Andrew ‘Bernie’ BernardEnterprise Director

Job title: Director of Innovative Enterprise

Bernie started Innovative Enterprise in 2005 after doing the wrong jobs for 17 years. After underachieving at school – leaving A levels with an E and a U, brushes with the law, and testicular cancer, Bernie drifted through a number of management and Enterprise Development jobs until making a dramatic life change.

Innovative Enterprise works with young people, charities and businesses to develop enterprise and creativity skills, motivation for the future and attitude shifts towards success.

#NCW2021 is an essential opportunity to promote the importance of planning for students’ futures – for careers, professional development or self employment. I’m delighted to be part of it.

“Dear Bernie, Thank you so much for Tuesday – your session was by far the favourite for our year 11 students on their careers carousel. Hopefully we will be able to arrange further sessions!”

Gillian H,  Catholic High School, Manchester.