We have worked with PTL on a number of diverse projects. In each instance they have demonstrated a depth of skill and knowledge which has helped us considerably in completing complex tasks to a very high standard.
We have instructed PTL to provide advice and guidance in the capacity as professional Pension Trustees and have always found them to be very collaborative and insightful in their approach to working with us.
Your team have always been helpful, to myself and my fellow trustees, in informing us of our responsibilities and the actions necessary to ensure that we are fully compliant with statutory requirements.
We have received years of sound advice on pension matters from PTL. Your continued participation gives us confidence that our team receives the professional and unbiased guidance in the governance of the scheme.
As both a company Finance Director and Trustee of some of the company’s pension schemes I recognised the need to increase the knowledge of our trustee boards as well as to correctly manage conflicts of interest. We sought out an Independent Chairman of Trustees for our various schemes. We wanted someone who was properly qualified, had extensive knowledge and experience and a practical approach whom we could work with rather than against. I expect in this regard we are no different to many medium sized companies with old defined benefit schemes. What surprised us is that there are so few such people around. We were glad to find Richard Butcher. His appointment strengthened the pension schemes’ governance for the benefit of the members whilst at the same time gave the company someone it could work with.