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Our Very First ‘Top-It-Up’ Prize Draw Winners Have Been Revealed!

05 Dec, 2019 by Melissa Jones

In October, Shepherds Friendly launched the ‘Top-It-Up’ prize draw, giving our members the chance to win an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card – just by topping up their ISAs! Now, we’re pleased to share that our first ever winners have been revealed. Whatever you’re saving for, whether it’s for your children’s futures, towards a new home or […]

prize draw winners revealed

Women in Finance Charter pledge for Shepherds Friendly

28 Nov, 2019

Shepherds Friendly Signs Up to the Women in Finance Charter

We have some great news that we are proud to share; we have signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter which aims to “build a more balanced and fair industry”.

Although Shepherds Friendly has been around for nearly 200 years, we pride ourselves on being a modern mutual. Our open minded and forward-thinking approach has been key to our success as the society has evolved over time.

Best companies two-star accreditation

21 Nov, 2019

Seeing Stars: Shepherds Friendly Receives Two-Star Accreditation from Best Companies

The accolades keep rolling in for Shepherds Friendly! The newest being a two-star accreditation from Best Companies.

According to the Best Companies website, a two-star rating is their “second-highest standard of workplace engagement and represents organisations striving for the top” and is “made possible only through an ‘outstanding’ commitment to workplace engagement”.

Employee engagement awards finalists

14 Nov, 2019

We’re Finalists for the 2019 UK and European Employee Engagement Awards

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been selected as finalists in two categories for the 2019 UK and European Employee Engagement Awards: ‘Employee Engagement Company of the Year’ and ‘The Experience Award’.

The Employee Engagement Awards ‘recognise those professionals and organisations that put people at the heart of its success’.

Added Benefits for Shepherds Friendly Employees

08 Nov, 2019

Extra Benefits Introduced for Shepherds Friendly Employees

We’re pleased to announce that Shepherds Friendly employees can now enjoy even more benefits. Two new added extras have been made available to our team: a cycle to work scheme and the opportunity to buy more holidays.

At Shepherds Friendly, we pride ourselves on being member-focused and we know that we can’t provide our members with the best possible service without a happy and engaged team.

Shepherds Apprenticeships

18 Oct, 2019

Learning on the Job: Celebrating Apprenticeship Success

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 choosing apprenticeships to launch their career after finishing school or college, we opened up opportunities for young people to join Shepherds Friendly in a variety of remits including customer service, IT and finance.

Marcus Goes Back to School

26 Nov, 2019

“What’s My Line?”: Shepherds Friendly’s Marcus Goes Back to School

Our IT team’s Marcus Williams recently visited Lane End Primary School, as part of a special assembly focused on raising pupils’ aspirations.

Facilitated by careers education service Inspiring the Future, the 45-minute assembly was delivered in the form of a ‘What’s My Line’ activity, involving Marcus and other volunteers. The children had to try and guess the volunteers’ jobs by asking a series of yes/no questions.

purple tuesday

12 Nov, 2019

Shepherds Friendly Makes Purple Tuesday Pledge

Shepherds Friendly is pleased to announce that we have signed up to Purple Tuesday, pledging that we will work to improve the experience of members living with disabilities.

Today is Purple Tuesday, an awareness day championed by the disability organisation Purple. It calls upon business of all sizes, across the world to make real changes that have a positive impact on the customer journey of disabled people.

fruit baskets for Shepherds Friendly

24 Oct, 2019

More Than Just a Fruit Basket: Our Staff Enjoy a Fruitful Office

Things are getting a bit fruity at Shepherds Friendly! We’ve partnered with fruit delivery company, Fruitful Office, to provide our team with fresh fruit to snack on while they’re at work.

As part of our ethos of being a place where people want to work and providing an environment where our staff feel motivated and valued, we wanted to introduce healthy snack options to keep our team going throughout the day. Fruit was an obvious choice, but we knew we had to select a supplier that shared our values and passion for making a difference.

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Child Trust Fund Unit Price

£2.6399 as at 25th February 2019

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