Mistral’s Martyn moves to Siemens
Siemens’ Financial Services unit (SFS) has appointed Martyn Bellis, previously of Mistral Bus and Coach, as its Business Development Manager, Bus & Coach Finance. Siemens already has a presence in the PSV finance market, with its technology utilised in a range of hybrid engine systems. Martyn is expected to further expand the business’s financing portfolio in this market segment by offering tailored finance to operators. During his time at Mistral, he was Regional Sales Manager and prior to that, he spent four years at Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank (part of Santander), working on bus and coach rental, finance and ex-asset sales. He also served for six years at Dawsongroup Plc’s PSV division.
Martyn said, ‘Whilst we’re very keen to support our own product with specialist financing, we also have an appetite for bus and coach leasing across the board, regardless of the original manufacturer. The team at SFS is able to leverage its expert knowledge of operators and technologies to create financing packages that really fit each customer’s business – something that generalist financiers find difficult to achieve. I’m pleased to say that we are offering some of the most competitive packages on the market for operators with a strong business plan.’