At Bluestone we are committed to your success, whether you're a sole trader, running an SME or seeking finance for a multinational corporation.
Formerly known as Bluestone Leasing, we are an independent, award-winning team of finance professionals with more than 25 years of industry expertise and experience behind us. We take pride in our ethical and consultative approach when securing finance to unlock your organisation's potential.
We make things simple, move quickly, offer exceptional value and make funding happen where others can't.
All our clients receive a dedicated account manager who will take the time to meet with you - whether that's at your place, our offices, or virtually - to understand your organisation's unique challenges and goals before making any recommendations.
We are transparent about all aspects of the finance application process and believe it is vital that you understand exactly what you are signing up to - there's no 'small print' or hidden agenda. We will only ever arrange finance that is affordable for you and that will help you achieve both your short and long-term goals.
Originally operating as Wyse Leasing North and then Bluestone Leasing, our core team have specialised in commercial finance for over 25 years helping thousands of organisations during that time, so have a deep understanding of what it takes to maximise your organisation's potential through finance.
While many other finance brokers work on behalf of third party investors (trying to deploy a particular investor’s funds), we are completely independent. This means you will benefit from impartial guidance and bespoke finance solutions, not just for this project, but for your wider financial strategy.
We have access to one of the largest funding panels in the UK. We'll take your project to the funders best suited to your circumstances and position your application using our expertise in securing finance; all this saves you time and money, and improving the likelihood that your application will be accepted.
We can finance a wide range of assets (and complex projects that include different asset types) alongside effective cash flow solutions such as loans and invoice finance.
With Bluestone at their sides, people realise long held ambitions. They build businesses and organisations that make a difference. Whether they provide services or create products that solve problems, they help others.
When an organisation grows through our ethical finance solutions, the people at its heart can support their families, raise their children, make memories with friends, travel the world, improve their communities, and support causes close to their hearts.
Bluestone is committed to remaining an independently owned company so that we can continue to put people above profit in this way, channelling decades of experience, expertise, and effort into the success of the people and organisations we meet.
We will do this in an environment that is professional, supportive, friendly, and respectful, in ways that are stimulating, enjoyable and rewarding for everyone involved. We understand that without the unique talents, skills, and personalities of every Bluestone team member, we are nothing.
The business is established under its original name Wyse Leasing (North) Limited as part of a group of IT asset finance intermediaries.
We start to finance interiors.
The annual value of assets financed exceeds £10 million for the first time. We move to Appleton Court, Calder Park.
Renamed Bluestone Leasing and established as one of the few independently owned asset finance intermediaries, which it remains to this day.
The sales team is reorganised to specialise in IT and interiors, and we establish a credit team to carry out pre-underwriting.
As a result of expansion, we move offices to Silkwood Park, Wakefield.
A general assets team is established to broaden our service and we start to expand nationally.
Our own in-house funder scheme is set up and our Attain partner accreditation programme is launched.
The annual value of assets we financed exceeds £20 million. We win Leasing World’s “Top Business Assets Broker” award, the first of many awards.
Touchstone, our bespoke customer management system, is launched.
We become one of the first asset finance intermediaries to achieve full Financial Conduct Authority accreditation.
The annual value of assets we financed exceeds £40 million. Bluestone has its 20th anniversary, our ‘end of Lease’ team is established, and we buy our current headquarters at Lakeside House, Calder Park.
Bluestone Vehicles division is launched. We also launched Bluestone Academy with the aim of providing continuous professional development.
The annual value of assets we financed exceeds £60 million.
New business of £65 million and total business including loans and invoice discounting of £95 million establishes a business record. Bluestone becomes a member of Women in Finance Charter, which exists to increase the number and seniority of women in the finance industry.
The sales team is reorganised into key account managers and regional account managers, allowing the business to combine asset specialisation with truly national coverage for the first time.
Our own book surpasses £1 million in funding.
We win the prestigious Business Moneyfacts “Asset Finance Broker of the Year” Award for the second time in 3 years.
Rebrand to Bluestone to reflect the diversity of the services we offer and launch of our innovative Bluestone Portal for customers and partners.
We take a consultative approach to our relationships, ensuring you have all the information you need to make the best decisions for your organisation, whether finance is the right solution for you or not.
You will be assigned your own dedicated account manager who is ready to support your growth now and in the future.
From an informal, no-obligation chat about potential finance products, to arranging bespoke solutions, selecting appropriate funders, and arranging your application, your account manager will be with you at every stage of your finance journey.
Click here to find out which of our experienced account managers covers your region.
“Our ambition is long-term growth of the UK economy, so we are only interested in arranging finance that benefits all parties. When used properly, finance enables organisations and the UK economy to succeed.”
Whether you are looking to invest in assets, upgrade your workspace, improve cash flow, accelerate your growth or all of the above, we can arrange bespoke finance solutions that could transform your financial strategy, including:
We strive for perfection, are committed to our customers' success and try to innovate in all that we do. It makes us extremely proud to receive regular, independent recognition for this through industry awards.
Novuna Business Finance 2023: Top Soft Asset Broker 2022/2023
Business Moneyfacts Awards 2023: Asset Finance Broker of the Year (Commended)
Business Moneyfacts Awards 2022: Asset Finance Broker of the Year
Credit Strategy Awards 2021: Best Commercial Finance Broker
NACFB 2020: Leasing Broker of the Year
ACQ5 Global Awards 2020: UK Asset Finance Broker of the Year
Business Moneyfacts Awards 2019: Asset Finance Broker of the Year
Wealth & Money Management 2019: Global Business Excellence
Business Moneyfacts Awards 2018: Asset Finance Broker of the Year
Leasing World Awards 2018: Service Excellence Award
Wealth & Money Management 2018: Asset Finance Broker of the Year (UK)
Corporate Livewire Finance Awards: Best in Asset Finance
AQC Global Awards: Uk Asset Finance Broker of the Year
Leasing World 2017: Broker of the Year
Leasing World 2017: Business Asset Broker of the Year
Wealth & Money Management 2017: Best Asset Finance Provider
Leasing Life 2016: Finance Intermediary of the Year
Leasing World 2016: Top Business Assets Broker
Wealth & Money Management 2016: Best Asset Finance Provider
Corporate Livewire Finance Awards: Best in Asset Finance UK
Wealth & Money Management 2015: Asset Finance Firm of the Year
Wealth & Money Management 2015: Technology Asset Funder
Leasing World 2015: Innovator of the Year
Leasing Life 2015: Broker of the Year
Leasing Life 2015: Innovator of the Year
CRN Channel Awards 2015: Channel Services Provider of the Year
Leasing Life 2014: Broker of the Year
Leasing World 2014: Top Business Asset Broker
Leasing World 2014: IT Specialist of the Year
Finance for VAT Loan: Grafik
Finance for Fit-Out: West Barn Co.
Finance for a Hockey Pitch, IT and Vehicle: Radnor House