The Heart of Bucks ‘Inspiring Buckinghamshire’ series gives local people from a range of sectors a chance to share their knowledge and insights to help inspire others.
Here we are speaking with Roneish Myers, Founder of MoneyHeave, and Secretary for the Caribbean Community Lunch Club in Buckinghamshire.
Tell us about yourself and your connection to Buckinghamshire.
I’ve been working in the world of finance for over a decade. Back in 2014, I graduated with a first-class degree in accounting and finance from the University of Greenwich. Since then, I’ve held various roles in finance, including some notable ones at Netflix, St Ives Plc, and CPM UK. What bothered me was how little people knew about their own finances – even some of my friends, family, and co-workers. That’s what inspired me to create MoneyHeave, a financial well-being company. Our mission is simple: unravel the complexities of personal finance. What drives me? Economic empowerment. I’m passionate about helping both the current and future generations build strong financial foundations for a better future.
I’ve been living in Buckinghamshire for over 10 years now. It’s a great place to call home!
What personal achievements are you most proud of?
I’m really proud of being appointed as the Secretary for the Caribbean Community Lunch Club here in Buckinghamshire. It’s such a privilege to be able to support the community that I’m a part of. I’ve mostly worked outside of where I live, so it’s really nice to finally get involved in my own community. In my role, I’ve had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects, collaborating with organisations such as the NHS, Leap, Public Health, Buckinghamshire Council, Helping Hands, and of course Heart of Bucks, among others. It’s been really rewarding to be a part of bridging the gap when it comes to the cost of living crisis and health inequalities that affect the African and Caribbean community.
What are some of the challenges you have faced, and how have you overcome them?
Securing funding for projects has been a bit of a challenge, but we’re finding ways to make it work. Building resilience has been key, along with adopting a “can do attitude”. Having faith and believing that a way will be shown, even when things seem unclear at that moment.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Go where you are wanted!
What is your greatest hope for the future for Buckinghamshire?
I’d love to see more investment in upskilling and supporting residents, especially young adults, in Buckinghamshire.
Read more of our Inspiring Buckinghamshire interviews here.