Client feedback

Colin has provided invaluable support to me in my role as Chair Trustee.
Very broad, comprehensive trustee training course covering a wide range of topics. Excellent!
Tom Graham,
Star Group Pension Scheme
We now have a very collaborative approach between trustees and employer.
Peter Millard,
Company Secretary, TRL Limited
The service runs very smoothly, might have expected a few more difficulties transitioning to a professional trustee.
PSGS was chosen because of their knowledge of the subject and awareness of our particular schemes.
George Batho ,
Trustee, Lansing Linde
Highly informative. Having leading professionals deliver the TKU course really adds value.
Jonathan Williams ,
Bangor University
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About Punter Southall Governance Services

PSGS are the trusteeship and pension governance experts. We share our extensive knowledge and experience and find really smart solutions to benefit our clients.

PSGS is a long-established and award winning business, incorporated in 1995. We offer a range of services including scheme secretarial, pensions governance, professional trusteeship, governance consulting, pensions management, communications and adviser selection. We are a privately owned business, independent of all other firms offering advisory services to trust-based pension schemes.

Our business

Following the merger in 2018 of PS Independent Trustees & HR Trustees, we’re one of the UK’s largest independent trustee and professional pension secretarial services businesses. Although we’re now a team of over 50, we’ve been successful at keeping the personal feel we had at the very start.

Professionalism and personality have got us a long way. We currently work with 240 clients covering over 680,000 members and £50bn in assets. From the very small (£0.5m) to the very large (£5bn), clients stay with us. They trust us to get on with the job and deliver great service, knowing we’ll be friendly too.

We act for many pension schemes, including defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pension schemes that are open or closed to new members or future benefit accrual, ongoing, winding up or merging. We work with both trust based pension schemes and contract based workplace pensions.

We are members of The Association of Corporate Trustees (TACT), Faculty and Institute of Actuaries, PLSA, Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) and Pensions Management Institute (PMI).

Our ethos

Put simply, our ethos is to be a team and enjoy what we do.

The attributes of our business and characteristics of our people enable us to deliver collaborative, client-focused teamwork with professionalism and personality. By supporting each other, we’ve created a stable team with exceptionally low turnover.

Our culture is built on being a diverse, inclusive and respectful team, supportive of each other’s professional, mental, physical and financial wellbeing. Everyone in the team can be themselves and we all understand diversity goes beyond visible differences.

As well as focusing on this internally, we’re driving this debate externally, developing training and support to help clients embed diversity, equality and inclusion in trustee thinking, board effectiveness, scheme strategy and communications.

Our team

Our widely experienced team includes qualified actuaries and lawyers, investment advisers, pension managers, accredited mediators, administrators and pension consultants.


We offer clients innovative thinking, transparency and accessibility, delivered with a personal approach and a clear commitment to the very highest professional standards.

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Our offices

We have offices throughout the UK.

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To find out more about how we can help you

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0118 207 2900

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