on top of my bucket list: A trip to Alaska in the middle of winter (some like it hot - I like it cold!)
My favourite flavour of jelly: Jelly? What’s that?! Anyway, my favourite flavour is coconut so if it comes in the form of jelly, I’ll have it!
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!
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.