Tom Desborough DipPFS

Financial Life Planner

Tom is a passionate Financial Life Planner who joined Serenity at the start of 2018 following stints as an in-house Financial Planner at large regional accounting and tax consultancy firms.

Serenity Financial Planning was a name recognised by Tom as one of the few Financial Life Planning firms in the UK; one of the few firms that he thought promoted financial planning done properly.
After approaching Tina Weeks for some guidance in his career, Tom was invited to join the Serenity family; an invitation he gladly accepted.

He is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Financial Planner

Unlike many of the traditional financial planning firms that might define financial planning as establishing good investment and tax strategies, Tom would argue that these are simply tools in the financial planning toolkit. Instead, it’s the planning element itself that can move us towards a more fruitful life and a better relationship with our money. Tom works with his clients to design and build a life plan that is unique and exciting to each individual, creating goals to support the plans and coaching his clients through to the completion of their goals whilst making sure their finances are robustly supporting the plan.

He is skilled at working with individuals going through or approaching a lifestyle transition, coaching them through situations such as retirement, career changes, relocation and new house purchase, the birth of a child or divorce.

Tom lives in the town of Farnborough, Hampshire with his partner Hannah. Outside of work he enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction, particularly behavioural psychology and philosophy. He loves to keep fit through running, swimming and weight training. Tom also recently got a National Trust membership, which he’s enjoying making the most of.

Contact details

Barnet office

76 Capel Road, Barnet, EN4 8JF

Qualifications

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Tina Weeks

Managing Director &
Financial Life Planner

Clive Thompson

Director,
Head of Business Standards &
Financial Life Planner

Jeremy Squibb

Director,
Head of Life Planning &
Financial Life Planner

Ian Kemp

Financial Life Planner

Hollie Simpson

Client Relationship Manager

Dan Monahan

Client Relationship Manager

Sue Thompson

Client Relationship Manager

Karen Lang

Client Relationship Manager

Jane Ball

Financial Life Planner

Kevin Thornton

Financial Life Planner

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Qualifications

  • Diploma in Financial Planning
  • Registered Life Planner
  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice
  • Certificate in Equity Release