Cuppa Catch-Up with… Sam Collings

We saw Sam, our Business Development Manager, enjoying the June Summer sun so we took the opportunity to ask him a few quick questions. Here’s what he had to say…

What's your background and what do you currently do in your role?

I have done many interesting and varied roles in the past, all within Financial Services, ranging from mortgage underwriting to agricultural asset finance. My current role within LPS Scotland is to help support our clients and develop our overall business. 

This comes at a very interesting time, with so many changes in the industry here in Scotland. I’m really keen to understand from our existing clients and industry bodies on how we can best support agents, landlords and tenants.

What’s the most interesting role you have done in the past?

Undoubtedly agriculture asset finance, such a varied industry with lots of characters and stories! Interestingly at that time, it was very similar to the Private Rented Sector with lots of change mainly driven by EU laws and regulations.

If you had one piece of advice for landlords, agents and tenants, what would it be?

Keep up with the changes in regulation. With so much change happening in the future it’s essential all landlords, agents and tenants understand their changing responsibilities and embrace the change.

What are you most proud of?

Completing the Edinburgh “full” marathon. After 20 years of enjoyment doing no exercise, I thought I would join a gym in 2009 and 12 months later, decided that it would be a good idea to do a marathon. Never again! Although I did enjoy the last 100 metres.

Where would your home be, if it could be anywhere?

That’s a great question. I’ve been to so many places in the past it would be really difficult to pinpoint one location, however the essential criteria would be next to the sea and on a golf course!