Congratulations to all the very worthy schemes, companies and individuals who triumphed at this year’s DC Awards

Last night the cream of the DC crop came together in Central London for Pensions Insight’s DC Awards 2016.

The awards celebrate the excellent work done by defined contribution providers and schemes up and down the country.


Here are this year’s winners, and highly commended entrants, in full:


Provider categories


At-retirement solution provider

LV= Corporate Solutions


Best default fund strategy

P-Solve, part of the River and Mercantile Group


Best mastertrust

Highly commended: LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson

Winner: The People’s Pension



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



GPP provider of the year

Standard Life


Most innovative approach to asset management for DC

Partners Group


Scheme categories


Best approach to governance

Runner up: Tesco Retirement Savings Plan

Winner: Bank of America UK Pension Plan


Best communications strategy

Runner up: Schneider Electric

Winner: Telefónica



Best independent governance committee

Aegon UK IGC


DC scheme manager of the year

Ruston Smith


DC trustee of the year

Kim Nash


HR and reward pensions champion of the year

Margot Freeman


Trust-based scheme of the year

BASF UK Group Pension Scheme


Special award for DC excellence

BASF UK Group Pension Scheme