Archives: Staff

Amy Dowd

Francesca Barber

Francesca joined Mistral in January 2016 after spending 3 years working for San Rocco Restaurants. Based in the Manchester office, Francesca will be working with the sales team to generate new business and build relationships with existing customers. Her vast experience in customer service makes her an ideal candidate for the job. In her spare… Read more »

Freddie Fuller

Freddie joined the Mistral team in 2014 as a business development coordinator. He has since started Mistral Specialist Finance, providing funding for the renewable energy sector. Freddie is a committed supporter of clean energy and renewable technologies. Freddie’s background in business strategy allows him to find the perfect funding solution for all types of renewable… Read more »

Michael Gillen

Regional Sales Manager Michael Gillen joined Mistral in 2016. As our most senior representative in Scotland, he is the first point of contact for all bus and coach enquiries and is responsible for meeting the requirements of our large existing client base. Michael joined Mistral with extensive industry experience having founded Scotland’s Gillen’s Coaches in… Read more »

Nick Clarke

Nick brings a wealth of experience to Mistral, having previous experience of business development within the car industry and within the finance sector. Away from work Nick is a keen cyclist and runner.

Jeremy Brown

Jeremy has recently gained his full ACCA accounting qualification and joins us from BUPA. Prior to joining BUPA, Jeremy spent 10 years in the travel industry predominantly working as a ski instructor and resort manager.

Joeline Smith

Joeline is an experienced Finance Manager who joins us from the digital media sector. Joeline returns to the PSV industry having previously worked for Stagecoach in Manchester.

Helen Turley

Helen joins us from Handelsbanken where she has been Operations Manager for their asset finance team in Manchester. Prior to this Helen spent 12 years with GE Capital working in a variety of sales and operations positions again within asset finance.

Karl Kirkpatrick

Karl is an experienced asset finance sales professional, having worked at senior levels in a number of well-known funding institutions, including Shawbrook Bank and Lombard. He has also been a top level Rugby League referee having taken charge of the biggest game in the sport, the ‘Grand Final’.