My career in the finance industry has spanned over 40 years (I started at a very young age).
My initiation into the finance world was working for a privately-owned consumer finance company; following which I graduated to work in all aspects of asset finance, HP, leasing, contract hire and block discounting – with both private and national finance companies.
For several years, I was a manager with a high street bank, where I gained experience and insight into more aspects of financing, specialising in new business development and underwriting. The time spent in this sector gave me invaluable skills in negotiation and the management of customer and business expectations.
In 1993, with the bank changing the way it did business, I felt it was time to branch out on my own and pursue my ambition of creating my own brokerage business. I knew I had the knowledge and experience to help and guide businesses in need of finance through the minefields and pitfalls they would encounter.
Over the years, the brokerage has grown and now specialises in all aspects of Commercial Finance and Regulated Mortgages (including Equity Release). I am personally an appointed representative of a mortgage network and a member of the Equity Release Council.
I have been married to my wife Jean for 42 years (child bridegroom). If asked, we would both say that our main hobby is golf. However the dust on the golf clubs, which seem to be permanently stood at the back of the garage, prove the reality that our busy active working schedules take precedence and that our golf membership works our very expensive for that one round of golf we manage to squeeze in each year.