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Highly informative. Having leading professionals deliver the TKU course really adds value.
Jonathan Williams ,
Bangor University
Excellent, very strong relationship. Good understanding of our needs. We can absolutely rely on PSGS.
David Onion ,
Volvo Group
​I would recommend them to anyone - I have dealt with a number of other independent trustee firms and would rate PSGS as the best. We are very happy with Mark and the service we get.
Julia Morton,
Camellia plc
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
Great communication and practical help.
Always willing to get involved and move things forward.
Steve Sampson ,

20 PSGS professional trustees accredited under the PMI’s Aptitude programme


PSGS news

Date published:

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

We are very pleased to have our first 20 professional trustees accredited through the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) Aptitude programme. Our first accredited professional trustees are:

Gareth Tancred, CEO at the PMI commented: “On behalf of the PMI Board and Advisory Council I would like to offer our congratulations to the 20 trustees from PSGS who have been recently accredited. It is so important for trustees to be fully equipped with all the necessary skills and tools to do their jobs to the best of their ability as we all strive for ever-improving governance standards to drive better outcomes for scheme members.”

James Double, Director at PSGS said: “We’ve been calling for increased standards and greater professionalism in the independent trustee world for 10 years and are very pleased to reach the milestone of having 20 professional trustees accredited through the PMI’s Aptitude programme. Professional trustees have great responsibility to lead by example, delivering higher standards of governance and greater strategic outlook.”

Aptitude was formed in 2019 following Professional Trustee Standards Working Group (PTSWG) work to raise the standard of trusteeship, provide assurance about the quality of professional trustees and discourage poor market practice.



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