I joined the finance industry 23 years ago. What I love about working at Optimum Finance is the size, flexibility / fluidity, we are not governed by the weight of regulation, compliance, oversight and control that restricts the banks from lending, we can get to the heart of the issue and mould a solution that fits our client.  We are fun, approachable, adaptable and moreover; reliable. 

The variety of my role is what keeps me interested, I am passionate about helping SME’s gain access to working capital that helps their businesses grow.  

I am an avid walker, I was introduced to 100km endurance walks a little over 10 years ago and I have completed seven of these, raising some money for good causes along the way.  I never knew that there was a whole walking community / world and this has seen me walk much of the UK’s national parks as well as Europe; I particularly love the Tour du mont blanc – TMB – which spans France, Italy and Switzerland.

Fun fact about me - I was never a dog person, however, my wife and daughter wanted a dog so guess what . . . . now Marley (who is a border collie cross) and I go on long walks together and I am the one who he obeys.  He is very well behaved and great off of the lead, much to the annoyance of Kate & Grace who tried to train him but failed, miserably!