Creative Business Consultant
Lovely to meet you! I’m Bernadette but you knew that already, didn’t you?!
So, let me tell you some things you might not know…
I believe in honesty and integrity. I believe you can be nice AND successful; it doesn’t have to be one or the other. I believe introverts rock, but so do extroverts. I believe creative businesses are awesome and can change the world, or at least can change your world. I believe you deserve to be paid for your time, talent and experience. I believe we need to go beyond the pretty Instagram feeds and start getting strategic with business. I believe in being debt free. I believe in building my assets so my money works harder for me year after year. I believe reaching for six figures is great, as long as you know what that actually means once you reach past the VAT threshold.
Sound like your cup of tea? Keep reading!
I’ve worked in the wedding and events industry since 2002, launching my wedding planning business when my son was 6 months old. When he was a toddler and my second son was a baby I launched my second business, a membership and training organisation for the wedding industry. The UKAWP is now known as the leading body for the wedding industry. Recognising excellence within the wedding industry.
During my 18 years in the wedding industry there were many highlights. Training over 750 planners, organising hundreds of weddings, being interviewed by the press, writing a book, speaking engagements across Europe but the biggest highlight has always been seeing businesses I supported thrive not survive year after year.
Bernadette understands the importance of flexibility in order to not just survive but thrive.
A renowned wedding industry consultant and trainer, Bernadette works closely with business owners to propel their business into success, encouraging them to flourish. Alongside the UKAWP, she is the co-author of ‘Wedding Planning for Dummies’ (2014) and has written numerous training courses over the years. With her undeniable reputation within the wedding industry, Bernadette is now a sought-after speaker at events as well as a judge for The Wedding Industry Awards.
I live in Essex with my husband, 3 children (18,16,11) and our sprocker spaniel Freddy. In fact if you watch closely you’ll probably see him in videos I record. A renowned introvert I’d rather be at home curled up on the sofa then attend a fancy soiree.
- I’m an avid reader and go through a book a day
- I have a crazy sweet tooth – sadly
- I love dogs, not so keen on cats, sorry
- I have zero sense of direction, I’m shockingly bad!
- I’d choose Disneyland over a beach holiday any day
- I met my husband in a nightclub, 20+ years we are still together
- I’m that Mum that buys not makes dress up day costumes
- I dislike gin, I honestly can’t understand the fuss
- I’m not creative, I’m strategic, which means I’m the yin to your yang if you’re a creative soul!
I’m ready to take action in my business
WORK WITH ME