MyCSP congratulates the winners of the Pension Scheme Awards 2014

21 May 2014

MyCSP, the ground breaking mutual joint venture providing pensions administration for the country’s best known public sector organisations, was delighted to sponsor this year’s Pension Scheme of the Year Awards.

The Pension Scheme of the Year Awards celebrate excellence within UK workplace pension schemes. The awards - which are now in their 14th year - shine the light on excellence and aim to recognise the country's best pension funds and managers.

The winners were announced last night at a drinks reception held at the House of Commons, hosted by Shelia Gilmore MP.

MyCSP would like to congratulate the following winners: 

Pensions Manager of the Year

Winner: Antony Barker, Director of Pensions, Santander UK

Finalists:

Antony Barker, Director of Pensions, Santander UK

Mark Cliff, Head of Pensions, Manchester Airports Group

 

Pension Scheme Trustee of the Year

Winner: Kingfisher Pension Trustee

Finalists:

Accenture Retirement Savings Plan Trustee Board

Kingfisher Pension Trustee

Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

Total UK Pension Plan

 

DC Scheme of the Year

Winner: Total UK Pension Plan

Finalists:

Accenture Retirement Savings Plan (ARSP)

Finmeccanica UK Pension Schemes

Kingfisher Pension Scheme

Total UK Pension Plan

 

DB Scheme of the Year (asset value of over £2.5bn)

Winner: Greater Manchester Pension Fund

Finalists:

Greater Manchester Pension Fund

Lothian Pension Fund

Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

Santander UK Group Pension Scheme

TfL Pension Fund

Total UK Pension Plan

West Yorkshire Pension Fund

 

DB Scheme of the Year (asset value of £500m-£2.5bn)

Winner: Kingfisher Pension Scheme

Finalists:

AgustaWestland UK Pension Scheme

Environment Agency Pension Fund

Kingfisher Pension Scheme

London Borough of Newham Pension Fund

The Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL)

 

DB Scheme of the Year (asset value of up to £500m)

Winner: The Manchester Airports Group (STAL) Pension Scheme

Finalists:

Lothian Buses Pension Fund

Telereal Pension Plan

The Manchester Airports Group (STAL) Pension Scheme

 

Public Sector Scheme of the Year

Winner: Essex Pension Fund

Finalists:

Environment Agency Pension Fund

Essex Pension Fund

Greater Manchester Pension Fund

London Borough of Newham Pension Fund

London Pensions Fund Authority

Lothian Pension Fund

Norfolk Pension Fund

 

Best Member Initiative

Winner: Kodak Pension Plan

Finalists:

HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme

Kingfisher Pension Scheme

Kodak Pension Plan

Manchester Airports Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme

 

Best Auto-enrolment Strategy

Winner: Wolseley Group Defined Contribution Plan

Highly Commended: Legal & General Staff Stakeholder Pension Scheme

Finalists:

BOC Retirement Savings Plan

Legal & General Staff Stakeholder Pension Scheme

Nuffield Health Retirement Savings Plan

DMGT PensionSaver

TalkTalk Pension Plan

Wolseley Group Defined Contribution Plan

 

Best DC Scheme Innovation

Winner: Finmeccanica UK Pension Schemes

Finalists:

Finmeccanica UK Pension Schemes

ITV Pension Scheme

Kingfisher Pension Scheme

Royal Mail DC Plan

The Cheviot Pension

 

Best DB Scheme Innovation

Winner: TfL Pension Fund

Highly Commended: The Pensions Trust

Finalists:

TfL Pension Fund

The Pensions Trust

West Midlands Pension Fund

West Yorkshire Pension Fund

 

Best DC Investment Strategy

Winner: ITV Pension Scheme

Finalists:

Finmeccanica UK Pension Schemes

ITV Pension Scheme

 

Best DB Investment Strategy

Winner: Santander UK Group Pension Scheme

Finalists:

Environment Agency Pension Fund

Harmsworth Pension Scheme

Kingfisher Pension Scheme

Macmillan Cancer Support Pension Scheme

Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

Santander UK Group Pension Scheme

The Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL)

Telereal Pension Plan

 

Best Use of Alternatives

Winner: Lothian Pension Fund

Finalists:

Harmsworth Pension Scheme

Lothian Pension Fund

Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

Merseyside Pension Fund

Royal Mail Pension Plan

Strathclyde Pension Fund

 

Best DC Communication Strategy

Winner: Wolseley Group Defined Contribution Plan

Finalists:

Kingfisher Pension Scheme

Metal Box Pension Scheme - DC Section

Nuffield Health Retirement Savings Plan

The Cheviot Pension

Wolseley Group Defined Contribution Plan

ZPen (Zurich Insurance Group Pension Plan)

 

DB Communications (private sector)

Winner: Tesco Pension Scheme

Finalists:

AgustaWestland UK Pension Scheme

GE Pensions

Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

The Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL)

Tesco Pension Scheme

TfL Pension Fund

 

DB Communications (public sector)

Winner: Greater Manchester Pension Fund

Finalists:

Dyfed Pension Fund (as administered by Carmarthenshire County Council)

Greater Gwent (Torfaen) Pension Fund

Greater Manchester Pension Fund

Norfolk Pension Fund

Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund

West Midlands Pension Fund

West Yorkshire Pension Fund

Wiltshire Pension Fund

 

Trustee Development Award

Winner: NILGOSC

Finalists:

Accenture Retirement Savings Plan (ARSP)

Environment Agency Pension Fund

Kingfisher Pension Scheme

London Pensions Fund Authority

NILGOSC

ZPen (Zurich Insurance Group Pension Plan)

 

Best Use of IT and Technology

Winner: ZPen (Zurich Insurance Group Pension Plan)

Finalists:

Dyfed Pension Fund (as administered by Carmarthenshire County Council)

HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme

Pension Play Pen

Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund

TfL Pension Fund

West Yorkshire Pension Fund

ZPen (Zurich Insurance Group Pension Plan)

 

Best Administration

Winner: Royal Mail Pension Plan & Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme

Finalists:

Dyfed Pension Fund (as administered by Carmarthenshire County Council)

Greater Manchester Pension Fund

Lothian Pension Fund

NEST

Royal Mail Pension Plan & Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme

TfL Pension Fund

ZPen (Zurich Insurance Group Pension Plan)

 

Best Use of Risk Reduction Strategies

Winner: InterContinental Hotels UK Pension Plan

Finalists:

BT Pension Scheme

InterContinental Hotels UK Pension Plan

Pianoforte Supplies Pension Plan

Santander UK Group Pension Scheme

Telereal Pension Plan

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