Monthly Archives: September 2013

Brilliant Ben’s sporting success inspires Lifetime

Following your dream and helping to inspire people are core to our philosophy here at Lifetime. So imagine our excitement last week as we watched Sir Ben Ainslie help inspire Oracle Team USA to one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history. His sporting success story encapsulates everything we stand for. The four-time Olympic champion…

Communications Director Bill reflects on Barnsley ‘Connected Biz’ event – all part of his ‘fascinating journey’ into social media!

It’s official! Lifetime’s Communications Director Bill Bottomley is having fun! He’s always loved his job as our Bill, but it appears that he’s revelling in a new part of Lifetime’s development! Bill takes up the story: “On January 1st 2013 I embarked on a fascinating journey into the unknown world, and, to me, the very…

Lifetime proud to play role in official opening of Horizon Community College

Lifetime were privileged to play a part in the official opening of Horizon Community College on Thursday evening. Our Communications Director Bill Bottomley was one of a number of VIP guests – including speaker Sir Steve Houghton, leader of Barnsley Council – who were invited along to the grand ceremony. The students delivered a number…

We are connected!

One of the first important steps of the new office transformation has happened. The two Lifetime buildings at Great Cliffe Court, Dodworth are now connected by a secure, invisible, radio link, meaning that despite being completely separate, the two offices can now function as one. Lifetime Communications Manager Victoria Oliver said: “Using this technology is…

‘Q & A’ with Lifetime MD Ian

Our very own managing director Ian Dickinson is a pretty busy chap – but he kindly made time to get involved in our ‘question and answer’ session. The results were brilliant – and showed the character of the man who has helped turn Lifetime into a financial management force, and a leading ‘player’ in putting…

Can too much togetherness ruin your retirement? Some couples are plumping for ‘parallel play’

Can too much togetherness ruin your retirement? That is the interesting question being posed by a psychologist from the United States. Seattle-based Maryanne Vandervelde, writing in the Wall Street Journal, has suggested that ‘parallel play’ – two individuals engrossed in separate but parallel activities – might well hold the key to happiness in later life….

Crackdown on pension schemes that offer poor value to savers

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has ordered a crackdown on pension schemes that offer poor value to millions of savers. The OFT is recommending a series of reforms, including giving new powers to the Pensions Regulator. However, it has stopped short of recommending a cap on management charges, for the moment at least. It…