UK - BBC sports presenter Clare Balding is to host the Pension Scheme of the Year Awards - for IPN's sister publication Professional Pensions (PP) - for the second year in a row.
Balding, the youngest of Grandstand’s five key presenters, will present the prizes at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on September 19.
The awards have built strongly on last year’s inaugural success with 40 schemes vying for the prestigious prizes. One category – Employee Communications – has this year been divided in two after judges were inundated with entries from schemes the length and breadth of the UK.
PP editor Len Roberts said: “The awards have quickly established themselves as an integral party of the industry’s calendar and the judges have been impressed by the quality and diversity of this year’s entries.”
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