name: Steve Cox
company: Spicerhaart Financial Services
job title: Operations directorwhere do you live? Surreydescribe your current job:
I oversee Spicerhaart Financial Services’ external relationships as well as implementing and heading the relationship with our strategic partner, Sesame.
I’m also responsible for the business development of Spicerhaart Corporate Sales and the group’s surveyor arm, Wolton Chartered Surveyors.
what were your first andlast jobs?
My first job was as a sales negotiator in a local estate agents. Prior to joining Spicerhaart I was mortgage development director for Millfield Group.
what have you done in between?
I started selling mortgages in the early 1990s and eventually decided to become self-employed, establishing my own brokerage.
how does your career to date compare with your aspirations when you were younger?
I never had a grand plan. I looked at becoming a chartered surveyor, but became an estate agent instead.
what has been the defining point of your career and why?
It has to be my current role. I work alongside a great team of people, with Sesame’s strength behind us. The rewards are tremendous.
and the most embarrassing?
Being stopped for speeding while taking an elderly couple on a property viewing when I was a young and over-enthusiastic estate agent. Strangely, they didn’t buy the house.
What work ambition would you like to achieve by retirement?
I’d like to help strengthen the group and see our partnership with Sesame flourish. Then I can retire happy.
how many mortgage payments do you have left?
Far too many to bother counting.