“These days, Boards need real expertise on tap (with excellent back-up) to cope with a constantly evolving and more regulated environment. PSGS is geared to delivering that.”
“PSGS have provided sound and professional advice through a number of difficult pension decisions – would thoroughly recommend.”
“Provided insight into what other schemes do - useful intelligence. High quality.”
“In any major corporate transaction, time is of the essence. PSGS's pragmatic commercial approach helped us manage the pensions aspects of our group re-structure to ensure a positive outcome for all parties. ”
“The work that has been done has been delivered beyond expectations.”
“Wish I'd had the opportunity to do the Trustee training course sooner! ”
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
We’ve been lucky to have been in the position to take on new staff this year and are pleased to welcome three new members to the PSGS team.
Kate Barette joined our specialist Pension Protection Fund (PPF) team as an Assistant Scheme Manager in July and was a lucky participant in our first ever socially distanced garden ‘lockdown induction’. She is an experienced Paraplanner and joined us from Origen Financial Services.
At the end of September, Tom Corten joined from XPS where he was a Pensions Administrator. He is a Trainee Scheme Manager and supporting our team on scheme secretarial appointments.
Simon Lewis joins us as a Client Director from National Grid, where he was part of the leadership team for UK pensions delivery. His Pensions Technical Manager role included responsibility for 17 staff delivering projects, communications, data systems and legislative change, finance and accounting services to the pension trustees and employer.
They are all based out of our Reading office but will continue to work mainly from home, coming into the office one day a week in their socially distanced bubbles.
It was great that Tom, Kate and Simon (and their families) could join our virtual summer fete and start to get to know the PSGS team ahead of their formal start dates.
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