Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lifetime financial planner Jan presents referral scheme cheque to Bluebell Wood

Financial planner Janette Town was thrilled when asked if  she would be available to make a cheque presentation on behalf of Lifetime. And on Wednesday afternoon she popped along to to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice to personally deliver a cheque from our referral scheme, for £224.96. Jan can be seen below (left of picture) handing over the cheque…

The ‘Helpers’ who turn out not to help your investment returns!

You’ve heard the saying ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’……. Well, according to the ‘sage of Omaha’, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, too many ‘helpers’ can affect your investment returns. Buffett has a phenomenal – and deserved – reputation as arguably the world’s finest ever investor, with a long-term outlook that has served him so…

Boost for savers and pension holders as FTSE 100 index hits new record high

The FTSE 100 index has reached a new record high, handing millions of savers and pension holders a huge financial shot-in-the-arm. It has soared to 6958.89, beating the previous high of 6950.6 which was set during the dot.com boom of 1999. And financial analysts are predicting that the record level would continue to climb, possibly peaking at an extraordinary 7500 by…

Putting clients at the heart of everything we do

A lifetime commitment. It’s a phrase often used. People regularly make them, in every area of their lives, be that on their wedding day, to their children, even football teams! Well, here at Lifetime we make a commitment too: to our clients and to our community. As well as ‘giving something back’, via our hospice referral…

Businesses still running the risk of not being fully prepared for Auto Enrolment

Small and medium-sized businesses are running the risk of not being fully ready for their Auto Enrolment staging date. That is because they are putting off their preparations until after May’s general election, according to some pensions experts. This year, 50,000 companies are due to auto enrol their employees into a pension scheme, while a further 500,000 must…

A great day for a great cause

For the third successive year, Lifetime are proud to be the main sponsors of the Barnsley Hospice Golf Day. The event, which raises thousands of pounds for the Hospice, will be held on Friday, May 22 at its usual home, Silkstone Golf Club. Any team interested in taking part are asked to email Victoria.stead@barnsley-hospice.org or telephone 01226…

Lifetimer Annabelle in exam success

Congratulations are in order for Lifetimer Annabelle Dickinson, as she celebrates passing two important accountancy exams. Annabelle, our trainee accountant here at Lifetime House, has succeeded in passing the AAT ITax exam and the Spreadsheet exam. Well done Annabelle!

Meet the latest addition to our BBIS speakers: Rachel Veitch-Straw

Here at Lifetime we are thrilled to announce that Rachel Veitch-Straw, the National Liaison Officer for Brass Bands England, is the latest addition to our ‘Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students project’. Rachel’s role with Brass Bands England sees her assisting community music-making groups across England to survive and thrive as cultural enterprises. She is an accomplished,…

Margaret helps Lifetime show ‘personal touch’ by delivering referral scheme cheque

Lifetime has been able to display the ‘personal touch’ and deliver another bumper hospice cheque from our referral scheme – thanks to one of our lovely clients! Margaret Brown kindly agreed to present a cheque for £595.10 to her local hospice Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. She is pictured below handing over the donation to…

Lifetime pair treated to passionate presentation from Holy Trinity Young Leaders

Lifetime Communications Director William Bottomley and Social Media Manager Andrew Lodge were treated to a brilliant and passionate presentation from four Holy Trinity Year 10 students on Wednesday. The enterprising quartet’, Jenny Baldwin, Niamh Wood, Luke Binney and Callum Bailey, were part of a 13-strong student group from the Carlton-based Barnsley school who spent a week last…