For a quick insight into the individuals that work in the FTA Finance team, here’s a 60 second interview with Jim Moran based in our Manchester office….
With over 36 years experience in banking, Jim has built an enviable reputation of providing quality service to the healthcare sector. Adept at securing flexible and competitive loan terms, Jim is known as the ‘go-to’ manager in the north of England for those looking for finance to purchase a new business or those simply looking to review existing funding arrangements. We had the pleasure of asking Jim a few questions about his work at FTA Finance and life outside of the office…..
Q: Can you explain more about a typical day in the office?
Jim: I like to get into the office early and catch up with my emails and pick up on any phone calls with clients as quickly as possible. Lots of our clients are busy working in practices so it’s generally more convenient to speak to them outside of the usual 9-5 time slot, something we’re more than happy to do here at FTA Finance.
And it’s not just clients that I spend time talking to. My job role entails liaising with all parties involved in a transaction from the bank financing a loan to the accountants and even the lawyers handing the legal work. The main goal is to keep any deal on track and get it across the finish line!
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
Jim: I genuinely enjoy helping our clients reach their goal of practice ownership, particularly the young associates who come to us for help and then a few months later find themselves proud practice owners.
Q: How long does it take you to drive to work?
Jim: On a good day, 15-20 minutes. But on a bad day, up to an hour or more!
Q: What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?
Jim: That’s simple….I actually like and enjoy my job.
Q: Describe yourself in a few words.
Jim: Honest, reliable, focused, tenacious, and trustworthy.
Q: When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Jim: Spending time with my wife and family, watching TV, going to the gym or swimming.
Q: What was the last book you read?
Jim: That would be ‘The Girl on a Train’ by Paula Hawkins. A good book and far better than the film.
Q: If you could choose any holiday destination in the world, where would you go?
Jim: Has to be the Maldives. I’ve been twice before and I’m determined to go back again. It really is paradise and is as good as it looks in the photos.
Q: What’s the best thing about living and working in the Manchester area?
Jim: I’m probably biased as I was born and bred here, but in my opinion there’s nowhere better with great restaurants and social life in this vibrant city. I’m an avid Manchester United fan (and from Manchester) – what more could you want?
Q: Where would you recommend tourists visit if they were in the area?
Jim: That would have to be Lyme Park – a National Trust property. It’s lovely for a stroll on a Sunday afternoon.
Q: Tell us something about yourself that others might not know?
Jim: I have run a marathon and finished in 3.5 hours! I was running to raise money for the RNLI and successfully raised over £500 for them. And before you ask if I’d ever do it again….never! I’ve done it once and that’s enough for me!
If you’d like to speak to Jim, he can be contacted on 0161 393 7107.