FILT welcomes new Board appointee

Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT) has appointed Jim Truscott, Partner of Beyond Corporate Law, to the Board of Trustees.

Jim has more than 20 years’ corporate law experience, he is one of the founders of Beyond Professional Services Group, a former equity partner/owner of Heatons LLP and equity partner at Fieldfisher LLP.

For over two decades, Jim has demonstrated a consistent record of providing commercially aware corporate and company law advice to SMEs, business owners and management teams, nationally and internationally. He has developed long-standing client relationships across variety of industry sectors, notably financial services, retail, and IT.

FILT Chair, Sara McKee, said: “Jim’s legal expertise, commercial acumen and ability to form long-standing client relationships makes him a valuable addition to the Board of Trustees. One of our key goals is to broaden our networks and funding partners in order to increase the number of people we are able to support, and Jim will play an integral role in this.

Jim Truscott added: “I’m a huge admirer of FILT’s work to help older and vulnerable people to stay safe, well and warm at home. Their ability to deliver huge health and wellbeing benefits from small home improvements is outstanding. Home Improvement Agencies are unsung heroes in this country and I’m looking forward to working with the Board and the FILT team to grow the charity.

FILT operates grants for local Home Improvement Agencies (HIAs) to provide a range of support including repairs and improvements to the homes of older people and vulnerable people at risk of fuel poverty. Find your local HIA at www.findmyhia.org.uk