Introducing Our Latest Recruits

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 Ford

Caroline Ford

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.

Erica Dickens

Erica Dickens

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

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!

Louis Taylor

Louis Taylor

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!

Andrew Plues

Andrew Plues

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 info@bluestoneleasing.com.

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The Bluestone Approach

At Bluestone Leasing we take pride in our close relationships with you, our partners.

By taking the time to get to know you with face to face meetings and regular industry updates you can be assured that we will work to find the right solution for your client.

When you introduce us to your customers we look to gain a full understanding of their projects and business. This understanding of how your customers businesses are modelled helps us to structure a finance facility that is as tax efficient as possible.

As there are a number of different finance agreements that your customer can choose from it’s not as simple as sending them an email and looking at their website to find the best solution, a face to face meeting allows us to ascertain the information we can not gather without speaking with them.

Our aim at Bluestone Leasing is to deliver the best value for our partners, including:

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If you have any questions or would like to discuss a specific project give our team a call today on 01924 248800.

Case Study – RAF Halton Refurbish

RAF Halton have provided invaluable training to new recruits since 1918 and Bluestone Leasing were delighted to get involved in the project to refurbish their IT and classroom facilities.

This project was another fantastic example of how we can include software charges into the overall finance package keeping all costs combined into one regular payment.

Casestudy RAF Halton refurbish

Finance For Your Classroom Technology

Bluestone Leasing can provide funding for all of your classroom technology requirements.

Our education finance option for the digital classroom can include all project costs funded on our fully compliant (IAS17) operating lease facility. Your dedicated account manager at Bluestone Leasing will provide you with transparent and ethical documentation as well as expert advice throughout the process. This allows you to create a fully integrated learning environment whilst keeping control of your finances with fixed and regular payments.

You might not know that, as well as financing the hardware and audio visual equipment for your classroom, your finance agreement can also include services, installation, training costs and software costs*

With access to over 40 specialist funders (the largest panel in the UK) and a dedicated technology team to guide you through the process we are confident you will find the ideal finance options for your classroom technology needs.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a specific project please get in touch with our technology team on 01924 248811.

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*these need to form part of an overall project.

Give Yourself The Edge

If you offer commercial agency and property management services, attracting tenants and buyers just got easier.

Offering a purchaser the option to spread the entire cost of their fit out over time or giving a landlord a powerful alternative to cash contributions for tenant fit out costs could give your business the edge you need.

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