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Performance Finance Team

Stuart Burn

Managing Director t 01536 52 96 96 m 07747 845803 e stuart.burn@performancefinance.co.uk

Stuart is responsible for ensuring Performance Finance continually provides exceptional products at the very best value whilst creating a working environment that is stimulating, challenging and enjoyable.

Stuart strives for excellence throughout the business and promotes a family atmosphere and family values within.

Stuart claims work is his biggest hobby. He has three children, Robyn, Cameron & Sofia and if there's any spare time left he enjoys golf and rugby. Stuart is also an Arsenal fan.

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Brendan Heath

Business Development Manager t 01536 529696 m 07802 884009 e brendan.heath@performancefinance.co.uk

Brendan is our Business Development Manager and has a wealth of experience in providing professional tailor-made solutions for his Clients. He is also responsible for nurturing strategic Partnerships with Suppliers and Professional Introducers.

Outside of work, Brendan enjoys all sports and still manages to turn out for his local Cricket Club and is also determined to get his Golf handicap down!

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Peter Ward

Account Manager - Gtr Manchester, Merseyside, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Warwickshire, South & West Yorkshire, North & South Humberside & West Midlands t 01827 305464 m 07872 836893 e peter.ward@performancefinance.co.uk

Peter is our longest serving member of the team, he joined Performance Finance in 2007 and prior to that had 10 years experience providing finance to professional practices.

He is responsible for new business; client and supplier relationship management.

Outside of work Peter has a young family that he enjoys spending time with and is also a long suffering season ticket holder at Birmingham City.

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Pete George

Account Manager - London, Middlesex, Essex & Surrey t 01536 529665 m 07515 580208 e pete.george@performancefinance.co.uk

Pete joined in 2008 after 5 years in optical equipment sales. He is responsible for new business; client and supplier relationship management.

Outside of work Pete’s interests include watching live sports, cars, gadgets and watches. He has also recently taken up golf.

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Cathy Blessing

Account Manager - Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall & Wales t 01454 620888 m 07725 022547 e cathy.blessing@performancefinance.co.uk

Cathy is responsible for new business; client and supplier relationship management.

Joining us in 2009 Cathy brings with her over 20 years experience in asset finance.

Outside of work Cathy enjoys horse riding and swimming with her two daughters and is closely involved with Almondsbury UWE FC as part of their management team.

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Susan Marshall

Account Manager - Scotland, Northern Ireland, Northumberland, Durham, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland & North Yorkshire t 01536 529696 m 07973 793659 e susan.marshall@performancefinance.co.uk

Susan is responsible for new business; client and supplier relationship management.

Susan joined Performance Finance in 2013 and previously worked in the optical industry for 9 years. Outside of work, Susan can be found walking her two dogs, eating, listening to music or in the gym.

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Chris Weera

Account Manager - Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Norfolk, Suffolk, East Sussex, West Sussex & Kent t 01403 274815 m 07738 885921 e chris.weera@performancefinance.co.uk

Chris is responsible for new business, client and supplier relationship management.

Chris had 13 years asset finance experience to professional practices prior to a 4 year stint crossing the fence to the supplier side and selling practice management software to law firms.

What spare time he has is split between distance running, badminton, golf and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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Ryan O'Dwyer

Head of Paper Professions t 01536 529670 m 07710 089924 e ryan.odwyer@performancefinance.co.uk

Ryan leads and drives our paper professions arm of the business. Ryan has over 15 years experience in finance and he has been working with the Law sector for the last few years providing cash flow funding for all personal and commercial requirements for Lawyers and Solicitors.

Outside of work Ryan enjoys spending quality time with his three children and when the opportunity arises, Ryan likes to jet off on a plane exploring the world with his fly rod!


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Carolyne Hurst

Account Manager t 01536 529681 m 07803 518364 e carolyne.hurst@performancefinance.co.uk

Carolyne is responsible for new business and client relationship management within our paper professions arm of the company.

Carolyne has over 5 years’ experience in the financial industry, most recently focusing on providing finance solutions for Solicitors, Barristers and Accountants.

When Carolyne has a free moment, she’s planning her wedding and organising the activities of three teenage children. To escape the mayhem, she and her fiancé go camping in their VW t4 camper van and love seeing live bands, especially rock music!

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Andrew Stevenson

Account Manager t 01536 529669 m 07702 865320 e andrew.stevenson@performancefinance.co.uk

Andrew is responsible for new business and client relationship management within our paper professions arm of the company.

Andrew has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has most recently focused on providing over £35m of personal and private finance solutions to the legal industry; including tax, disbursement and WIP funding. 

In his spare time, Andrew has a busy family life with three sons under six. He also enjoys going to as many Birmingham City matches as he can and enjoys trips to the cinema and meals out with his wife. On the rare occasion that he has a free moment, he enjoys a tipple of whiskey.

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