Last night saw triple success for Barnett Waddingham at the Professional Pension's Rising Star Awards across both individual and business categories.

The awards, which not only provide a platform for recognising emerging talent, but also those who support their development, saw us win two awards and take home a ‘highly commended’ accolades, recognising both individual and organisational successes.

Firstly, we were presented 'Training Scheme of the Year', with the judges highlighting our training framework that encourages learning and development across our all levels of our organisation. Our approach to L&D was further recognised with a ‘Highly Commended’ nod in the 'Award for Supporting Development' category.

"From mentoring and coaching of those just starting out, through to leadership development schemes for senior management, our framework encourages growth and provides a platform for future succession, inspiring everyone to thrive in their BW journey."
Jacqui Derrick Head of HR, Barnett Waddingham

Keeping the spotlight on our commitment to development, one of our own was also championed on the night, as Leanne Carpenter took home the award for 'Actuarial/Advisory Trainee of the Year'. Speaking on her success, Leanne said, "I am honoured to have been recognised with this award."

"Since joining BW I have felt supported and have been given a variety of new opportunities to develop in areas that interest me. This really is a testament to the culture here at BW."
Leanne Carpenter Consulting Actuary, Barnett Waddingham

Investment in talent is part of our DNA at Barnett Waddingham. Building on a culture of doing the right thing, our Early Careers network supports a wide variety of graduate roles, summer internships, apprenticeships and work experience placements, ensuring those at the beginnings of their careers have the foundations to build their confidence, knowledge and input as they develop. We take great pride in our role as a market leader in the training of the next generation of professionals.

The night also saw Professional Pensions hold their annual Women in Pensions awards. Congratulations to our own nominees, and all award winners across both events.

These honours follow a run of award wins for BW over the course of several few months, following successes at the Pension and Investment Provider Awards, the UK Health and Protection Awards and the Pinnacle Awards.

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