GJH Pensions director, Gareth Hopkins, founded the Charities Pensions Club (CPC) in 2014. The CPC is a networking group for peers in the third sector to discuss the latest pension topics. The CPC helps your charity become more competitive, promote best practice and co-ordinate voices when talking to government.
The CPC meets twice a year and some of the benefits of membership include:
- annual report with pension trends and benchmarking;
- legal and technical updates; and
- free pension health check.
'As the only pensions professional at Save the Children, membership of the Charities Pension Club has been invaluable to me in bringing together a network of similar people from the charity sector. That network provides a sounding board for ideas, solutions to issues and benchmarking. In addition to the meetings, members exchange ideas by email, as they arise, between meetings; the high level of participation in these ad-hoc exchanges is extremely useful.'
Elizabeth Garner, Head of Pensions & Investments (Save the Children UK)
'It is very useful to be able to share information, ideas and issues on pensions with other charities. As charities we often have a different focus than other employers on pensions. The Charities Pension Club enables us to get together and discuss these. The network of contacts has been invaluable and enables a quick access to gain information and help on all sorts of pension questions.'
Judith Alborough (National Trust)
'Scope has, during its membership, benefited from the advice, experience and information from the Club to undertake its operational tasks in the management of its pension schemes.'
Anthony Speller (Scope)
If you are a charity and want to find out how you can take advantage of these benefits visit the CPC website or contact Gareth Hopkins at GJH Pensions today on +44(0) 7446 148 537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org