At Accelerant, we’re motivated by our mission to rebuild insurance so it’s fair, transparent, and efficient. We’re often asked what it’s like to work at a global company with an audacious vision, so we’d give a peek behind the scenes through our Employee Perspectives… series. After all, people are at the heart of what we do, and we’re proud to bring together individuals and teams who share our passion for creating an amazing experience and working in an amazing environment. In today’s spotlight, meet Becky Cumberland, People Operations Executive – UK.
Name: Rebecca (Becky) Cumberland
Title: People Operations Executive
Can you describe your role in a couple sentences?
People are my priority throughout the whole lifecycle of employment, from assisting with recruitment, onboarding new employees, and championing continuous development.
How does your work impact people’s financial lives?
I liaise with payroll and our employees regarding any changes in salary. This includes starting salary information, promotions, and bonuses.
What’s your favorite thing about working for Accelerant?
The people that I work with and I am lucky in that I get to meet people at the start of their journey with Accelerant.
Describe Accelerant in 3 words:
Innovative, challenging, professional
What did you do before Accelerant?
I have a background of being a legal personal assistant.
What was your first-ever job?
I worked at a Harvester, a restaurant chain here in the UK, as a Greeter and Busser.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up on the border of London and Kent.
How did you learn about Accelerant?
Helga Breen, Accelerant’s Associate General Counsel Employment, UK & Europe
Who inspires you?
My parents, they are so strong and supportive.
What are you most proud of?
My son. He’s funny, kind, loving, and gentle, with a cheeky side that keeps me and my husband laughing constantly.
What do you love to do when you’re not working?
I love cooking and entertaining, singing, dancing, the cinema, board gaming, traveling, music, camping, and festivals, to name a few!
What’s on your bucket list?
Mostly places I have not been to! Canada, Australia, and so many parts of the US, as I have barely scratched the surface there.