Client feedback


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.
David Wilman,
CFO at Survitec Group
The Trustee training was very interactive and the presenters were engaging - thank you.
Nick Marsh,
Comet Pension Scheme
Excellent and comprehensive training course. I will definitely refer to what I've learned and received.
Kyp Kyprianou,
Bam Construction UK Ltd
In my experience, not all professional trustees are able to cope with tricky or potentially confrontational situations. I find PSGS has massive experience in getting involved, earning the respect of others and resolving such issues. They get stuck in – they are a first rate team.
Katherine Dandy,
Partner at Sackers & Partners
Very professional and engaged service.
Danny Nussbaum,
HR Director, Volvo
Many organisations and people provide the services that clients need. In my opinion, the differentiator is in the way those services are provided and to that extent, Kathy embodies the qualities that I have come to value from PSITL. Kathy is organised but not fussy; diligent but not dogmatic; persistent without being pushy and compliant in a pragmatic way. Whilst she takes ownership and drives issues forward, Kathy is a team player who uses her and her colleagues experience to provide services to her trustee client whilst working closely with those like me representing the sponsoring employer. She works collaboratively with advisers but constructively challenges the scope of services, fees and service standards whenever necessary and makes sure that member needs are always taken into account. I enjoy working with her and trust that she will deliver what is required by the trustee and the members they represent in a manner satisfactory to the sponsoring employer.
Stuart Barker,
Internal Pensions Consultant, RSPCA
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Professional pension trustees

Whether you are looking to appoint an independent trustee to be part of a pension trustee board or to act as sole corporate trustee, you need to feel some real chemistry with the person you choose and be confident the pension trustee company's approach suits your style of working.


We act for DB and DC pension schemes as:

Case study

We were appointed as Chair of the Grisewood & Dempsey scheme. The most recent valuation showed a 51% funding level with a £5.3million deficit. Combined with a weak employer covenant, this represented a significant challenge to the trustees and sponsor.

We provided professional guidance and support to our co-trustees, enabling strategic decisions to be taken that have ensured the scheme’s funding position has been well managed and the point of wind up has been reached. In particular, we helped the trustees:

  • negotiate appropriate contributions
  • change investment strategy to reduce volatility and better match insurer portfolios
  • select the best advisers
  • choose the right consultant to negotiate the best buy out terms

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There are many reasons why you might appoint a professional pension trustee, so it is important you find the pension trustee company that offers the right skills and expertise for your particular scheme and situation. As well as those that are particular to you and your pension scheme, key factors to consider include:

  • experience
  • qualifications
  • commitment to professional standards
  • degree of independence
  • strength of the back up team
  • availability
  • credibility

Our reputation has been built on excellent client service. We build long-term relationships and have an open and constructive style of working to help our clients meet the challenges they face and achieve the goals they have set for their scheme.

In many cases, our role as professional independent trustee is to:

  • effectively manage the often complex relationships involved in running the pension scheme - making balanced judgments, and using influence and commerciality where appropriate
  • pass on the value of our experience to our co-trustees - helping them to develop
  • provide a positive contribution to pension scheme governance and risk management - developing processes and solving problems to improve member outcomes

If you are considering appointing an independent pension trustee for the first time or are reviewing your current professional trustee appointment, why not find out more about the benefits of working with PSGS?

Speak direct to our specialist in this area

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James Double

Head of Trusteeship

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0118 207 2900

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