The Five Minute Interview with Callum Taylor, Commercial & Development Broker, Enness Bridging Finance

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Callum Taylor

Enness Bridging Finance is the specialist short-term lending division of Enness, an independently owned and completely impartial mortgage brokerage in Central London.

The dedicated bridging finance service was established by Hugh Wade-Jones and Islay Robinson to meet the needs of clients who are increasingly seeking independent advice on short-term lending solutions.

We speak to commercial & development broker, Callum Taylor:

What is the best thing about being in the bridging & development finance business?

Working in the commercial department with both bridging and development clients offers a great deal of variation. No client or case is the same – particularly at Enness where we specialise in helping clients with particularly complex or unusual circumstances.  It really does give me the opportunity to constantly learn, and I could never get bored!

What keeps you focussed?

Future me is what motivates me and keeps me focused. Everything you do has an end goal and impacts where you end up.

What qualities do you look for in your employees or colleagues?

Someone with a positive attitude, and who never says never. I also enjoy working with people who can match me in the pool room.

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Optimist – I always envisage the best outcome and deal with the negatives as they arise with a positive approach.

What did you want to be as a child?

Like many young men, I’m sure, I wanted to be Superman.

What will be the greatest challenge facing the bridging & development finance industry in the coming months?

I think the biggest challenge facing the bridging and development finance industries is Brexit and a potential decline in property values as we exit the EU.

Who or what makes you laugh?

Our head of sales, Steven Boyde. He always brings a lot of fun to the office.

Do you dread Monday mornings?

No, I always think: ‘we go again!’

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I would love to be fluent in Mandarin as I think that would be an incredibly useful skill in business.

With whom would you most like to have dinner?

Tiger Woods, as I’m a huge golf fan, a pre-2012 Donald Trump, it would be fascinating to hear how he made such a success in business, Blake Lively, for obvious reasons, and Elon Musk as I love his can do attitude!