Paul stumbled into leasing in 1994, joining the German industrial manufacturer O&K as an in-house broker funding their huge mining/quarrying excavators and associated trucks in a captive role.
This led Paul to working as a broker within the media/ & broadcast industry for 2 brokerages (Fineline Media Finance, prior to its purchase by Sam Geneen at Five Arrows, then followed by a senior BDM role VFG Finance – part of the film/video equipment rental house.
Having gained great experience in the industry, Paul set up Medialease in 2002 and the company has now grown to become the biggest independent brokerage (and Lessor) in the Entertainment Technology & Broadcast market, funding £50m a year of assets in a market only now returning to work after the pandemic.
Paul is very much a keen supporter of the markets he serves and is a customer facing, deal maker, and is a huge supporter of an industry that has provided him with so much.
Paul is also a trustee of Backup – The Technology Entertainment charity.