Name: Steve Butler
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?
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 'no thanks', 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't reached the stage when I can answer no.
What's your favourite restaurant?
I've eaten in some cracking restaurants all over the world but they have been one-offs so I don't know if they stand the test of time. Locally, it would have to be a Cantonese called Mr Man's.
What's 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'm sure it wasn't all food!
What's 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's your favourite tipple?
Dandelion and burdock – with a double shot of Bacardi of course. I'm 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.