Ronnie Allan

Ronnie Allan

I have now been working for 50 years – still enjoy it and would not give it up for anything – except if my wife or Sarah told me to do so! At the suggestion of my teachers, I left school at the age of 16 to pursue other interests! Apart from delivering papers and milk, my first real work experience was with Thomas Cook & Son. I have always been numerate and this was noticed by Cooks who suggested that I join the foreign exchange section. A fantastic experience which allowed me to travel extensively and ended up in London as...

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Sarah Hardiman

Sarah Hardiman

Educated at Clifton High School in Bristol, Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Lille, I gained an honours degree in International Business with French and Spanish. I then completed the graduate training programme with Lloyds TSB and worked in commercial, retail and offshore banking, working up to senior management level in the South West of England. I moved to Glasgow 12 years ago to join Stoke Park and work alongside my father Ronnie and love getting to know customers and delivering the best...

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Neil Hardiman

Neil Hardiman

The Englishman of the operation! I have been with Stoke Park since 2003 having begun my career as an engineer in power generation before moving on to more commercial roles within the engineering/manufacturing sector. This in turn led to a move to Lloyds TSB where I met Sarah. When we moved to Glasgow I gained experience in the coaching sector, taking my PSV drivers licence and national and international CPC qualifications.   Having done the job, I feel well equipped to talk to people about the coach industry and how to structure finance...

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Stephen MacKenzie

Stephen MacKenzie

I joined Stoke Park Finance Limited eight years ago after returning from the Isle of Man where I worked in offshore banking for a number of years. Prior to this I helped run the family food distribution business. I have been married to Nicola for six years and we have a young son who now takes up most of our spare time. When not running about after a toddler at the play park, I still enjoy the odd game of five a side and sneaking off to the pub. If the day to day stresses of life at the cutting edge of asset finance get too much, I find a...

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Mellisa Peters

Mellisa Peters

I joined Stoke Park c.12 months ago after returning from a year working in Australia. Everyone has been very welcoming – especially customers, as I get used to the different accents from up and down the country! Having previously worked in the hospitality industry, my favourite part of working at Stoke Park is speaking to people and ensuring that they are looked after. Whether it is a settlement figure request, or a question about a document, I am always keen to help. Away from the office my partner Christopher and I enjoy going out for...

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Diane Murray

Diane Murray

I joined Stoke Park Finance Limited six years ago from the retail sector. I was educated at Hutchesons’ Grammar School before completing an honours degree in Business Management at The University of Glasgow. I enjoy working at Stoke Park and in particular, delivering excellent service to our customers, from the beginning to the end of each transaction. I live with Marc and our cat Heathcliff and in my spare time I go to the theatre and to concerts. I also enjoy cinema, in particular foreign...

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