TPAS Volunteer Awards announced
For more than 30 years, The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) has been helping the public with their pension problems, providing information and guidance and dispute resolution services. Last year, we helped more customers than ever with their pension queries. In order to aide so many people, we rely on the dedication and support from our national network of volunteer advisers. Currently, over 400 pension professionals give their time and expertise for free, volunteering on our national helpline and helping with pension dispute cases.
In recognition of their help and dedication, each year, we present our volunteers with awards for their outstanding commitment to our organisation and the benefit they provide our customers. The awards we present are:
Fellowship of The Pension Advisory Service
Fellowship of TPAS is awarded to recognise the achievement of those advisers who have provided outstanding service over a sustained period. It is a special award, which is very difficult to achieve and a small token of public recognition of the time, expertise and commitment given by this select group. For 2015, we are pleased announce that Diana Geneen, Simon Mayho and Martin Johnson have all been awarded the TPAS Fellowship. They have each dedicated significant amounts of their free time to provide resolutions on pension dispute cases, provide information and guidance on the national helpline or, in some case done both.
The Pension Advisory Service Adviser of the Year
The Pension Advisory Service’s Adviser of the year is nominated by members of staff and our volunteer Regional Organisers. Nominations can be for contributions exceeding expectations or just their continued passion to help others with their financial futures.
This year, Geraldine Eggleden was nominated for Adviser of the year by the TPAS staff for her outstanding work over the last year. Geraldine has a vast experience in the pension world, having worked for an insurance company and a consulting firm before going freelance and taking short contracts with large self-administered schemes such as Rank Xerox, British Waterways, Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Kingfisher.
We would like to congratulate all of our awarded volunteers and thank them for their hard work and commitment to helping those with their pensions, we really couldn’t have done it without you
If you think you’ve got the experience and time to help others with their pension queries, you can find out more about joining our team as a TPAS Adviser here. We also have opportunities for volunteering in pension policy and in administration, if pensions aren’t quite your speciality.