Celebrating excellence in defined contribution

The DC Awards are back for a third year. The only event focused solely on celebrating excellence in the rapidly expanding defined contribution sector, the awards are the perfect way to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

So if your company or pension scheme regularly pulls out all the stops to help DC members save for retirement, this is your chance to get the recognition you deserve.

On the provider side we have awards for mastertrusts, GPPs, comms specialists, investment advisers, innovative asset manager, at-retirement solution providers, and tech companies.

We’ll also be rewarding schemes with excellent governance and communications. And there are individual awards for the top scheme manager, lay and professional trustee, HR pensions champion and DC pensions champion.

Entrants have until 14 July to get their submissions in and the awards will take place on 15 November in Central London – right after our annual DC Insight conference.

Enter now

Enter today to be in with a chance of winning one of these prestigious awards. Winners will be announced at the DC Awards on the evening of 15 November.

  • At-retirement solution provider
  • Best default fund strategy
  • Best mastertrust
  • Communications provider of the year
  • DC adviser of the year
  • DC technology provider of the year
  • Financial education provider of the year
  • GPP provider of the year
  • Most innovative approach to asset management
  • Professional DC trustee of the year
  • Best approach to governance
  • Best communications strategy
  • DC champion of the year
  • DC lay trustee of the year
  • DC scheme manager of the year
  • DC scheme of the year

Judges

We would like to thank our esteemed panel of judges.

2016 Winners

Thank you to all of the schemes and providers who joined us for the DC Awards 2016.

Provider categories

At-retirement solution provider »
LV= Corporate Solutions

Best default fund strategy »
P-Solve, part of the River and Mercantile Group

Best mastertrust »
The People’s People Pension

Highly commended – LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson

Communications provider of the year»
Quietroom Ltd

DC adviser of the year »
Barnett Waddingham

DC technology provider of the year »
Barnett Waddingham

Financial education provider of the year »
Lemonade

GPP provider of the year »
Standard Life

Most innovative approach to asset management for DC »
Partners Group

Scheme categories

Best approach to governance »
Bank of America Merrill Lynch UK Pension Plan

Highly commended – Tesco Retirement Savings Plan

Best communications strategy »
Telefónica

Highly commended – Schneider Electric Ltd

Best independent governance committee »
Aegon UK IGC

DC scheme manager of the year »
Ruston Smith, Tesco

DC trustee of the year »
Kim Nash, PTL

HR and reward pensions champion of the year »
Margot Freeman, Houlder Ltd

Special award for DC excellence »
BASF UK Group Pension Scheme

Trust-based scheme of the year »
BASF UK Group Pension Scheme

Congratulations to all of our 2016 winners

Book Now

Our awards night marks a great sense of occasion. Taking place at the new etc. County Hall venue situated right on the river opposite Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament. The DC awards provides the perfect opportunity for finalists to showcase their achievements and network with other pension professionals. Book your table today now.

Location

  • etc.venues County Hall
    Westminster Bridge, Belvedere Road
    London, SE1 7PB
  • Date: 15 November 2017
  • Time: 18:30 - 23:00
  • Dress code: Business attire

Sponsorship & table bookings

Keith Dalton
publisher
0207 618 3438
keith.dalton@nqsm.com

Submission queries

Jenna Gadhavi
Special projects editor
jenna.gadhavi@nqsm.com

Natalie Richards
Head of events
natalie.richards@nqsm.com