Celebrating excellence in defined contribution

Congratulations to everyone who was short-listed for the DC Awards 2017, and a huge well done to all of our winners.

Each year the exceptional quality of the DC Awards entries makes judging increasingly difficult, and I would like to extend a big thank you to all of our judges who so generously give their time, and bring a real degree of rigour to the judging process.

Events like this simply would not happen without the support of our sponsors and I thank them for their involvement and for helping to make the evening so memorable.

As the DC pensions landscape continues to change and grow, with new demands and challenges each year, Pensions Insight are proud to be able to recognise the achievements of both schemes and providers and we look forward to celebrating your new successes at the DC Awards 2018.

Keith Dalton
Publisher, Pensions Insight

2017 Winners

… and the winners of the DC Awards are…

Provider categories

At-retirement solution provider
Capita Employee benefits
Highly commended
Royal London

Best default fund strategy
P-Solve, part of the River and Mercantile Group
Highly commended
NEST Corporation

Best mastertrust
Highly commended
Legal & General
Nest Corporation

Communications provider of the year
Pension Geeks!
Highly commended

DC adviser of the year
Barnett Waddingham
Highly commended

DC technology provider of the year
Ferret Information Systems

Financial education provider of the year
Portus Consulting
Highly commended
WEALTH at work

GPP provider of the year
Legal & General

Professional DC trustee of the year
Colin Richardson, PTL

A special recognition award for best innovation in DC was presented to The Future World Funds, a collaboration between HSBC, Legal & General Investment Management, FTSE Russell and Redington.

Scheme categories

Best approach to governance
Hymans Robertson
Highly commended
Nationwide Building Society

Best communications strategy
Nationwide Building Society

DC champion of the year
Ruston Smith, chairman of Tesco Trustee Board and other non exec roles

DC lay trustee of the year
Meredith Gibson, Citigroup
Sponsored by State Street Global Advisors

DC scheme manager of the year
Olenka Kaczmarczyk, Lubrizol Limited
Sponsored by Legal & General Investment Management

DC scheme of the year
Associated British Foods plc

HR and reward pensions champion of the year
Simon Hodges, pensions manager, Fluor Limited
Sponsored by Mercer


We would like to thank our esteemed panel of judges.


Keith Dalton
0207 618 3438

Natalie Richards
Head of events