The coronavirus has made the past few years very challenging for everyone across the globe. LifeBook, as the only global autobiography service headquartered in a 17th-century barn in the UK, had to ‘pivot’ and ask the whole team to follow guidelines and work from home. This ensured we were able to continue successfully providing treasured […]
Journalist Saul Kamionsky, South African Jewish Report, spoke with Johannesburg born LifeBook founder Roy about his memories and business philosophies. Roy reveals how a gift a teacher made to a 7-year-old boy departing South Africa for a new beginning in Jersey was the opening chapter of a very eventful life.
Most recently, two extraordinary women have stood out, not only as scientific pioneers but also as very important players in the fight against Covid-19: Katalin Karikó and Sarah Gilbert. Their vital work has helped in the development of effective vaccines against the virus and, in turn, the saving of many lives around the world.
27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. We set our busy lives aside and remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust. At LifeBook we have several authors whose families were affected by the Holocaust. Susan and Ian Goldsmith wrote their memoir Survival and Success in 2019.
Looking for something meaningful to do? Always wanted to write your memoirs? Since March 2020, we have a Covid-19 safe and simple process. To remove any technology challenges our budding authors might have, we are now providing free tablets that are pre-loaded and connected to the internet. It is time to tell your story.
They say hindsight is like 20/20 vision but 2020 is a year we may try to forget. Having said that, there have of course also been wonderful moments this year. All of us at LifeBook wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and health and happiness for 2021. It will take strength and courage to make sure the future will be a better place.
Roy had a great discussion about how we have pivoted our customer journey since the beginning of the pandemic and his passion for tackling loneliness. Not only does a LifeBook memoir provide a meaningful project during the Covid-19 restrictions but the team also stays in touch with former customers living alone.
As a result of triple-digit growth since our campaign The Gift of a Lifetime started in May, we are now adding ITV3 to the media mix. Since we are all about storytelling, we are thrilled to be in the good company of household characters like Hercules Poirot, Vera, and Inspector Barnaby.
Roy was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with legendary Sir Geoff Hurst. Host Matthew O'Neill explored Roy’s views on leadership and the impact Covid has had on LifeBook’s business.
Covid-19 has dramatically changed our lives. The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has launched a Covid-19 appeal in which Coutts is participating and is matching every pound raised. LifeBook is donating a project package worth £7500.