Meet the Team: Robbie Bamping, Receivables Manager
We sat down for a chat with Robbie Bamping, Receivables Manager, to talk about all things CRM, golfing, and unexpected Christmas surprises…
First of all, tell us about your role at CRM and what your main responsibilities involve.
My role at Cerberus Receivables Management is Receivables Manager; my main responsibilities largely revolve around sales ledger collection, verification, and fraud investigation.
What does a typical workday look like for you?
I often spend my time being outsourced to different sites all over the UK. My last visit was to a client in Boston, Lincolnshire and another recent trip saw me completing sales ledger verifications on site for our client Yorkshire Bank. I’ve not been back in the office full time since the beginning of January!
Can you tell us about your previous experience leading up to becoming Receivables Manager?
My career actually began in a completely different industry. I trained as an engineer and worked in that sector until I was in my 30s. By chance, one night I was in a pub in Manchester for a work’s Christmas party. I ended up buying a drink for a few people I’d just met, one of whom was Ray Wise, who was then the director of Euro Sales Finance. We got chatting, he gave me his card and told me to call him if I ever wanted a job! I did and shortly after, my career in finance began, leading up to my current job at CRM. Ray Wise is now retired, but I will always be eternally grateful for the opportunity he gave me.
What qualities do you bring to the CRM team?
I am a people person through and through, and I think this is my biggest strength. I’m friendly and approachable, and I’m always doing what I can to get on with everyone, share my knowledge with junior members of the team, and get out and about to represent the company across the country.
How is CRM different to other workplaces?
It really is like working with your extended family. People are always wanting to help you no matter how difficult the problem is. They really showed this through lockdown, by sending us all food packages and giving us opportunities to socialise so we didn’t feel so isolated.
What does a typical weekend look like for you?
My weekends largely revolve around golf! I also love having family weekends with my wife, two sons, and their girlfriends, where we play games and relax. Going out for good food and a few drinks is usually a priority too!
Before you go, do you have any words of wisdom you’d like to share
Work to live, don’t live to work! It’s so easy to get wrapped up in your job, but it’s so important to remember that there’s a whole world that exists when you clock off. Don’t take everything to heart and just do what you can to enjoy life whilst you can.