Medialease, a provider of specialist asset finance for the live events, broadcast and post-production industries across the UK, has hired Nayle Mehmet and Kiernan Walsh as business development managers. 

The announcement comes on the back of a successful period of growth – the company posted its best consecutive three quarters in 20 years of business, according to a press release. 

Mehmet has worked in the media and broadcast industry for over 25 years in business development and sales. She has delivered business value and revenue growth in key accounts for OEMs and vendors, including Sony, Fujifilm and Oracle Corporation, delivering storage, cloud and tape media solutions to broadcasters and post-production companies across the UK. She has also delivered consulting services (freelance) for independents for the past three years.

Walsh started his working life in the exhibition industry before becoming an audio-visual technician. AV took him around the world working on varied projects including shows, conferences, fashion shows and car launches. He has also worked on several high-profile Q Magazine, Kerrang & Empire Awards shows. After starting a family, he began working for AT Communications on the hire desk and consequently moved into business development.

Paul Donkin, business development director at Medialease, said: 

“I am really looking forward to working with them and providing the mentoring, coaching and support they deserve”

In another hiring development, Jo Howells joins the head office team as leasing administrator. Howells has over 20 years of office and customer-focused experience across many industries and has worked within the live events industry and ran her own business before the Covid-19 pandemic. 

UK’s Medialease takes on two new hires