What was your first job?
For those that remember, it was a YTS job. For the younger audience, a YTS job was a Youth Training Scheme in the 1980’s. I was training to be a galvaniser of metals and I was on a £30 per week wage - how times have changed!
What made you want to become a finance consultant?
I discovered my interest in finance a while ago when selling aftersales insurance products in the car finance sector. I moved into the brokerage department, creating a one-stop-shop role, and have been working in finance ever since. I was then influenced to make a move into the finance brokerage world.
What made you want to work for Christie Finance?
Having previously worked with Shaun Watts
, I was attracted to the ambition and good ethos he has created within the Christie Finance Unsecured team. I wanted to be a part of this going forward and I am delighted to have joined such a respected specialist commercial finance broker.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy a round of golf and am a keen cyclist. I am also teaching myself to play the piano. I am a big family man as well and so I enjoy spending quality time with my wife, two stepdaughters and our grandson.
DYI is my bugbear, but my wife thinks I can do anything and has a list of jobs as long as your arm.
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone looking to buy a business?
Do your due diligence. If you are looking to buy a business, this may be the biggest commitment of your life so make sure it is right for you and enlist the help of a specialist.