Celebrating Success

Lucy Hodgson, Finance Assistant

Supported by the Society, Lucy embarked upon her studies in September 2020, through the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship scheme. She submitted a portfolio of work, and undertook the Advanced Diploma in Accounting – achieving distinction grades in both elements.
Initially, Lucy attended Carlisle College once a week, but her studies changed to a virtual environment for a few months due to the winter lockdown.

Lucy feels that the experience she has gained from completing this Level 3 apprenticeship has improved her knowledge, allowing her to input more confidently and enjoy her role more on a day-to-day basis.

So, what’s next?  Lucy will be embarking upon her Professional Diploma in Accounting in September this year and we’re sure that she will do fabulously well once again!

Claire Renwick – Senior Mortgage Co-Ordinator

Grasping all opportunities to develop and improve her knowledge, Claire had a very busy 2021. She completed three Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) examinations!. Having passed her qualification in Personal Taxation (RO3), she moved on to study and pass her qualification in Mortgage Advice (CF6) before embarking upon her studies for her Advanced Mortgage Advice (R07) qualification, which she also passed with flying colours!

Not wanting to take things easy this year, Claire has already begun her studies of a further CII qualification, which she hopes to complete late spring 2022.


Clare Harrison – Head of Member Services

The Carbon Literacy Project offers everyone a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy learning, covering – climate change, carbon footprints, how you can do your bit, and why it’s relevant to you and your audience.

To ensure that as an organisation we are doing all we can, Clare has undertaken sufficient learning to meet the Carbon Literacy Standard, meaning that she can ensure we (as a business and personally) are doing what we can to limit our impact on the environment.  She also uses her knowledge to support others to achieve their goal of becoming greener too!