A message from Punter Southall Aspire Chief Executive Steve Butler.
Punter Southall Aspire has been recognised for its successful creative approach by winning two categories at the UK Pensions Awards.
The employee benefits and Chartered financial planning consultancy topped the entries for Retirement Innovation of the Year with Aspire to Retire.
It also scooped the prize for Educational and Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year for creating National Pension Tracing Day.
Punter Southall Aspire Chief Executive Steve Butler said: “Winning once is an achievement but to do so twice demonstrates how striving for a fresh approach to the challenges retirement poses for both employers and employees cuts through.
“We’re delighted that the efforts of our teams have been recognised in this way by the UK pensions industry because they can see we not only focus on clients but also engage with the financial wellbeing everyone needs at this time.”
Aspire to Retire is an online resource for employers to help staff consider, research and plan for retirement. Updated monthly, it now has more than 10,000 members. Led by Johanna Nelson, this service beat entries from BlackRock, Capita Pension Solutions, SEI and ABAKA.
Together with Alan Morahan, Johanna also set up and launched National Pension Tracing Day last year as a non-commercial campaign to help people solve a perennial problem – tracking down pensions which they have overlooked or forgotten about; an estimated £19bn.
Originally backed by co-founders Aegon, Scottish Widows, Standard Life and Legal and General, they’ve now been joined by Aviva, Hargreaves Lansdown, Royal London and Smart Pension, helping to spread the word to their millions of customers and far beyond.
This initiative won against submissions from Mercer, XPS, Rothesay, Nest Insight, Quietroom, Pension Playpen, MorganAsh, CACEIS and PASA.
Hosted and organised by Professional Pensions magazine, The UK Pensions Awards is the largest and most prestigious event of its kind in the UK pensions industry.