Conister Finance & Leasing has announced the appointment of Mark Hayman as its new Executive Director.

Hayman’s appointment follows that of Marcus Gregory, his co-founding partner of Bluestar, who was appointed as an Executive Director in May to lead Conister’s broker division. Alongside his appointment as Executive Director, Hayman will continue in his role as Managing Director of Bluestar.

Hayman brings over 20 years’ experience working across the supply chain within the asset finance and commercial loans sectors, having co-founded a privately owned leasing brokerage in 2007, Bluestar. The core business of Bluestar is working within the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) marketplace, typically arranging lease agreements for business equipment supplied by

Hayman’s role as Executive Director will be advisory in nature, offering Conister expertise and oversight whilst remaining in his current position as Managing Director at Bluestar. His previous experience across the supply chain will support Conister in augmenting relationships within the finance and lending industry, particularly in developing supplier accounts.

Douglas Grant, Director of Conister, said “I am delighted to welcome Mark Hayman to the Conister family as a new Executive Director, alongside recently appointed Marcus Gregory. Mark’s expertise in sales strategies and the success he cultivated working with Marcus will help us to deliver upon our ambitious growth plans.”

“We are well-placed to become a leading provider of asset finance and corporate loans to SMEs in the UK and Mark’s credentials in relationship building within the lending sector will help us achieve this goal.”