What locations and how many advisers and broker firms do you cover in your role?
The West Midlands and Northwest – as far as Carlisle – and I cover a few thousand brokers.
How have you changed the way you establish and maintain a good relationship with brokers in the pandemic?
I use Zoom and Teams, but I think I’m all Zoomed out now.
What personal talent/skill is most valuable in doing your job?
Integrity and credibility are the most important skills to have in this role.
What personal talent/skill would you most like to improve on?
Golf as I’m awful at it.
Where would you rather be stuck, in bumper-to-bumper traffic or back-to-back Zoom calls?
I would rather be stuck in traffic.
What’s the best bit of career-related advice you’ve ever been given?
Work hard and keep smiling, no one has died – yet.
What is the most quirky/unique property deal you’ve been involved in?
A remortgage of a house was declined as the husband was in prison for murder of his wife, who he buried in the garden.
What was the greatest lesson you learned during lockdown?
That I prefer meeting people in person.
What was the first social event you attended once restrictions were eased?
I went to a football match.
What was your motivation for choosing business development as a career?
I like meeting people and engaging with them so this seemed to fit.
If you could do any other job in the property sector, what would it be and why?
I would be a brick layer, as you can build something that lasts.
What did you want to be growing up?
I wanted to be a footballer.
What’s your favourite face mask design/pattern to wear?
My Bo’ Selecta! mask.
And finally, what’s the strangest question you’ve ever been asked?
Are you here under false pretences?