Getting to Know the Managing Director
Way back in 2001 Charles Baker founded Baker Leasing Ltd, building on the vast amount of industry knowledge and experience he had gained in his career. His vision was to create a forward thinking, proactive and dynamic asset finance company that put the needs of it's customers first. 18 years later it is safe to say that he has not only achieved this but also substantially more. We managed to get a few minutes of his precious time to ask some frequently asked questions so we can all get to know him just a little bit more.
Q. What’s your role and where do you come from?
A. I am the Managing Director of Baker Leasing with 21 years experience in IT leasing.
Q. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
A. I jump out of bed in the morning as running an IT leasing company is more of a hobby than work because I enjoy it so much, plus I am a real morning person (much to the annoyance of some of my family!)
Q. What do you enjoy most about working at Baker Leasing?
A. Growing the business and providing great service to our customers - it is fantastic to sit with the owners or directors of a business, some that we have worked with for well over a decade, a see just how much they have grown and the positive impact we have had with them.
Q. What three words would you use to describe your role?
A. Challenging, exciting and rewarding
Q. What’s your favourite quote?
A. Better to earn a small percentage of something than a large percentage of nothing
Q. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
A. Family time
Q. What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
A. Producing music or football agent
Q. What skill would you like to master?
Q. What’s your biggest achievement?
A. My 3 children