Workplace seminars – Planning for life

Thomson Tyndall is proud to partner with Cooke and Burns, an award-winning provider of counselling, training and support services to many major employers across the UK, to deliver our combined Planning for Life workshop programme.


The programme is designed to provide support to individuals at all stages of their careers, and is particularly suited to those who are approaching key life stages, which of course can be potential financial stress points.

We offer courses for all the following categories of employee:

  • New hire
  • Early career
  • Mid-career
  • Senior executives
  • Pre-retirement
  • Post-retirement
  • Redundancy

Firms that facilitate employee access to financial education have reported a number of significant business benefits including:

  • Improved staff retention
  • Reduced absenteeism and sickness rates leading to improved productivity – as financial difficulties are a primary cause of stress, illness, relationship breakdown etc.
  • Increased participation in company pension schemes, share schemes and other occupational benefits
  • Smoother introduction and acceptance of pension scheme changes, benefits and legislative changes
  • Reduced pressure on HR and pension resources
  • More consistent information provided to employees, reducing potentially costly misunderstandings (in financial and/or goodwill terms)
  • Greater employee satisfaction.

Active participation is the key feature of all our Planning for Life workshops. A flexible approach is taken within an established agenda, ensuring that the detailed content of each session is covered, whilst allowing for the priorities and concerns of the group. A detailed course manual and supporting reference material are provided to each attendee, together with the contact details of the various speakers, so that they can direct any future queries to an appropriate adviser at a time of their choosing.

We adapt the core Planning for Life modules and materials for each individual client to meet their specific requirements. Clients may choose to offer the whole programme to their employees or select clinics and seminars on an ad hoc basis.

Click here to see our course programme

Costs and further information

Courses, workshops and other services can be tailored to fit your firm’s budget and can be discussed and agreed on an individual basis.To discuss your specific requirements and indicative costs or simply for further information about any aspect of the Planning for Life programme and associated services, please call Mike Baggaley on 020 7100 3667 or e-mail Mike at

About Cooke and Burns

  • Established in 1979, specialising in the provision of Life Planning and Financial Education courses.
  • National coverage provided primarily to large multinationals and central government departments with large, diverse workforces.
  • Core programmes designed in conjunction with an occupational psychologist.
  • Utilise diverse delivery methods including presentations, group work and case studies.
  • Work in partnership with clients to develop a programme which suits their culture, objectives, employee profile, budgetary constraints etc. in order to provide the best solution possible.