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This page is for all parents, carers, teachers, teaching assistants and support staff of St Matthew’s C of E Primary School. 

We are Bigmore Associates, a specialist financial services firm consisting of 5 cross-functional business threads designed around you, the client. Though we operate in the financial space, we are in the people business. Our passion is in helping you align your finances with what matters most to you. Whether that is a house purchase, building a retirement pot, estate planning or managing everyday finances, we pride ourselves on the relationships and connections we build with our clients. This is how we get to the right plan in place for you.

Bigmore Associates offers a range of services including:

  • Financial Planning for both long term and short term financial goals
  • Tax & Trust Planning
  • Pension guidance
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate Services
  • Mortgages
  • Protections
  • Payroll Services
  • Employee Benefits

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

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 and your family. 

Articles

A healthy financial life is about much more than facts and figures. It’s about understanding the way money works, how you relate to it and some of the pitfalls you might fall into when it comes to spending money.

In this article, Julian Strauss, Investment Director at Bigmore Associates, highlights five ideas to help you begin a conversation about finances with your children.  

In this article, Clare Ridlington, a seasoned traveller and savvy spender, breaks down her process when it comes to saving towards, planning for and booking a family holiday.

Clare also happens to run the popular family travel blog @MudpieFridays and this article is informed by both her knowledge as a Chartered Financial Planner and family travel expert.

Who wants to think about the future when there is so much life to enjoy now? It’s something many people struggle with so if you feel this way, you are not alone.

Adam Nettleship, Bigmore Associates Managing Director, outlines some tips on how to begin the process of finding the financial balance between living for the now and saving for your future.

Video: The Importance of Budgeting

It all begins with a budget.

Whether grocery shopping or buying a luxury car, knowing what money you have available towards the purchase is the most fundamental element of the process. You can get that information by doing a basic budget plan. But the benefit of budgeting goes much further than that.

By carefully considering what your outgoings are, and understanding your spending habits, you have the ability to move from impulse spending encouraged by adverts and consumerism into mindful money habits that align with your needs, wants, goals, interests and dreams. This is how to can get to the bottom of how to make your money work for You.

In this video, Dave Sykes reviews the basics of setting a budget and provides a few techniques for following it through. From tracking to accountability to consistent review, financial planning is a marathon not a sprint.

After all, it’s not making the plan that makes the biggest difference. It’s sticking to it.

Special Discount Offer

Bigmore Associates is offering a discount of 10% on our services to members of the St Matthew’s Community. (20% on Wills, Power of Attorney and Probate). Whether it is financial planning, pension advice, a revised will, estate planning, probate services, mortgage renewal or anything else we are able to help you with. 

Our departments offer a free initial consultation meeting with no obligation to move forward from there. If you opt to work with us on whatever aspect of your financial life you need help with, to claim your discount simply tell our team that you are a member of the St Matthew’s community. 

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