21 June 2011
The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) announced today (Tuesday)
that six volunteer advisers have been made Fellows of TPAS in
recognition of their outstanding service over a number of
The new Fellows are Alan Bennet, Wally Burgess, Clive Campion,
Frances Corbett, Colin Liddell and Paul Meins.
TPAS also announced that Nathan Robinson had been awarded the
title of 'Adviser of the Year' 2010/11. Nathan has been an
adviser since 2007.
TPAS Chairman, Partha Dasgupta said: "TPAS advisers contribute
selflessly to helping others with their pensions problems. I would
like to thank them all on behalf of the thousands of people who
benefit from their expertise each year. In particular, I would like
to congratulate our new fellows and our Adviser of the Year for the
outstanding contribution they have made."
Notes for Editors
- The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) is an independent
organisation, operating at arm's length from DWP. It
provides independent, non-regulated, one-stop information and
guidance to members of the public on pensions matters. TPAS
has three core services that it offers to individuals free of
charge: information and guidance, dispute resolution and visits to
the workplace to provide information on retirement planning.
- TPAS provides a national pensions helpline 0845 601 2923 which
is open 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. The dedicated pensions
helpline for women can be contacted during the same hours on 0845
600 0806. In 2010/11 TPAS received 63,751 helpline calls,
18,419 written enquiries, handled 6,021 pension disputes
and over 2 million people visited its website at www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk
- The service is provided by a nationwide network of volunteers
and augmented by technical and administrative staff based in
London. TPAS is funded by grant-in-aid from DWP which is
recovered by a general levy on pension schemes.
- Nathan Robinson Adviser of the Year 2010/11 - Nathan started
his career in pensions when he joined CIS in the late 1990s.
He later joined HSBC Actuaries and Consultants Limited before
moving to JLT Benefit Solutions. Nathan currently works in
their consultancy practice advising trustees from a wide variety of
schemes. Nathan is a member of the Pensions Management
Institute's North West committee, helping to organise local
seminars and their annual conference. When he is not working
he can be found running anywhere that offers dramatic
views. He has been a TPAS adviser for 4 years. In that
time he has already handled close to 50 cases. Nathan was
nominated by his Regional Organiser who has been consistently
impressed by Nathan's approach to each of his cases, and by staff
at TPAS for his willingness to help.
Alan Bennet - Joined TPAS in 1992, currently retired. Alan is a
Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute.
Wally Burgess - Joined TPAS in 1992. Before he retired he was
Pensions Manager at Anglia Water and spent his career working in
pensions in the public sector.
Clive Campion - Joined TPAS in 1993. Clive is a Fellow of the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a
Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Frances Corbett - Joined TPAS in 1997. Frances is currently
working at the National Association of Pension Funds and is an
Associate of the Pensions Management Institute.
Colin Liddell - Joined TPAS in 1997. Colin is an Associate of
the Pensions Management Institute and is TPAS' Regional Organiser
Paul Meins - Joined TPAS in 1996. Paul is a Fellow of the
Pensions Management Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of