Cofunds, the UK’s leading independent platform for financial planning, has teamed up with industry technical experts Tony Wickenden and John Page from Technical Connection to develop a series of nine seminars across the UK that cover the detail advisers need for the impending pension reforms. 

The retirement workshops are proving very popular with advisers and paraplanners, with well over 500 delegates already registered. The roadshow started in Manchester on Monday 14 February and come to an end in London on 2 March 2011.

The locations are as follows:

–   14th Feb – Radisson Edwardian, Manchester

–   16th Feb – Shendish Manor, Hemel Hempstead

–   17th Feb – South Lodge, Horsham (West Sussex)

–   22nd Feb – Rudding Park, Harrogate

–   23rd Feb – Marriott Hotel, Glasgow

–   24th Feb – National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull

–   28th Feb – Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel, South Gloucestershire

–   1st Mar   – Solent Spa, Fareham

–   2nd Mar  – Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London

The workshops are focused on helping advisers to understand the pensions changes in real and practical terms, as well as highlighting ways for advisers to increase their revenue from new opportunities.  Attendees will also be shown the many ways that Cofunds’ retirement tools and services can be harnessed to increase their business efficiencies.

Stephen Wynne-Jones, Head of Marketing at Cofunds, said: “We’re simply responding to adviser demand.  This is a complex area and many of our clients asked for practical and relevant help.  We’re therefore pleased that with our friends at Technical Connection, we can facilitate this type of event.

“Over the last year we’ve added technology that gives advisers a robust, repeatable and compliant investment process and reduces the risk of their client service proposition.  It’s important that we follow this up by demonstrating how this works and the value it can add to an adviser’s business, particularly at a time of great industry change.  It’s not just about the technology – support is fundamental to the service we offer.”

If you would like to register for one of retirement workshops please visit