Tanya BirnieCorporate Benefits Assistant
“Working for a company who value everyone at every level equally, and treat you like a person instead of a number is refreshing, and I’m looking forward to my future with them.”
- JO7 Supervision in a regulated environment
- ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management
- Certificate in Life and Pensions
- Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice
I fell in to working in Employee Benefits after several years as a mortgage adviser; 15 years on I haven’t left! I find the variety of benefits and scheme design fascinating and love talking to both employers and their employees.
Through the course of my career I’ve expanded my knowledge to also cover Payroll and HR, building an understanding of the challenges our clients face daily, which I think brings beneficial insight to help improve our service to them.
I’ve worked for a larger corporate firm in the past, but felt we’d stopped looking out for the genuine interests of our clients which didn’t align with my ethos. Joining Harding Financial is an exciting opportunity to work with a great team of people, who are all working to the same goal.
What I love about Harding Financial
My voice matters! After 20 years in financial services, I finally feel like my experience and knowledge are valued. My thoughts and opinions are taken on board and considered, which is a huge motivator. Working for a company who value everyone at every level equally, and treat you like a person instead of a number is refreshing, and I’m looking forward to my future with them.
As I look towards the future
I am looking forward to qualifying with my CIPP Certificate in Payroll Practices to formalise my workplace experience, as well as completing my CIPD Level 7 in People Management.
Joining the Corporate team will also be an exciting time while we further develop our proposition and systems, as well as lots of exciting new clients to bring on board, who won't even know they need us yet! But they do!
At the weekend you’ll find me
Taking my daughter to various gymnastics and ballet classes, walking the dog in the countryside and enjoying some good food and wine. We like to eat out and try local independent restaurants and come Saturday night I will normally have a gin in hand! We also like to travel both in the UK and abroad, especially going camping a couple of times a year.
Want to buy me lunch?
Ooh yes please! Classic Ham and Cheese panini or toastie please! And it has to be Walkers Ready Salted Crisps.
Alex SimpsonManaging Director / Chartered Independent Financial Planner
"We'll continue increasing our range of services and developing our expertise, to provide exceptional financial advice and management for all our clients."
Gemma WassAssociate Director
"Every day we look at ways of improving our services, and I'd say as a team we are driven and highly motivated."
Oli SussatChief Technology & Information Officer
"I’m really enjoying using technology and information to help better what we do for you, our client."
Matthew EllisHead of Financial Planning
"I really like the culture we have at Harding Financial, we work together to make sure we are doing the best for our clients."
Oliver ChewChartered Independent Financial Planner
"Everyone in the team is friendly, committed to great client service and – most importantly – doing the right thing by each other and our clients. It's a pleasure to come into work every day."
Callum TailfordChartered Independent Financial Planner
"Having a background in Maths and statistics, I love how the company is using technology and data to constantly find new ways to help clients achieve their goals and objectives."
Duarte MauricioIndependent Financial Planner
"Talent flourishes here. I’ve never seen such a likeminded, cohesive, and talented team working together towards the best client outcomes."
Joshua RourkeIndependent Financial Planner
"I love that everything we do always has the client at the centre of it."
Arabella SymonsIndependent Financial Planner
"The team's combined knowledge of financial planning is vast and it is great working with them to help make a positive difference to our clients' lives."
Annie LeeteIndependent Financial Planner
"The care with which everyone looks after their clients and the skills and expertise of the entire team sets Harding apart from other firms."
George LeeIndependent Financial Planner
"It is clear to me that Harding Financial is a team of like-minded people who strive for the best client outcomes on a daily basis.."
Jennie WiseCorporate Adviser
"After so long in the industry it is so refreshing to find people that truly care about the long-term future of their clients."
Charlie WalkerHead of Paraplanning
"Harding is a unique and great place to work, as delivering a positive client experience and outcome is the main aim and priority set by every single one of us."
Charlotte McCrossonTechnical Paraplanner & Paraplanning Team Leader
"The team here are all very welcoming and don’t hesitate to help you out when needed, whether it’s a complex investment query or a printer that's refusing to work!"
Anna PenfoldTechnical Paraplanner
"I love the people I work with. We are all an important piece of the jigsaw and we pull on each other’s strengths to build solutions for our clients."
Emma BromwichTechnical Paraplanner
"All of the team strive for the highest standard they can achieve in their work and have very high levels of knowledge which is a great combination for success."
Sue DerbyshireTechnical Paraplanner
"The team here at Harding are dedicated to giving the best service possible to each and every client and their caring and thorough approach is the reason I was so drawn to working here."
"The company is very process driven and each individual works towards the same common goal of providing first class service to our clients"
Stacey KnottHead of Administration
"I believe the road will take you wherever you’re meant to go, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds."
Heather McAllisterTechnical Administrator & Administration Team Leader
"My colleagues and I are committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients. There is always a wide range of work to be done, meaning there is never a dull moment!"
Joanna HarwoodTechnical Administrator
"Everyone at Harding is kind, genuine and helpful, everyone has the client’s best interest at heart."
"It has been a pleasure joining a team of such welcoming and supportive people."