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CurriculumVitae – Steve Butler

Name: Steve Butler

Age: 47

Company: Mortgage 2000, part of moneysuper market.com

Job title: National sales manager for Encore, the sourcing system from Mortgage 2000.

Where do you live?

Nottingham.

Describe your Current Job:

As national sales manager my job is to deliver a sourcing system called Encore that meets the expectations of its users in terms of functionality, e-trading capability and regulatory compliance. I am also responsible for training, system development and support and marketing of the Encore brand.

What was your first job?

Working in the Nottingham branch of the Co-Operative Bank in the post room, sorting and delivering mail around the departments. I also made up customer chequebooks – yes, in those days they were handmade and stapled together.

What was your last job?

Before joining Mortgage 2000 I was a business development manager for BM Solutions covering the North- East. Living in Nottingham you can imagine the fun in getting up at around 5.30am each day to get to your patch at a reasonable time, but they were great days.

What have you done in between?

Despite there being 25 years between my first and my current jobs, I have only had the one other employer – Western Trust & Savings, I started with it as an assistant branch manager in 1979, became a branch manager and then a regional sales manager before being acquired by Birmingham Midshires in 1996. This enabled me to gain a wealth of experience in financial services.

What has been the defining point of your career?

Being asked to join Sean Hornsby at Mortgage 2000.

And the most embarrassing?

Initially saying &#39no thanks&#39, as Sean reminds me every time Mortgage 2000 or moneysupermarket.com wins an award.

Do you have a mortgage?

I may be getting on in years but I haven&#39t reached the stage when I can answer no.

What&#39s your favourite restaurant?

I&#39ve eaten in some cracking restaurants all over the world but they have been one-offs so I don&#39t know if they stand the test of time. Locally, it would have to be a Cantonese called Mr Man&#39s.

What&#39s the most you have spent on dinner for two?

I can remember going out with my brother and his wife and the bill came to over £220 but I&#39m sure it wasn&#39t all food!

What&#39s your favourite band?

This will show my age. I love all kinds of music from Emma Bunton to Eminem, but my favourite band has to be Emerson Lake & Palmer. I first saw them live in 1973 and have been a fan ever since.

What&#39s your favourite tipple?

Dandelion and burdock – with a double shot of Bacardi of course. I&#39m a season ticket holder and lifelong supporter of Nottingham Forest. And if I might add – Andy D, (you know who you are), December 11 is payback time.

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