The Five Minute Interview with Sarah Cropper, Redemptions Manager, Hope Capital
Hope Capital is a provider of short-term finance secured against property, their proposition is driven by their desire to provide fast, flexible solutions to clients who have short term funding needs and wish to partner with an experienced lender who is dedicated to improving the reputation of the sector through education, pro-active communication and greater collaboration, between all parties.
We speak to Redemptions Manager, Sarah Cropper:
What is the best thing about being in the bridging finance business?
Every day is different, with new challenges in an ever changing market place.
What keeps you focused?
Making sure that our borrowers, brokers and Investors receive the highest level of customer service and contributing towards the Growth of Hope Capital.
What qualities do you look for in your employees or colleagues?
Open, honest and reliable, able to think on their feet and look for solutions. They also need to have a sense of humour and like Gin.
Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
Optimist my glass is always half full. I believe that you get out what you put in, and life is to be enjoyed and celebrated.
What did you want to be as a child?
A teacher. I did spend some time in training which was very rewarding.
What will be the greatest challenge facing the bridging finance industry in the coming months?
Well obviously the uncertainty around Brexit, but also the uncertainty in the London markets and the challenges suddenly facing Peer to Peer lenders.
Who or what makes you laugh?
Scouse humour and my crazy dogs.
Do you dread Monday mornings?
No, only if it’s a cold day as I am first in the office and it will be freezing.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
A surprising lack of self confidence although nobody would ever guess it.
With whom would you most like to have dinner?
My grandad, but not dinner, just whiskey and cards one more time. I know everybody normally puts somebody great from history, but if it wasn’t my grandad then I think it would need to be Tom Hardy.