Welcome to
Red Circle
Financial Planning

We are independent Financial Planners helping people across the East Midlands plan for the next exciting chapter in their lives: their future.

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Our story

Our Financial Planner, Darren Cooke, has been working in financial services for more than 26 years. As a Chartered Financial Planner (CII), a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society (PFS), and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (MCSI), Darren is amongst the UK’s top financial professionals.

He set up Red Circle Financial Planning in the summer of 2012 to provide a full financial planning and investment management service for business owners and people either side of retirement.

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Our clients

Our clients’ stories, hopes and dreams drive the work we do. Some have been kind enough to share how working with Red Circle has changed their lives for the better.

We hope their stories inspire you.

Meet our clients

Chris and Linda, Leicestershire

Clients since July 2015

The financial plan Darren has created gives me confidence to only work part time, in the knowledge that my finances will be sufficient to sustain my lifestyle. I’ve used the additional time to do lots of things, at an age when I can really enjoy being highly active.

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David and Carole, Derbyshire

Clients since April 2013

We have been very active since I took early retirement; we have fulfilled many of our ambitions and are looking forward to the rest of our lives. Darren’s sound advice, expertise and vast knowledge has given us a peace of mind that our finances are in safe hands.

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Martin and Julie, Sheffield

Clients since November 2014

In Darren Cooke we found the ideal partner. His enthusiasm, professionalism and sound advice has been vital to ensure we have had financial security. We can thoroughly recommend him to business colleagues, friends and family, which we have done to their complete satisfaction.

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Monique and Laurence, Derbyshire

Clients since July 2014

Darren’s approach ticks all the boxes for us; he is both brilliant at helping us define our goals and requirements, and at advising us on the most profitable investments. A rare combination of people skills and financial savvy!

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Stewart and Marilyn, Derbyshire

Clients since May 2014

We can now travel frequently, and Darren’s regular visits give us the confidence to enjoy our lifestyle, knowing that our financial future is safe in his hands. Thank you Darren!

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Richard and Julia, Nottinghamshire

Clients since March 2015

The growth in our investments has actually enabled us to significantly develop our family business - plans that we had in 2006, but never thought that we would have the resources to complete. I’m so pleased that I have found Darren, as this takes away a huge anxiety.

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Chris and Linda, Leicestershire

Clients since July 2015

The financial plan Darren has created gives me confidence to only work part time, in the knowledge that my finances will be sufficient to sustain my lifestyle. I’ve used the additional time to do lots of things, at an age when I can really enjoy being highly active.

Read their story

David and Carole, Derbyshire

Clients since April 2013

We have been very active since I took early retirement; we have fulfilled many of our ambitions and are looking forward to the rest of our lives. Darren’s sound advice, expertise and vast knowledge has given us a peace of mind that our finances are in safe hands.

Read their story

Martin and Julie, Sheffield

Clients since November 2014

In Darren Cooke we found the ideal partner. His enthusiasm, professionalism and sound advice has been vital to ensure we have had financial security. We can thoroughly recommend him to business colleagues, friends and family, which we have done to their complete satisfaction.

Read their story

Monique and Laurence, Derbyshire

Clients since July 2014

Darren’s approach ticks all the boxes for us; he is both brilliant at helping us define our goals and requirements, and at advising us on the most profitable investments. A rare combination of people skills and financial savvy!

Read their story

Stewart and Marilyn, Derbyshire

Clients since May 2014

We can now travel frequently, and Darren’s regular visits give us the confidence to enjoy our lifestyle, knowing that our financial future is safe in his hands. Thank you Darren!

Read their story

Richard and Julia, Nottinghamshire

Clients since March 2015

The growth in our investments has actually enabled us to significantly develop our family business - plans that we had in 2006, but never thought that we would have the resources to complete. I’m so pleased that I have found Darren, as this takes away a huge anxiety.

Read their story

Your story

You’re well aware that life is not a rehearsal. You only get one go, and you want to make the most of it. Whilst money certainly isn’t everything, you know your finances must support your future.

You’re looking for someone who can understand your situation, explain your financial reality in a jargon-free way and guide you on an ongoing journey. That’s where we come in.

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Your journey

We follow a five-step journey to get to know you. We will create a tailor-made plan and implement changes that will enable you to achieve your hopes and dreams.

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