Monthly Archives: March 2014

‘Do what you love – and be yourself’; Helen’s super BBIS story!

‘Do what you love’. ‘Be yourself’. Two lovely, pertinent sentiments that were delivered by Birdwell-born Helen Clarke as she gave ‘her story’ to Horizon College students on Thursday afternoon. Helen, who attended Worsbrough High School and has lived in London for 20 years, was the latest brilliant speaker in Lifetime’s ‘Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students’ project….

Family tale over long term care proves to be riveting radio!

Long term care. It’s an emotive topic. It’s also a very, very important one. Brothers Ben and Nick Wright, both in their 20s, have been full-time carers for their father for the last seven years. Dad Tom Wright was just 56 when he was diagnosed with dementia; his sons were just 15 and 20 respectively….

‘Fantastic feedback’ for BBIS project

There has been some fantastic feedback from speakers involved in Lifetime’s ‘Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students’ project. Following the official launch at Horizon College in September, the ‘BBIS’ venture  is now really kicking into gear – and causing a major stir in and around the borough. Lifetime have now managed to attract around 70 ‘committed speakers’…

Cash in your pension pot – and you may be liable for care

The Prime Minister has warned people who cash in their pension pot could be punished when they need to pay for old age care, reports the Daily Telegraph. People who choose to take large sums from their pension pots under the Government’s reforms – announced in the Budget last week – may end up paying more…

Lifetime-sponsored Barnsley Hospice golf day is a sell-out

The Lifetime-sponsored Barnsley Hospice Golf Day is already a sell-out. Over 20 teams will take part in the charity event, which will be held at Silkstone Golf Club on Friday, May 16 (12 noon start). They include a team from Barnsley Football Club. As well as sponsoring the event, Lifetime has put forward a team,…

Auto Enrolment survey reinforces newspaper claims that ‘pensions crisis is brewing for smaller firms’

Auto Enrolment was launched for big firms in a blaze of publicity two years ago, There were television adverts announcing the arrival of AE, starring well-known businesswoman Karren Brady. But a recent survey of 450 smaller businesses, carried out by provider NOW: Pensions, has found that 44 per cent had not given any thought to…

Lifetime require Insurance Sales Adviser

We are looking for a strong and competent individual to join our General Insurance Department. The ideal candidate must be organised and have a good telephone manner with excellent communication skills as you will be dealing with new and existing clients. Previous experience within General Insurance and knowledge of SSP Software an advantage but training…

Chancellor’s Budget speech announces far-reaching pension reforms

The Chancellor George Osborne announced far-reaching reforms to pensions in his fifth Budget speech – and said  “no-one will have to buy an annuity” in the future. Osborne also stated that limits on income drawdown and flexible drawdown would be reduced and trust would be handed over to savers. “Each and every DC [defined contribution]…

Volunteer required to become Oscar the hospice mascot for Oakwell football fixture

Barnsley hospice are looking for a volunteer to wear their mascot outfit for Saturday’s Championship football match between Barnsley and Bournemouth at Oakwell. Said a hospice spokesperson: “We need a volunteer to wear the mascot outfit at this Saturday’s Barnsley game against Bournemouth, to walk around the pitch with the Reds’ mascot Toby Tyke. “The volunteer…