‘Optimism, team spirit, and a can-do attitude!’


daniel smith alternative bridging corporation

In our latest Five Minute Interview, Tony Sanchez speaks to Daniel Smith, Internal Business Development Manager at Alternative Bridging Corporation.

Bringing over 14 years of sales experience in a myriad of industries, Daniel prides himself on his customer centric work ethic, building quality relationships and maintaining them with effective communication, respect, and honesty.

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

No two days are the same, every hour is different from the previous hour, it’s a fast-paced environment, but one with great reward and it always helps when you have great personalities in the office.

It’s a sector that is in high demand, as there are always people looking for their next project or buying their next investment needing some assistance,

What keeps you focused?

The light at the end of the tunnel. Every business has its own ups and down but never lose focus of the end goal!

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

Optimism, team spirit, and a can-do attitude!

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

An optimist through and through, always have and always will,

What did you want to be as a child?

I never knew, I was always unsure, loved many things hated a few,

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

The increase in costs via interest rates and materials I think will be a challenge. Clients operating on smaller margins may be hit, and the base rate increases will prove challenging.

Who or what makes you laugh?

My bad jokes. Yes, I do laugh at them myself, sounds bad when I read that back,

Do you dread Monday mornings?

Never, a new day of a new week has never been something I have run away from. I prefer to embrace the new week.

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

I would have taught myself to save more and invested more in my younger years.

With whom would you most like to have dinner?

My Nan always made fun of me but never made a bad meal. Who else is going to give me Ferrero Rocher’s at the end of every dinner?