What is your role at Credo Asset Finance? What does it involve?
I’m a business development manager so work directly with clients on a day-to-day basis. I also work with a network of introducers (professional services and supplier/manufacturers of the equipment that we fund). This allows me the flexibility to work in and out of the office. In addition, I also head up a team of seven sales and internal staff.
Do you have a specialist field in the finance industry?
I focus on business finance predominently, and have a pool of clients in the construction and haulage industries. That said, I often get involved in the catering and IT trades.
Where were you educated? High school and university degree if applicable.
I went to North Walsham High School, Paston College and then attended the University of Westminster for a year before deciding it wasn’t for me.
How many years have you been in the finance industry? Do you have any other relevant experience such as working in the motor trade, agricultural or marine industry.
Prior to this I ran a restaurant for six months – this helps me when speaking with clients, lenders and colleagues. Other than this, I came into the industry with zero experience or knowledge.
How many years have you worked at Credo Asset Finance?
I’ve been at Credo for three and a half years.
Have you held other positions at Credo?
When I joined the business with zero knowledge, I started out in sales support, processing deals for other sales members.
What do you like about your job?
I’m naturally a nosey person, so I love learning about lots of different businesses and how they make their money. This helps to keep things interesting. I also love to see clients develop their businesses and success come from what I’ve helped fund for them in the past.
Why is Credo a good business to work for?
There’s always a great atmosphere in the office. We’re a relatively young office (with exceptions) and so all love to work hard and try to develop ourselves as well as the business. Management are pretty relaxed too, often getting involved around the office.
What are your hobbies, past-times, sports?
I’m currently developing my golf-game… very much a work in progress. I’m also a keen footballer and have been for years. I play for Stalham Town.
Have you achieved anything special in your career or outside of work?
There are lots of deals that I’m happy to have been a part of, one of which was more than £1m of funding for a local bakery which was moving site. There were lots of different elements of the deal which all worked out relatively smoothly!
Tell us one unusual fact about yourself – such as a special skill or ability.
As well as playing football for Stalham Town, I am currently the club chairman… a big leap of responsibility for me!
Thank you Lewis, a good insight to what you do here at Credo! If you would like to see the rest of the team here look at our Meet the Team page