Every month we like to feature a different Brunsdon Financial team member. This month, we’re having a chat with Mark Walker.
What is your role at Brunsdon Financial?
I’m a Mortgage Adviser and Director of B Mortgage Services.
How did you come to your role?
I was working as a mortgage broker in Cheltenham when I was introduced to an opportunity with B Mortgage Services. I was attracted to the challenge of being involved with the business from inception.
What do you like most about your role?
I thoroughly enjoy building relationships with my clients and assisting them in their goals of owning their own home or building a property portfolio.
If you could wave a magic wand to achieve anything you wanted at work, what would it be?
To create a great tool that could be used to look a year into the future to see how much the business has grown.
What advice would you give someone starting out in business now?
Never give up, keep trying new things until you find something you’re passionate about and good at, and then do more of it.
What’s the best piece of business-related advice you were ever given?
There will never be a ‘right’ time – you’ve just got to do it.
If you could, what would you tell your 21-year old self?
Don’t be afraid to try new things and fail. Failure is experience. I think this goes for anyone who is young and starting out in the working world.
Also, don’t get stuck doing something you don’t enjoy.
Who are your business heroes?
I have great respect for anyone who follows their dreams to set up their own business and makes it successful. It takes a lot of perseverance, hard work and consistency to succeed.
Outside of work, what do you like to do?
I enjoy watching all sport and follow boxing and Birmingham City’s progress. I also enjoy spending time with my family and 4-year-old daughter.
How would you like to be remembered, a) by your friends and family and b) by your Brunsdon Financial clients?
A) I hope that my family would remember me as a happy, loving and loyal father and partner.
B) By my clients as focused, determined and thorough.
This month we’re including a bonus new year-related question; have you made any New Year’s resolutions?
I don’t have any specific New Year’s resolutions, but this time next year I’d like to see that I’ve kept to the fitness program I started 2 months ago.