The Pentelow Practice, one of Yorkshire’s leading financial and wealth management advisory firms, has become a key sponsor and active participant in the inaugural Children’s Literature Festival which takes place in Skipton this month.
The Principal Partner Practice of St James Place Wealth Management is both sponsoring the festival to help over 2000 schoolchildren across North Yorkshire to discover books, reading and writing, and launching their own writing competition at the event, Pentelow Penners.
Over 65 authors and childhood literacy champions, including Clare Balding and Sir Chris Hoy, are joining with the Pentelow Practice during the two-day Children’s Literature Festival held at Broughton Hall, a picturesque country estate which is also home to the Practice’s rural offices and counterpoint to their city headquarters.
Emma Pentelow, partner at the Pentelow Practice and mother of two schoolchildren, explains “We have provided a significant amount in both sponsorship funding and time to the organisers of the festival because we believe literacy is just as important as a great grasp of numbers when it comes to financial planning and general life-skills.”
Following the success of the firm’s Little Authors writing competition for the children of its private and corporate clients, the firm will launch Pentelow Penners at the Festival, for all primary school aged children in the Craven and Leeds areas to enter.
“We take a creative and measured approach to managing the assets of our clients, and we want to encourage that same creativity in the next generation of clients,” Emma Pentelow continued. “It isn’t just a commitment to festival sponsorship; we are investing in bright Yorkshire futures.”
The Pentelow Practice provides financial planning and wealth management services for private individuals as well as corporate financing planning and investment advice for business clients and is a founder member of St James Place Wealth Management Group.
The new festival runs from 29 and 30 September, at Broughton Hall. More information can be found at www.childrensliteraturefestival.org.