Annual Celebration

BESTrustees Annual Celebration
Clients and contacts from across the industry joined BESTrustees for an evening of hospitality and networking at Vintners Hall. Despite snow and blizzards it was wonderful to see so many friends made the effort to join us for what was a wonderful evening.

BESTrustees adds Karen Theobald to growing Trustee Team

BESTrustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Theobald to its growing team of Trustee Executives. Karen joined us at the beginning of February and brings a strong and invaluable blend of trustee and adviser experience. Based in Scotland, and a member of the PMI, Karen previously worked as a Pensions Consultant with Conduent (formally Buck Consultants) for almost 20 years, where she was also Chair of Trustee of the Buck pensions scheme from 2010. During this period Karen developed a robust governance framework and guided the scheme through revisions to investment strategy,

Alan Pickering speaks to Professional Pensions to highlight deficiencies in pension policy

Chairman of BESTrustees, Alan Pickering, has spoken to Stephanie Baxter about about the toxic effect of knee-jerk pension legislation over the past 20 years, and why he wants a national pensions authority. See the full article at:

BESTrustees appoints new business development leader

Bestrustees has appointed an experienced new business leader to help accelerate growth. Simon Holt brings more than 25 years’ experience in senior marketing and business development roles, most recently in the occupational pensions and employee benefits consultancy sector. Simon will work with senior management and recently appointed Trustee Executives to strengthen the firm’s governance service offer and attract new clients. Alan Pickering, chairman of bestrustees commented: “Our Trustee Executive line-up is stronger now than it has ever been. Simon’s extensive experience will allow us to

Alan Pickering CBE, wins ‘Greatest Single Contribution to Occupational Pensions' award

We are delighted to announce that Alan Pickering CBE, Chairman of BESTrustees, won the award for ‘Greatest Single Contribution to Occupational Pensions (1998-2017)’ at the Professional Pensions 2017 UK Pension Awards. Graham Wardle said: "I am thrilled that Alan has won this very prestigious and richly deserved award. It recognises the exceptional contribution that Alan has made to UK pensions over a great many years, and my colleagues and I are all very proud that he has been granted this further public recognition".