Leyland SDM Urges People To Open Up About Personal Finances

Updated Feb 29, 2024 | Posted Nov 10, 2022 | Featured industry news, Industry news, People & jobs | 0 comments

Leyland SDM Urges People To Open Up About Personal Finances In Support Of Talk Money Week 2022


  • Talk Money Week (November 7-11) encourages people to have more open conversations about their money and pensions
  • Talking about money is more important than ever as people grapple with cost of living pressures
  • To get more people talking money Leyland SDM will visit colleagues to listen to financial concerns and challenges


Leading decorating and DIY specialist Leyland SDM has taken part in Talk Money Week, an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Money and Pensions Service to encourage everyone to open up about their money and pensions.

Held from November 7 to 11, Talk Money Week aims to reduce the stigma around money by encouraging conversations among families, friends, neighbours, customers, colleagues and communities.

Talking openly about money can have a huge impact on tackling money worries and is important for overall health and relationships. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and pressures due to the rising cost of living has made it more important than ever to start conversations about money to look after financial wellbeing.

Talk Money Week is also an annual opportunity to celebrate the work organisations like Leyland SDM are doing to support the long-term UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing, launched by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) in 2020 with support from stakeholders across the UK, which has ambitious 10-year goals to help everyone make the most of their money and pensions.

Throughout the week there will be activity in the UK to get more people talking about personal finance issues, and engaging with topics such as managing credit, saving regularly, planning for retirement, dealing with debt, and teaching children and young people about managing money.

As part of the week, Leyland SDM will be sharing helpful resources with employees to raise awareness of everything from budgeting to managing debt and credit.

Members of Leyland SDM’s HR team will also visit all 32 stores during November to talk to colleagues about money and to raise awareness of financial help and support that is available, as well as the benefits the company provides for its colleagues.

Cliff Rendell, People Director at Leyland SDM, said: “These are difficult times as people right across the UK face rising cost of living pressures and we want our colleagues to know we are here to help and support them where we can..

“Our people are the core of our business and we are determined to do all we can to help them through this period, both by providing sustainable employment with genuine progression opportunities and by offering helpful tips and advice on money management and budgeting.

“As part of our visits to all stores, we will be offering the chance for one-to-one discussions about any financial concerns.

“Talk Money Week is an important initiative and we’re pleased to be involved.”

Caroline Siarkiewicz, Chief Executive at the Money and Pensions Service, said: “As we cope with the after-effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and face pressures from the rising cost of living, financial wellbeing should be at the heart of national conversation: a financially healthy nation is good for individuals, communities, business, and the economy.

“Talk Money Week provides a key opportunity for the nation to break the taboo of discussing money and finances. We are pleased to see so many organisations encouraging conversations about money – from pocket money to pensions – to help people across the country make better informed decisions about their finances.”

Leyland SDM has become one of the most recognisable and trusted decorating and DIY retail brands in central London with 32 stores in some of the capital’s most prominent locations, including Battersea, Camden, Clapham, Hackney and London Bridge.

Its stores stock a comprehensive range of thousands of products across all departments, including paint and decorating essentials, building materials, electrical fittings, tools, plumbing equipment, ironmongery and much more, all under one roof.

Some of the biggest and best-known DIY brands are available at Leyland SDM, including Dulux Trade, Farrow & Ball, Johnstone’s Paint, Makita, DEWALT, Stanley and Purdy.

For more information on Talk Money Week visit www.maps.org.uk/talk-money-week/

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