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Move to aid senior execs with pre-retirement plan

Park Row is teaming up with Ashridge Business College to develop a pre-retirement planning programme for senior business executives.

The retirement planning courses will include prepar-atory advice on financial, health, dietary, lifestyle and relationship matters.

The courses are being marketing directly to human res-ources professionals and the pensions trustees of FTSE 250 companies. Experts from Park Row and Ashridge will be running the seminars.

The two-day course will cost 1,500 plus VAT or 2,000 if a partner also attends and will take place at Ashridge’s premises in Hemel Hempstead.

Four courses have been planned so far, with the first course taking place in February. A maximum of 16 places are available, with 10 thought to be the ideal number to achieve the level of personal interaction desired.

Park Row says for many couples retirement decisions will affect both partners, even if only one is retiring.

For example, the advisory firm says lifestyle issues should not be overlooked, with a partner who is used to being alone at home during office hours having to get used to spending that time with their partner.

Mike Baggaley says: “Many of these senior executives will be familiar with Ashridge and its services. Therefore, psychologically, it will be a far easier move into retirement than it might be otherwise.”

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