It’s been a busy few weeks here at Bluestone Leasing getting our five newest members of staff settled in and up to speed with everything we offer.
Here’s a little bit about each of them:
Caroline, aka Caz, Caro or Fordie, so take your pick
I have been in sales for 9 years, my previous job was selling currency and passports to Governors and Finance Ministers throughout Africa and Asia and occasionally the Caribbean so I have been lucky enough to see a lot of the world.
I have really enjoyed my first two weeks, and the investment the company has put into me and the support the rest of the business has given me only makes me want to succeed tenfold. It feels like a family at Bluestone and everyone always has each others back which is very important to me.
I lived in Australia for 2 years, in Broome, at 25 where I pretty much took it easy, getting drunk, waking up on the beach and having a crazy life. During this time, I trained to be a personal trainer and Body Combat instructor which I still do in the evenings when I am home which I really need to keep up as I am a massive foodie.
My hobbies are going to the opera/ballet/classical concerts as my degree is in Music, French and Italian but my favourite bands are ACDC and Audioslave. I am also big on trekking and raising money for charity – In 2009 I did Machu Pichu and in 2012 I trekked to the base camp of Everest raising money for Breast and Prostate Cancer. It was very tough but I would love to do it again. Travelling gives me a great sense of cultural understanding and there’s just so much to see and learn.
Hello. My name is Erica Dickens and I am going to be working in the finance team as a Management Accountant.
Previously I have work at Locarla Community Partnerships, they provide services for the NHS. I have also worked for JD Sports and Yorkshire Post Newspapers.
My initial thoughts on Bluestone are very positive, I feel there is a wealth of knowledge and experience here which I am looking forward to learning from.
I got married in Vegas 13 years ago and spend most my weekends doing fun stuff with my two children.
Georgie Leah Deeprose
I previously worked at an accountancy firm called Cameron Alexander Accountants in Barnsley, which was my first job after leaving school.
My role here is as a Trainee Accounts Junior.
My initial thoughts of Bluestone are really positive, everyone is really friendly and helpful which has helped me settle in quickly.
I like to go swimming and socialising with friends and family.
I used to do Irish Dancing which I regret giving up as I have now forgotten all my dances!
I previously worked for a company called Direct Work Force, they’re a recruitment agency specialising in the industrial and driving sectors. I was the branch business development executive meaning that all new client wins and new business was my responsibility. Due to the high amount of competition in industrial recruitment, I spent a lot of my time knocking on doors and trying to get in front of a decision maker which resulted in some interesting responses!
My initial thoughts of Bluestone couldn’t be more positive, everyone is extremely helpful and supportive which has really helped me settle in. I have never worked for a company where everybody is so close including the directors. I think it’s brilliant.
My role as a BRE is to win new business! Supporting the General Assets Division and expanding the team which I am really look forward to. Right now I am concentrating on learning my role inside out and starting to win some new business.
My hobbies are pretty normal – I go to the gym 5 times a week and socialise with my mates as regularly as possible. Another hobby of mine is tattoos although having a girlfriend who is a tattoo artist keeps that affordable!
Andy or Andrew, dependant on the formality.
I have worked in insurance and most recently the recruitment industry, where I have learnt a great deal of transferable skills.
I am married and have a 4-year-old son called Jack who is the apple of my eye! My family is extremely important to me and is my motivation to succeed.
I have a wide variety of hobbies, martial arts being my main passion outside of being a father. I have trained since I was 7 years old, hold a 1st degree black belt in Karate and now train in mixed martial arts in which I have just achieved my Orange belt (3 grades above beginner). I also have a passion for a wide range of music and watch motorcycle racing as often as time allows. My favourite rider would be the legend that is Valentino Rossi.
My first impressions of bluestone are great, all the staff are professional and knowledgeable whilst also being friendly and willing to help when they can. I like the fact that nobody is just a number and everybody is known by name.
I don’t have many dislikes, although fake people bug me.
I love speaking to different types of people and building rapport and I am very excited about getting into my role at Bluestone Leasing.
If you have any questions for our new starters they would love to hear from you, give them a call on 01924 248800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.