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In-House Clinics

Bigmore Associates In-House Clinics for companies.

With the ever-changing financial landscape, having access to the most up to date information and offers can make the difference between finding the best possible option for you vs whatever the internet suggests. Speaking with a qualified expert in financial services can help you do just that.

As our business is defined by our client first ethos, we want to bring our expertise to you and your teams.

Our clinics can cover one or a combination of the following topics:


Providing you with professional pensions advice to help you save, tax-efficiently into a pension plan for a financially secure retirement.


We'll find the right mortgage for you and take care of the application process on your behalf.

Will Writing

Are your wishes for your estate to be passed to your loved ones? If so, making a Will is essential.

Estate Planning

Helping you to protect family wealth for future generations through effective tax and trust planning.

Whether you are looking for the basics of how to begin, or have questions about the next steps for you, we welcome anyone and everyone who is looking to understand or change their current situation.

How it Works

Depending on which clinics you are interested in, the free review meetings will broadly consist of:

  • –  A 15-20 minute meeting with either a Mortgage, Pension, and/or a Wills & Estate Planning Adviser
  • –  Meetings can take place in person at your offices or online
  • –  Opportunity to discuss your personal situation when it comes to retirement planning or wider financial issues
  • –  A review of your current circumstances, pension(s), existing mortgage and estate planning requirements
  • –  A discussion on the best course of action e.g. secure new interest rate now/in future, update Will or free Will review etc.
  • –  Actions to take to improve mortgage acceptance in future (e.g. first time buyer, building a credit score, investment property etc )
  • –  Actions you can take to ensure loved ones maximise their inheritance and do not loose out from paying unnecessary Inheritance Tax that could be minimised by timely estate planning.

If you are interested in a Pensions clinic, there will be a short presentation before the 1-2-1 meetings. This short presentation will cover:

  • – Budget planning and why it’s important 
  • – The Basics of a Pension
  • – How much is enough in retirement?
  • – Overview of the home buying process
  • – What to consider when your mortgage rate ends

Attending the presentation is not mandatory to have a 1-2-1 meeting, however attendance is strongly encouraged. 

How to Book Your Place

Meetings will be set on a prearranged date which you can find in the email sent from your HR department.
If you are interested in booking an appointment please reply to that email and note which topic you would like to discuss. 

The Team of Advisors

Clare Ridlington FPFS
Head of Advisory, Chartered Financial Planner

Clare joined Bigmore Associates as a Chartered Financial Planner in 2021 and was made Head of Advisory in 2023. She brings with her over 19 years of industry experience. Highly qualified as a Fellow of the Professional Finance Society she previously worked at Standard Life Assurance Co as a Business Relationship Manager.

Supporting Independent Financial Advisers in Surrey and the surrounding area, consulting on all areas of their businesses from marketing and client communications through to profitability and technical updates. Clare is passionate about helping clients achieve financial freedom and she can use her many skills to assist them on every step of that journey.

Outside of work Clare enjoys travelling around the UK and Europe with her husband and two sons.

Chris Layzell

Chris Layzell Cert CII (MP & ER)
Head of Mortgages & Protections

Chris deals with all aspects of mortgages & protections including purchases, remortgages, buy to let mortgages and supporting life cover, as well as becoming an equity release specialist.

Chris is a big sports fan and keen cyclist; he can often be found cruising around the Surrey Hills in his spare time.

Cain Stennett

Cain Stennett Dip CII, Certs CII (MP & ER)
Financial Planner & Mortgage Advisor

Cain offers advice on all aspects of financial planning, the mortgage market, protection, and equity release. He has experience catering to clients from all walks of life, always aiming to provide clear, concise advice.

Outside of work, Cain’s interests include music, gaming, and history (in which he holds a masters degree) as well as watching sport and spending time with friends.

Luke Davies MSWW Certs Cll (MP)
Director Bigmore Wills & Probate, Will Writer

Luke is perfectly positioned to help clients navigate the difficult process of leaving the most tax efficient legacies. As well as helping clients create the perfect Will he can help with all aspects of Estate Planning.

‘I am proud of the tailored advice and value delivered to clients from all walks of life. Being able to help write Wills, considering the individual wishes of the clients and making sure estates are left in the most tax efficient way.’

Highlights from our Insights Page

As part of our passion for all things financial services, the team at Bigmore Associates prioritises providing financial education resources to both our clients and the general public.

We know that understanding finances can take away some of the anxiety people feel around this logistical element of life. Sharing our knowledge and expertise supports our belief that financial planning is not just for those with excessive wealth. It is for everyone.

Our Insights page is filled with information and tips covering every aspect of our business, your financial life and financial wellbeing. Here are some pieces which might be of interest to you. 

Upon expiry of your initial mortgage contract it will be time to make a decision. 

Do you remortgage, do a product transfer, or even take a further advance? The choice you make when it comes to obtaining a new mortgage deal will depend on the lending market, your needs, wants and affordability. Let’s take a look at what each option is and why you might, or might not, choose them.

Sadly, over 60% of people in the UK dies without a valid will in place. 

When this happens, the specifics of how your estate is distributed are decided by what is known as the Rules of Intestacy. Falling back on this rule could lead to your loved ones having to endure a lengthy court process, rather than have the time and space they need to grieve their loss. Therefore, it is important that you understand what will happen to your family and your estate should you die without a Will.

A pension might be the biggest source of income during your retirement.

Though you might be eligible for a state pension, which varies in amount based on your employment history, this sum alone is unlikely to be able to provide you with enough financial support in your later years. Therefore, the sooner you start paying into a pension offered by your employer, the more potential your pot has for growth before you reach retirement age. 

In addition to Pensions, Mortgages and Wills, Bigmore Associates offers a range of services including:

  • Financial Planning for both long term and short term financial goals
    Savings & Investments
  • Tax & Trust Planning
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate Services
  • Corporate or Personal Protection
  • Payroll Services
  • Employee Benefits

To learn more about Bigmore Associates visit our About Us page. 


Special Discount Offer

Bigmore Associates is offering a discount of 10% on our services to new clients we meet at our clinics. 

There is no obligation to move forward with us after we have our first meeting. However, if you do opt to work with us on your mortgage, will or estate planning needs you are eligible for the 10% discount. 

For any additional information about Bigmore Associates or how we can best serve you email Or fill out the contact form below.