Firm plans to inspire next generation of entrepreneurs

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A South Yorkshire financial firm that has doubled in size in four years to a turnover of more than £3 million is planning to help the next generation.

Financial planning company Lifetime, based at Dodworth, near Barnsley, is setting up a pilot project taking business people into schools to inspire young people.

The project – Barnsley Business Inspiring Students – is based on a scheme by BBC reporter Robert Peston called Speakers for Schools.

The Barnsley version will be trialled in partnership with Horizon Community College with a view to rolling it out to other secondaries.

William Bottomley, Lifetime communications director, said the project fitted in with the company ethos of putting something back into the community.