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We talked to our Member Services Team Leader, Val Brookes, about her 28 years with Shepherds Friendly

04 Oct, 2017

A Chat With… Member Services Team Leader, Val Brookes


As a mutual society founded over 190 years ago, making sure the needs of our members are met is our top priority. We sat down with our Member Services Team Leader, Val Brookes, to talk about how her role has developed during her 27 years with Shepherds Friendly!

25 Jul, 2017

Shepherds Friendly Society celebrates Investors in People Gold Award


We are delighted to announce we have been presented with the Investors in People Gold Award in recognition of our outstanding commitment to managing, developing and supporting our staff; one of only 1,500 organisations throughout the UK to receive the award. A key theme of our mutual core values and principles is to provide our members with an excellent service at all times, and in order to achieve and maintain these standards, ongoing investment in our team is essential.

Silver Service Rating

27 Jun, 2017

Shepherds Friendly Income Protection Plan has been awarded a Silver Service Rating


The Business Development Team here at Shepherds Friendly is delighted to have scored well in Defaqto’s 2017 Protection Service Review and achieved a Silver Service Rating. We recognise that it is often hard to distinguish between seemingly similar products. The Defaqto Silver Service Rating will help by providing a key differentiator when researching and selecting a product. Everyone at Shepherds Friendly is pleased to have achieved such a fantastic result.

Shepherds Friendly staff enjoy a mindfulness session

18 May, 2017

Shepherds Friendly staff participate in mindfulness session


Staff members recently took part in a mindfulness session run by experienced coach, Jo Bentley, as part of Shepherds Friendly Society’s ‘Putting You First’ staff development programme. The ‘Putting You First’ development programme is an initiative designed to support the health and wellbeing of employees, here at Shepherds Friendly Society.

Our claims statistics for 2016 have been announced

11 Apr, 2017

We paid 97% of income protection claims in 2016


We’ve recently released our claims data for 2016 and we’re delighted to reveal that we paid 97% of our income protection claims. Kim Harris, Managing Director of Shepherds Friendly, said: “We’re committed to providing straightforward and flexible cover to ensure that our members are protected if the worst should happen.

Take a look at our interview with Chief Operating Officer, Sam Chivers

29 Jun, 2017

A Chat With… Our Chief Operating Officer


We sat down with our Chief Operating Officer, Sam Chivers, to talk about one of the major projects the company has been working on recently and how this will benefit our members. We also talked about how his role has developed since transitioning from Head of IT to Chief Operating Officer in February.

Staff enjoy a day of volunteering at Seashell Trust

12 Apr, 2017

We enjoy a successful day raising money for Seashell Trust!


Thursday 30th March saw five members of staff head down to our chosen charity Seashell Trust to hand out Easter eggs to the students and help out with gardening at the centre. Holly, Claire, Matt and Liam helped with weeding and generally tidying up the gardens at the trust, while Antony was a huge hit dressed as the Easter bunny giving out Easter eggs to the students.

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0800 526 249

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Income Protection

Protect your income if sickness or injury strikes

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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

£2.6214 as at 26th September 2017

Please note: this price fluctuates daily.