Balsall Common mortgage adviser is one of the best in the business

Sandy Ameer-Beg of Balsall Common based Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy has been named as Best Sole Trader at the Equity Release Awards for the second year in a row. This is a national award with winners selected via an industry-based nominations process.
Sandy Ameer-Beg - Winner - Equity Release Awards 2014
Sandy Ameer-Beg – Winner – Equity Release Awards 2014
The award follows hot on the heels of Sandy being recognised in the Times newspaper thanks to positive reviews from clients on


Sandy explained “My priority is meeting the individual needs of my customers, and it is great to be recognised for this. Making the right financial decisions can have life-long benefits. Getting it wrong can have serious consequences. It is difficult to know who to trust with your money and that is why independent reviews are so important.”


Reviews like this one from Jayne:
“Sandy has provided me with mortgage advice on several occasions and has always been professional, transparent and efficient. Her advice has been invaluable especially in relation to mortgage protection. After being diagnosed with cancer I was given support at a difficult time and Sandy’s advice paid off and enabled me to have a secure financial future when I needed it.”


Sandy achieved Top Rated status as a result of having over 15 positive client reviews on, the independent website which helps people to find a trusted Mortgage Adviser, Independent Financial Adviser or Solicitor. is free and easy to use. Visitors search for advisers based on location and services provided. Advisers are then listed based on client reviews giving those seeking advice confidence the adviser can be trusted.


Sandy and Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy are keen supporters of events in the village including the school summer fair. She helped with a pancake charity event in February with funds going to a local charity, raises funds for the Brain Tumour charity and is official sponsor of Solihull Indoor Bowls Club.

Christmas in Balsall Common

There is less than one month to Christmas Day and the next few weeks promise lots of exciting events for Balsall Common.


Both schools have Christmas Fairs this weekend, the Heart of England on Friday night, Balsall Common Primary School on Saturday afternoon.


Santa starts his rounds on 13 December, thanks to Balsall Common Lions Club. He’ll be out most nights until 23 December. Have a look at their Facebook page for all the latest details.


The Lily Mae Foundation are having their annual Shining Lights Remembrance Service on Sunday 7 December.


There’s a real musical theme to many of the events being organised. The British Legion on Station Road are having a Christmas Karaoke on Saturday 13 December and Christmas Carols on Monday 15 December.

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Balsall Business Club

Are you in business in Balsall Common? Does your business serve Balsall Common? Do you want to meet other local businesses to share ideas, make contacts, and find out more about opportunities in the area?

If you do, please join a group of local people for monthly informal networking meetings at the British Legion Club, on Station Road, Balsall Common. No need to bring anything other than your business cards

Our next meeting is Friday 21 November 7.30am – 9am.  The cost is £5.00. Please book in advance, so we know how much breakfast to order, on Eventbrite, then pay on the day.  If you can’t make the meeting but want to keep up to date please join our LinkedIn group

December’s meet up will be a Christmas lunch.

For more information contact Claire Turner 07999 696131 or Jill Bowman
or 07931 959533

The Lily Mae Foundation Little Shining Lights Annual Christmas Service of Remembrance

The Lily Mae Foundation Little Shining Lights Annual Christmas Service is held at St. Marys Church, Temple Balsall each year in December. Through the service, the local charity aims to honour all those babies born too poorly, too soon, or sleeping with carols, readings, candle lighting and dedications.


This year’s service takes place at 2pm on Sunday 7 December.The Lily Mae Foundation welcomes parents, their children, family and friends who have been affected by the loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy or infancy to join them.


If you would like to attend the service and wish for your baby to be honoured personally, please contact Juliette Gaunt at, with your baby’s name and date of birth.


If you would like further information, please contact Juliette or visit the website


The Lily Mae Foundation is based in Balsall Common; the charity works to help and support parents and families that have been affected by the death of a baby. They provide memory boxes to local hospitals to help grieving parents capture precious memories, and run a monthly support group.


LMF Shining Lights




Macmillan Coffee mornings in Balsall Common

Macmillan Coffee Morning
Macmillan Coffee Morning


This Friday, 26 September, is Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.


It’s Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, where they ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2013, 154,000 people signed up, raising a record £20 million.



We’ve heard about three in Balsall Common:

Balsall Common Primary School – 9am-11am

St Peter’s Church (as part of Bumps and Babies group) 10am-11.30am

The Leisure Traveller, Station Road  11am-2pm


If you know of any others please get in touch and we’ll add the details.