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Learning on the Job: Celebrating Apprenticeship Success

18 Oct, 2019 by Melissa Jones


Our most recent apprenticeship recruits have been making their mark here at Shepherds Friendly. Several apprentices have joined us over the past few years, all of which are at different stages of their journey with us. Since they’ve been doing such a fantastic job, we want to share their success stories! With many young people […]

Shepherds Apprenticeships

Inspired Spaces North 2019 - shortlist logo

03 Oct, 2019

Inspired Spaces North 2019 – our office makes the top 20!


We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in this year’s Inspired Spaces North competition and we have successfully made it to the top 20.

In association with Active Profile and Prolific North, Inspired Spaces North 2019 awards looks for offices across the North of the UK, to find the most inspiring workspaces.

Highly commended JISA 2019

26 Sep, 2019

Our Junior ISA is awarded ‘Highly Commended’ by Moneyfacts, again!


We are thrilled to announce that our Junior ISA has been awarded Highly Commended by Moneyfacts for the second consecutive year!

The Moneyfacts Investment Life and Pension Awards take place annually, celebrating and recognising industry leaders in the financial world for product excellence and outstanding service.

extended opening hours

23 Sep, 2019

We’ve extended our opening hours


This September we are delighted to announce the launch of longer opening hours for our Member Services team.

We are there to help our members, and longer hours mean our members will now have more flexibility in contacting us at a time more convenient for them.

Extended opening hours coming soon

12 Jul, 2019

Extended opening hours for our members, coming soon!


This June, following feedback from our members, we announced we would be trialling extended opening hours of 8am to 8pm, Monday to Thursday, for a period of four weeks.

We are delighted to inform our members that the four-week trial of longer opening hours was a success. Based on feedback we received from our members during the trial we will be implementing extended opening hours permanently in the near future.

Shepherds Friendly Staff Conference 2019

04 Jul, 2019

Our Staff Conference 2019


On 22nd May we held our first Staff Conference at our head office in Cheadle, the theme for which was ‘Celebrating Success’. This was then followed by our annual team building event, our own take on a school’s Sports Day, involving various activities.

The aim of the Staff Conference was to get everyone involved in how we can continue to build on our organisational success.

Top-It-Up prize draw

01 Oct, 2019

Members, take part in our Top-It-Up prize draw


This month sees the launch of a new and exciting opportunity for our ISA and Junior ISA members with the introduction of our Top-It-Up prize draw.

For those members who are saving for something special they will now have the chance to win an Amazon gift voucher by taking part in our monthly prize draw.

Living Wage employer Accreditation

25 Sep, 2019

Great news! We’re an accredited Living Wage employer


We are pleased to announce that Shepherds Friendly has been acknowledged as an accredited Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

This recognises our commitment to paying our staff the real Living Wage, a minimum hourly wage of £9 for everyone 18 years or older, higher than the governments minimum for over 25s, currently at £8.21 per hour.

MoneyAge Awards 2019

22 Jul, 2019

Our ISA has been shortlisted for the MoneyAge Awards 2019!


We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for ISA Provider of the Year in the MoneyAge Awards 2019.

The MoneyAge Awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate innovation, excellence and professionalism in the rapidly expanding personal finance space.

Call us today on

0800 526 249

to talk to our friendly Member Services team

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Over 50s Life Plan

Now improved so it pays out an even bigger guaranteed cash lump sum

Child Trust Fund Unit Price

£2.6399 as at 25th February 2019

Please note: this price fluctuates daily.