Interview - SBF Employee (Peter Heyes)

Peter Heyes has worked at SBF since March 2009

Every month we literally put one of our employees under the spotlight and ask them a series of professional, and personal, questions. This month, it's Peter Heyes.

How old are you?
39

What's your professional background?
18 years in the Invoice Finance industry. Started career with Lloyds TSB and from there went to the independent sector with Five Arrows Commercial Finance Ltd as a Client Relationship Manager and then on to GE Commercial Finance Ltd as part of the Five Arrows Acquisition.

I joined Skipton Business Finance in May 2009.

What do you do at SBF?
Relationship Manager

What are your primary responsibilities?
To monitor risk on a portfolio of clients whilst at the same time maintaining a good relationship.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Meeting new clients with cash flow issues and watching them with the help of our facility grow their business.

What was your childhood ambition?
I was brought up on adventure books written by the likes of Scott of the Antarctica, Ernest Shackleton and Edmund Hillary. Reading these books gave me a passion for adventure. I always wanted to climb a big mountain such as Everest or K2. Unfortunately due to my total lack of fitness, my aversion to sub zero temperatures and my incurable fear of heights, this ambition was never achieved.

What are your hobbies?
I have many hobbies which I tend to change from year to year. At present I am currently building a model ship (out of wood). This has been a labour of love which I have been working on for around six months, hopefully I should have finished it by Summer 2012.

I am also a keen cyclist. However, my favourite hobby, which I do every September, is making cider. This year, thanks to the generosity of a number of SBF members, I have made in the region of 30 gallons, which will be ready to drink in April.

Favourite film?
Enter the Dragon (Bruce Lee)

Favourite ice cream?
Haagen-Daazs (cookies & Cream)

Favourite band / artist?
Killers

Favourite food?
Steak (medium rare) with chunky chips

Favourite colour?
None

Favourite cartoon?
Family Guy

Favourite sitcom?
Spaced

You wouldn’t know it by looking at me but…
I once played Scrooge in a Christmas Carol for the Banbury Amateur Dramatics Society.