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Lifetime ladies at Yorkshire Business Festival

Lifetime’s female financial planners attended Yorkshire’s largest networking conference for women on Wednesday.

Janette Town, Karen Lodge, Jennifer Broadhead and Tracey Warring joined hundreds of other business ladies at the Yorkshire Business Festival in Harrogate.

The event had been organised by Yorkshire Ladies Links for all women in business.

Lifetime ladies set for popular Yorkshire business event

Lifetime’s female financial planners will be at Yorkshire’s largest networking conference for women next week.

Janette Town, Karen Lodge, Jennifer Broadhead and Tracey Warring (pictured below) will join hundreds of other business ladies at the Yorkshire Business Festival in Harrogate on Wednesday, September 13.

The event has been organised by Yorkshire Ladies Links for all women in business.

The Lifetime ladies are looking forward to chatting to the delegates from our stand, informing them about how we help people live the life they want to live – and tell the truth about money.

Karen passes final exam to become Lifetime financial planner

Lifetimer Karen Lodge is one happy lady – after passing her final exam and becoming a financial planner with our company.

Karen (pictured below) had been studying hard and all that work paid off as she passed with flying colours.

Well done Karen – many congratulations!

Charity bake sale raises cash for Lifetime ‘trekkers’!

Lifetime staged a charity bake sale and raffle at their Barnsley headquarters on Wednesday – and raised over £500 for a charity trek.

Lifetime’s intrepid ‘young guns’ Luke Worthy, James Fisher, Joe Musson, Charlie Parker and Danny North are taking part in the 2017 Invesco Perpetual Snowdon Challenge – and their work colleagues put their baking skills to good use in order to help them raise the necessary funds.

Now in its 10th year, the Challenge has moved to the beautiful setting of Snowdonia. On day one, teams will take on three Welsh Peaks, covering 27 kilometres to the top of the mighty Snowdon, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. Day two will see the teams swapping their hiking boots for cycling helmets and undertaking a 47 kilometre mountain bike trail, followed by a 5k canoe around the Llyn Peris reservoir.

Every team are asked to raise £3,300 – the cost of sending just one child on the Youth Adventure Trust programme.

To help get to that figure, Lifetime House was the venue for a delicious bake sale. The invitation sent out to neighbouring businesses was gratefully received – and the goodies quickly gobbled up!

The raffle, to win either wine, prosecco, chocolate, a two course meal for two at Parker’s Café and Brasserie and a Go-Kart voucher at Tyke Racing, plus other prizes, went extremely well. Oh…..and a dance routine by the ‘Snowdon Gang’ (to a Britney Spears hit record) earned them £100 from Lifetime financial planner Jen!

The total raised from Wednesday’s fund-raising efforts was £518.72.

Also, at the weekend, our young ‘trekkers’ got their hands on £1,000 – after delivering a ‘silver service’ for the ‘Lifetime Ladies Night’!

If you would like to contribute to the fantastic cause, please see the following fundraising page from our young Lifetimers: https://lnkd.in/dUBRkwY

And for information the remarkable work done by the Youth Adventure Trust, go to: https://lnkd.in/dmXnFm3

  • Thanks to Lifetimer Annabelle for the pictures!

 

 

Exam success for Lifetimer Catherine

A key member of Lifetime’s top class Pensions/Retirement Solutions department is celebrating exam success.

Pensions analyst Catherine O’Dowd (pictured) has received the brilliant news that she has passed her RO4 exam.

Hip Hip Hooray! Well done Catherine!

Cause for celebration as Lifetimer Scott passes final mortgage exam!

Lifetimer Scott Kershaw is celebrating – after passing his final mortgage exam!

Scott (pictured below) had been studying hard while carrying on his duties as mortgage administrator at our Barnsley headquarters – and now he is on his way to being a mortgage adviser with the company.

Well done Scott – many congratulations!

Fancy being a Lifetimer? Two exciting jobs on offer!

Lifetime is seeking fresh inspiration in the form of a new office administrator and a new receptionist.

We want someone with individual flair allied with a tremendous team ethos, someone who wants to progress and thrive with a dynamic, high performing company who puts people at the very heart of everything they do.

Sounds grand?! You’d better believe it!

For both roles we would look for a person with:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Adaptability and flexibility, someone who is enthusiastic to new ideas and approaches
  • Ability to work effectively on their own or as part of a team
  • A friendly, intuitive telephone manner
  • Solid typing skills, together with knowledge of both Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good communication
  • Empathy, understanding and rapport
  • Professionalism
  • A determination to be ‘the best they can be’

Hours are predominantly 9-5, Monday to Friday and remuneration is negotiable for the right person.
If you are ‘the one’ for us, then please email l.haxby@lifetime-fm.com and attach your cv.

NOTE: The closing date is 2nd August, 2017.

Exam success for Lifetime financial planner Paul

One of Lifetime’s senior financial planners is celebrating his latest exam success.

Paul Lee (pictured below) received the brilliant news that he had passed the ‘Later Life Financial Planning – first level 6 exam’ while he was watching the action at the 2017 Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale on Friday!

Many congratulations Paul!

Intrepid Lifetimers looking to hit cash summit for charity challenge

A group of intrepid young Lifetimers are facing a very tough challenge – but all for a good cause.

Luke Worthy, James Fisher, Joe Musson, Charlie Parker and Danny North are looking to take part in the 2017 Invesco Perpetual Snowdon Challenge.

Now in its 10th year, the Challenge has moved to the beautiful setting of Snowdonia. On day one, teams will take on three Welsh Peaks, covering 27 kilometres to the top of the mighty Snowdon, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. Day two will see the teams swapping their hiking boots for cycling helmets and undertaking a 47 kilometre mountain bike trail, followed by a 5k canoe around the Llyn Peris reservoir.

But the determined Lifetime quintet (pictured below) need your help.

Every team are asked to raise £3,300 – the cost of sending just one child on the Youth Adventure Trust programme.

For every team who raises the cash to take part in the challenge, one young person will be given the opportunity to take part in the Trust’s outdoor activities, helping them to: reach their full potential; learn valuable life skills; build confidence and self-esteem; and make a measurable difference to their lives.

Says trainee financial planner Luke: “Here at Lifetime we are committed to helping people live the lives they want – and this commitment extends beyond the office and our clients. We also strive to give something back to the community, something we have achieved through our referral scheme, which has seen over £28,000 given to hospices since its inception.

“We are really excited about taking part in the Invesco Perpetual Snowdon Challenge – and raising funds for the Youth Adventure Trust.”

If you would like to contribute to this fantastic cause, please see the following fundraising page: https://lnkd.in/dUBRkwY

Survey suggests 20% of working adults still have no pension savings

A survey of 2,000 workers across the United Kingdom has revealed that one in five people still have no pension savings.

And, according to autoenrolment.co.uk, the survey showed that of those people that have saved for retirement, only 25% know just how much cash is going into their pension pot every month.

Another one in four people have no idea how much they have already saved.

The survey also suggested that average age people start saving into a pension is 27, while five per cent of respondents avoided or were simply unable to make payments until their 40s.