Meet the Team: Fred Massey


Name: Fred George Massey

Job title: Business Development Manager

How long have you been at Start Point Finance?

Since 2016

What was your first job?

Pot Wash in a small village pub when I was 14, unless you count pouring pints while stood on a crate when I was 8/9 – my dad was the landlord of a pub so we lived above it and I would often “help” when I was young.

How do you describe what you do for a living?

Help to source working capital solutions for businesses in the South West.

If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?

Flight – endless positives. Wouldn’t have to spend a penny on transport and would be great fun!

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Playing football (takes up Saturdays, Monday evenings and Wednesday evenings), winding up my partner & stealing my Mum’s dog until I eventually get my own.

If you could go back in time, when would you go?

1920’s New York solely based on the film The Great Gatsby or alternatively back to when I was 6 and tell myself not to glory support Arsenal it doesn’t pan out how we thought!

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

Product knowledge is key. As the combined aspiration of banks and funders is bigger than the market they are forever changing their offers to find their own niche.

How do you prefer to start your day?

With a lie in or alternatively with a few litres of coffee.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Buy a House, buy a Car (or 3), lie on a beach in Bali and think what I should do with the rest.

Favourite thing about living in Devon?

The beaches on the couple weeks before and after the summer holidays – The amount of beaches we have so close is amazing. Home Park is a close 2nd, especially with Argyle doing well at the moment but I don’t get to go that often because of my own matches.

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