Press release 7 February 2022.
Employee Benefits Consultancy Punter Southall Aspire has joined GRiD, the industry body for the group risk sector. The company is keen to add support to an organisation that gives the group risk industry a voice.
David Taylor, managing principal – health & protection, Punter Southall Aspire, said: ‘I really believe that what we do makes a difference to people so we’re keen to be involved in debate, discussion, training and collaboration to promote group risk, both as a benefit and as a career.’
The company will benefit from GRiD’s training academy, access to the industry’s leading group risk specialists, exclusive research and networking opportunities.
Paul White, chair of GRiD, said: ‘GRiD organises a number of events throughout the year and it’s always great to see so many new faces at each. We all benefit from working with each other, and we very much look forward to working with Punter Southall Aspire.’
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Notes for editors
Group Risk Development (GRiD) is the industry body for the group risk sector, promoting the value to UK businesses of providing financial protection for their staff, enhancing their wellbeing and improving employee engagement. Our membership includes insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries and those operating in (or with other interests in) the UK group risk market. Together this forms a collective wealth of experience built over many years. Under the chairmanship of Paul White (head of technical, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing) GRiD aims to promote group risk through a collective voice to Government, policymakers, stakeholders and employers.
GRiD works with government departments and regulators involved in legislation and regulation affecting group risk benefits, and with other organisations involved in the benefits and financial protection arenas. GRiD also seeks to enhance the industry's standing by encouraging best practice and by participating in industry-wide initiatives such as the professional qualification in group risk managed jointly with the Chartered Insurance Institute.
GRiD’s media activity aims to generate a wider awareness and understanding of group risk products and their benefits for employers and employees.
GRiD's dedicated spokesperson, Katharine Moxham, provides expert media comment on a full range of group risk issues.
Follow Katharine Moxham on Twitter @KMoxham
About Punter Southall Aspire
Punter Southall Aspire is a major financial planning and retirement savings business, constantly finding new ways to transform people’s financial future.
Uniting employee benefits consultancy, workplace savings and individual financial advice, we work with employers, trustees, and private clients through our regional UK offices to design and manage solutions that meet their unique needs.
Punter Southall Aspire is part of Punter Southall, which is proudly independent and majority employee owned.
Punter Southall Aspire has:
- Number of schemes: c.1,250
- Assets under Advice: c. £4.3 billion
- Number of members: c.200,000
- Number of employees: 140
- Private clients c.1,600