Bernadette Render

Director and Data & Project Team Leader

"The three things I love most about my job are being part of such a fabulous team - we all work really hard, but we all respect and support one another. It is a joy to come to work when you are part of a lovely team. The variety - no two days are ever the same. Some days bring fresh challenges, but I really enjoy tackling challenges and trying to make things better. Being part of something that is continually striving for the best. This fits with my personal values and I couldn't work somewhere that just stood still."


Bernadette has been in financial services since 1993 ever since leaving school. She has a Diploma in Financial Planning, but her true passion lies in the business side of operations.

Bernadette’s day-to-day role varies all the time, but she’s a self-confessed data geek, so she likes to make sure we have all the information needed to make sound business decisions.

Bernadette rarely interacts with clients, although she genuinely loves people, so it’s something she’d like to do more of!

Rest and play

Bernadette lives with her husband Simon and their two cats, Jake and Elwood (a.k.a. Jakie and Woobies). The couple love spending time with their friends and particularly enjoy having people over for food and a few drinks.

In their truly spare time – when they aren’t working, doing chores, or entertaining – you may find Bernadette and Simon planning a bit of DIY or home improvement. And after all that, they like to chill out with a good box set!

Bernadette in the spotlight

My favourite holiday destination is:

South Africa on safari. I loved learning all about different animals and the overwhelming feeling of arriving at a watering hole with different species getting their fill of the water. I love how giraffes have to bend their knees to get a drink! It was incredible to be able to see a pack of lionesses stalking their prey close up. And just when you think the safari’s over, you turn a corner to see a massive bull elephant who’s a bit angry to see you!

My favourite song to play in the car is:

Old-school house music.

The first album I bought was:

I think it was New Kids On The Block. I’m giving my age away now!

If I could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, I would win a medal in:


When the dessert menu arrives, I’m looking for:

A chocolate something… but a chocolate orange something is even better!

My pet peeve is:

Spitting in the street.

The best gift I’ve ever received is:

Our honeymoon.

The three people at my dream dinner party would be:

Ant Middleton, Gerard Butler, and Quentin Tarantino.

The three small things that make my day better are:

A smile, a giggle, and a belly laugh!

Three things I haven’t done so far include:

Built my own house, visited Dubai, and visited Canada.

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