Our People@Propio series introduces the newest members of the Propio team. This week meet our newest member Anthony Beddows (Ant), Platform Manager.
1. What attracted you to Propio?
What’s not to like? It’s a really exciting young company with huge prospects, experienced, ambitious people and a great vision. Equally, the daily opportunity to challenge and improve myself whilst having a real positive impact on an impressive business is unique. I hope my experience from four years in the real estate industry at both Deloitte LLP, working in the real estate tax team on large pan-European transactions, and in the finance team at SEGRO Plc, a FTSE-100 industrial property developer and investor, coupled with ACA and CTA qualifications can bring valuable skills to drive Propio’s growth forward.
I can’t wait to see how quickly Propio expands!
2. Tell us more about your role here at Propio and what a typical day consists of for you.
As Platform Manager, my key focus is overseeing each product that is launched from cradle to grave. This includes due diligence and investment analysis of providers and products, management of each launch, supervision of each product during the investment term and returning capital to investors at the end of each investment. I am also constantly involved in many ad-hoc improvement projects to make Prop even better which makes day-to-day work varied, challenging and exciting.
3. What bit of tech could you not live without?
Tough question!! Past the obvious things like the internet and mobile phones (which I could actually live without if everyone joined suit), online/mobile banking makes my life infinitely simpler. I couldn’t go back to the days of cheques, branches and queues.
4. When you’re not working at Propio, how do you like to spend your free time?
You will either find me on a football pitch, organising (or enjoying!) an event or re-landscaping my garden.
5. What’s on your bucket list?
Climb Kilimanjaro, run a marathon and have a litter of Labrador puppies.