Bertie Newman, Director

"Trust in the process, trust in the journey and above all trust in yourself” said an off-duty Park Ranger, Brian, to my husband and me when we were hiking in Yosemite.

While there are many famous quotes about “the journey”, this one really resonates. Having trained with PEM, completing my ACA with the Audit team and CTA qualification, which included a secondment to Tax, the decision to move to a “Top 10” professional services firm in 2012 was a hard one. However it continued to provide a fantastic learning platform as I managed audits for a variety of companies, from pre-revenue technology start-ups to large international groups. Supporting a business IPO in the Spring of 2016 reignited my love of learning and I went on secondment again, this time to the Advisory team. 

I was delighted when in Autumn 2017 the opportunity to return to PEM, a firm with people at its heart, presented itself.  I have come full circle, looking after a portfolio of clients assisting them in all aspects of their business advisory requirements and providing credibility and assurance to stakeholders through leading robust audits.

I’m proud of my hard work and the wealth of experiences I’ve had. Now, when I meet people who are experts in their businesses but recognise the value of advice or support in an environment where the rules and expectations for companies are constantly evolving, I remember Brian’s words and extend them a little, “trust in the process, trust in the journey and above all trust in yourself - and the strengths of others”.  When the requirements are unknown finding someone you can trust in - to give you clear and confident advice – is critical, and this ability to be a trusted advisor, helping clients, gives me huge satisfaction. 

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