Client feedback


Clare Owen has been a really excellent scheme secretary
I wanted to look at the effectiveness of our trustee board, so Gillian, our PSGS scheme secretary, provided their trustee self-assessment tool to help me gather thoughts and opinions from others on the board. The tool was extremely easy to use and asked all the right questions to help me collect the information I needed as Trustee Chair. It is a great example of the way PSGS shares knowledge with their clients and makes dealing with key governance issues easy. As well as enabling me to meet one of the Regulator’s 21st century trusteeship requirements, using the tool has flagged trustee training needs and ways we could improve trustee meetings further.
Claire Silvester,
Vector Aerospace
The team provide an excellent service with practical and commercial input that we have not found with anyone else.
Mark Culwick
The team provide an excellent service with practical and commercial input that we have not found with anyone else.
Mark Culwick,
Binding Site
Gillian goes above and beyond, she is very responsive to the whole team and delivers outstanding work.
Wendy Stansfield,
Vector Aerospace
PSGS have provided sound and professional advice through a number of difficult pension decisions – would thoroughly recommend.
George Batho ,
HR Director, Linde Material Handling
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Diversity & inclusion in pensions

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is important but, quite frankly, it can be hard to know what it actually means and how to put it into practice.


We’re here to help you understand it in the context of your pension scheme, trustee board and pension members and take proportionate, sensible actions. A good place to start is taking a look at our guide to D&I for pension trustees and pension managers.

Download your D&I guide here

Questions pension trustees and sponsoring employers need to consider include:

  • Do we have a policy on diversity and inclusion for our pension scheme and trustee board?
  • Do we have a suitable mix of skills, experience and background on our trustee board and amongst our pension advisers to achieve the best possible outcomes?
  • Are pension trustee or in-house pension team succession plans in place? Will they facilitate the talent within our pension scheme operations and enable our people and our pension scheme to thrive?
  • Is the ‘social’ part of our environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment objectives set? Am I clear on how this is being monitored?
  • Are our pension communications to members in line with good practice in terms of language & accessibility? Do we really understand the diversity of our scheme membership?
  • Are we aware of & managing unconscious bias in pension trustee decision making?

We can help you understand where you are in your diversity and inclusion journey and review your pension trustee board’s D&I effectiveness. We’ll form a strategic action plan for continuous improvement and provide tools and training to support agreed actions.

Download our D&I service flyer.

What our D&I aims look like:

Struggling to understand what diversity and inclusion means for your pension scheme or know you need some expert help implementing D&I?

Get in touch or download our D&I service flyer and see if PSGS can help.

Need some expert help implementing D&I?


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Simon Lewis

Client Director

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0118 207 2900

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PSGS D&I guide

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PSGS D&I team video

Why did they join the D&I working group?

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5 key pensions issues for 2022

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Member trustees – why fish in a small pool?

Free self assessment tool

How effective is your pension trustee board?

PLSA webinar

Diversity and Inclusion – what, why and how?

REBA article

Six steps to bring diversity, equity & inclusion to life for your pension scheme


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