The Five Minute Interview with Kelly O’Connell, Relationship Manager, Central Bridging


Kelly OConnell

Central Bridging are a principal lender and a bespoke provider of short term funding solutions, offering a range of loan facilities for business use from £250K to £2.5M, secured on UK freehold property.

With over seventy-five years of experience in all forms of lending and the support of four major UK law firms they can speak fluently, quote rapidly and progress any transactional requirement however complex in the shortest possible time.

We speak to relationship manager, Kelly O’Connell:

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

It’s completely varied. My position and the things I handle are so widespread – people just wouldn’t believe the things I see on a daily basis!

What keeps you focused?

My daughter.

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

Good sense of humour, easy going and hands on….

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?


What did you want to be as a child?


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

Competition & Brexit.

Who or what makes you laugh?

I’m quite an easy going person and to be quite honest I can laugh at pretty much everything! I love to laugh!

Do you dread Monday mornings?

Not particularly if I’m honest – though working Weds – Thurs would be good I can’t deny it!

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

Bank balance and maybe quieten down a little …. I’m rather loud and do not appear to have an indoor voice…

With whom would you most like to have dinner?

Light hearted people. There’s quite a few… Ant & Dec…. David Walliams…Holly Willoughby & Philip Schofield…… Will Smith…Tom Hardy…obviously 🙂