Jillian Thomas celebrates 10 years of her financial planning firm
Sheffield financial planning firm Future Life Wealth Management is celebrating its tenth anniversary with further expansion plans.
Based in Renishaw, the company was set up by Jillian Thomas in October 2009 and has grown to be one of the country’s top financial advice firms. It offers a bespoke financial planning service.
In the last year alone turnover has increased by 40 per cent and to keep up with demand the company is currently recruiting a paraplanner.
Jillian said: “I have come on an amazing journey in the last ten years and that journey is continuing as we continue to grow.”
Future Life has been listed in the New Model Advisor Top 100, a national list of the top financial planners, every year since 2013.
In 2017 Jillian represented finance in the prestigious Parliamentary Review, and in 2018 she won a regional Institute of Directors award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Derbyshire Times.
Jillian is a patron of East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and a past president of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce; only the second woman to have held the post in the chamber’s 160-year history.
She is also a regular guest on BBC Radio Sheffield and has appeared on BBC 5Live, BBC Breakfast, Newsnight and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
Her career follows difficult school days, where she had undiagnosed dyslexia and had to take a year out of her studies due to glandular fever.
In 2004 she was caught up in the Boxing Day Tsunami while on holiday in Thailand, and says this was the catalyst that led to starting the company.
Jillian said: “That terrible day was the making of me as it made me reassess my whole life and ultimately led to me setting up Future Life. Ten years on it is a decision I am so glad I made.
“But I couldn’t have done it without my brilliant team here at Future Life and all the others who have helped me along the way. It feels like the ten-year mark is a good time to look back and also a good time to look to the future, which feels really positive.”