Katie Dodd

About Katie Dodd

Katie is responsible for the firm’s marketing strategy. As part of this role she coordinates public relations and communications and is responsible for the firm’s visual identity and livery. She works alongside the front office on existing and prospective investor contact, including all aspects of the firm’s relationships with intermediaries. Katie manages the firm’s outreach programme which helps UK women athletes, explorers and adventurers and promotes participation and inclusion. Katie previously worked at Savills, and holds an MA in Art History from the University of St Andrews. Katie is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Getty Images: Inside the Winter Paralympics, PyeongChang – March 2018

By |2018-04-17T15:29:41+00:00April 17th, 2018|Cerno Capital Posts, Other Posts, Women’s Sport in Britain|

We were delighted that the two Getty Interns we have been supporting, Naomi Baker and Linnea Rheborg, were part of the Getty team in PyeongChang, South Korea, shooting the 2018 Winter Paralympics. Here, they share their experiences on some of their favourite shoots with some behind-the-scenes highlights. Naomi Baker Once I arrived in a snow covered PyeongChang, it was time to head out and explore some of the venues, including Alpine and Cross-country. From being at the Olympics and being shown around the Cross-country venue by Chief Photographer Matthias Hangst I knew how important it was to be prepared for when the competition begins. The alpine was the hardest venue for me. Physically is was very tough, cold and icy which made it challenging to get around and for me one of the hardest photographic situations I have ever been in. Once the competition starts and you see the images you are producing, it is very rewarding. During my time photographing the Paralympics I really had to think about backgrounds, time of day, the competition course layout, giving myself enough time to get to my position, and also the lenses I would need to do the best job. Having recently [...]

Cerno Capital supports The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

By |2018-03-16T11:16:02+00:00March 16th, 2018|Cerno Capital, Cerno Capital Posts, Other Posts|

We are delighted to be supporting a new theatre: The Barn Theatre in the Cotswolds. Driven by a deep passion for theatre, Ian Carling and his wife Chrissie have created a bold theatrical legacy for Cirencester. A former 1940s Nissen hut has been transformed into a beautiful, state-of-the-art, air-conditioned auditorium for 200 theatre-lovers. With a studio rehearsal suite, dressing rooms, a green room, and an orchestra pit, audiences will experience entertainment that competes with the West End. The first performance produced by the theatre will be The Secret Garden, a new family musical based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The musical will tell the powerful and inspiring story about how one small girl can turn everything around when she decides she ‘wants things to grow’. In support of the first performance, Dan Buckley of Thumbcrumble Design produced the following notice of their inaugural performance, which will appear in the programme. We are thrilled to be working with The Barn Theatre this year, and we look forward to supporting their future performances. The Barn Theatre Project is a registered charity. https://barntheatre.org.uk/

Cerno Capital hosts private dinner with Justerini & Brooks

By |2018-04-10T09:02:03+00:00March 15th, 2018|Events, Other Posts|

On Wednesday 14th March, we hosted a small private dinner at Justerini & Brooks, St James’s. Founded in 1749, Justerini & Brooks holds one of the longest running Royal warrants and has been a supplier to every British monarch since the coronation of King George III in 1761. We were thrilled to be joined by Alex Turnbull of Justerini & Brooks who expertly led us a tasting of wines, both Old World and New World, whilst James Spence spoke on our current global market views. A full list of the wines sampled as below: Starter: Mersault, Les Charmes Dessus, 1er Cru, Chateau de Mersault 2014 Aristos Chardonnay 2011 (Chile) Main Clarence de Haut Brion 2010 Heitz Vineyards Trailside 2004 Cheese Guiseppe Mascarello Santo Stefano di Perno Barolo 2012 (Italy) David & Nadia Siebritskloof 2016 (South Africa) Pudding Alvear 1927 Pedro Ximenez For more information on Justerini & Brooks, please click here.

Outside In Artwork at Cerno Capital: ‘Crufts Dog Show’ by Michelle Roberts

By |2018-01-30T16:50:16+00:00January 30th, 2018|Cerno Capital, Cerno Capital Posts, Other Posts|

We were delighted to attend an exhibition held recently at Sotheby’s with Outside In. Outside In: Journeys brought together the diverse work of a number of the artists involved with Outside In, a charity that provides a platform for artists facing a barrier to the art world for reasons including health, disability, isolation or social circumstance. The exhibition epitomised the charity’s objective to create a fairer art world – challenging traditional values and institutional judgements about whose artworks can and should be displayed. The body of work varied hugely throughout the show and brought to life many of the stories and experiences from the artists. On the hugely busy opening night, every work visually captivated each guest. We were particularly taken with the work by Michelle Roberts, whose colourful work Crufts Dog Show (below), will shortly be hanging on our office walls. Crufts Dog Show, Michelle Roberts Michelle has drawn and painted throughout her life, and as a young girl she used to accompany her grandfather, a watercolour painter, who often worked outdoors. She spends much of her free time drawing small, intricately worked images in her sketchbooks, as well as ideas for the canvases she produces. Michelle [...]

Confronting the ‘Unthinkable’: Dinner with George Bullard

By |2018-03-16T10:05:32+00:00September 15th, 2017|Events|

On Wednesday 6th September, Cerno Capital hosted a dinner with George Bullard, the world-record breaking explorer and endurance athlete. At the age of 19, George completed the world’s longest fully unsupported polar journey – a feat described by Sir Ranulph Fiennes as “genuinely ground-breaking”. George has since covered more than 2000 miles on foot in the polar regions, and has completed 17 expeditions across the world, guiding over 300 people. Excelling as an explorer and endurance athlete, George has since sailed in the TransAtlantic Race, led youth development programmes in the Amazon and facilitated scientific research expeditions in the Antarctica. Most recently, George partnered with fellow adventurer, Olly Hicks, to paddle a 26ft kayak the perilous 2,000km from Greenland to Iceland to retrace the journey of ‘Finnmen’ – the Scottish name for the Inuits reportedly spotted off the coast of Scotland in 1728 having ventured across the sea. The adventures that George has undertaken has led him to encourage others to embark on their own adventures, to embrace their strengths and overcome their weaknesses, confront the challenge of the ‘unthinkable’, and pursue the sweet feeling of adventure ecstasy. George is currently working with IGO, creating a series of challenges and [...]