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The Five Minute Interview questions – Erica Pearce

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

Bridging can sometimes be the only way that a client can get their dream property. With both bridging and development its great to be able to look at different ways to help clients to achieve their dream properties.

What keeps you focused?

Knowing that I am helping people, driving the business in the right direction and being part of a great team.

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

Good team players with a positive attitude, who are happy to help each other out. They need a good work ethic, be customer focussed and driven to achieve both personal and business goals.

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Optimist, I am a great believer that everything happens for a reason.

What did you want to be as a child?

From being 6 I always wanted to be a shoe shop lady, then later in life an Air Hostess – I have worked in both these roles.

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

Now that we are on the road map out of lockdown, I think that business levels will increase and, due to this increased workload, lender SLAs could be impacted. As a business our success comes from our ability to work quickly and we could see some knock-on effects from this.

Who or what makes you laugh?

Friends – I’ve seen it several times, but it still makes me laugh.

Do you dread Monday mornings?

Never, Mondays are the start of a fresh week with new goals to achieve.

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

I would like to be fluent in several languages

With whom would you most like to have dinner?

The Queen