Case study: CGIUKI Prizewinner Hannah Penberthy

Wednesday 12 May 2021

We spoke to Hannah Penberthy from Crestbridge about her amazing achievement at the November 2020 sitting, beating all other students to be the Level 5 IFA Business Management in Practice prizewinner.

And with the amazing score of 99/100!

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Why did you choose BPP?

BPP has always had a fantastic reputation and a great working relationship with my employer, Crestbridge, so it seemed like an obvious choice to pick BPP to support me through my early studies. My BPP experience has entirely lived up to its reputation and the support I have received from BPP has been second to none – I couldn’t fault it! I would recommend studying with BPP to anyone looking for a friendly and approachable tuition provider headed by knowledgeable and experienced tutors who go above and beyond to see the success of their students.


Why did you chose to study CGIUKI?

When I first joined the Finance industry, I wasn’t sure which career path I wanted to go down and this, in a way, attracted me to the CGIUKI qualification as the course content is so broad and varied. It covers so many different areas and touches on topics such as governance, accounting, compliance and investments so some of the knowledge and skills obtained in studying for a Chartered Governance Institute qualification can be applied almost universally. There is often a misconception that the opportunities provided by studying Chartered Governance Institute are narrow and limited only to the Finance industry and whilst the knowledge and skills I have gained through CGIUKI have been key to my progression in a Trust and Company Administration role, CGIUKI can open so many different doors!

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My BPP experience has entirely lived up to its reputation and the support I have received from BPP has been second to none – I couldn’t fault it!"

Hannah Penberthy



What is the best thing about studying with BPP?

The BPP tutors are absolutely brilliant and everything that you need to guide you through your studies which can be tricky when you are working full time. I have been taught by a number of tutors throughout my CGIUKI studies with BPP and each tutor’s passion for their subject is clear – not only do they know the course content inside out but they are also able to draw upon real-life examples from their experiences in a number of industries to really bring the subject matter to life. It is also clear that BPP genuinely care about their students and want their students to succeed to the best of their abilities. They are always willing to put the extra time in, whether by email or ‘lunch and learn’ sessions, to help students struggling with particular topics.

What has your study success done for your career?

My Chartered Governance Institute studies with BPP have been so beneficial in helping me develop and grow in the early stages of my career. They have given me confidence in my day-to-day work and have helped me progress quickly from Trainee Administrator to Senior Administrator. I now look forward to continuing my studies with BPP as I take on the Islamic Finance Qualification to enhance my knowledge and skills in a niche but growing industry sector, and hope that this will further support my career progression and aspirations.


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