Western Pension Solutions further strengthens team

Network partner, Western Pension Solutions (WPS), the specialist pensions consultancy that provides strategic and
practical advice to family businesses, has announced the appointment of Margaret de Valois as Director to grow the business in the South West and North West of England.
With over 20 years experience advising companies on all types of pension scheme matters, Margaret is an Actuary and a highly regarded specialist in the financial services industry, having appeared in the media discussing pensions policy and its impact on businesses as well as the general public. Her passion is good governance within pension schemes as well as helping companies and their employees understand pensions better. She joined Western Pension Solutions in January 2019 having previously held roles as Head of Pensions at Mazars as well as with Schroders, Deloitte and PwC.

Ben Fowler, Managing Director of WPS, said: “As a business we work with family firms across the UK and have been working with clients and developing relationships in both the South West and the North West for some time. Margaret will be a great asset to the WPS team and joins us at an exciting time as we look to further develop the opportunities in both of these regions. “We are delighted to welcome her to the team and look forward to furthering our growth ambitions in these regions.”

Margaret commented, “Family businesses are an integral part of the South West and North West economies and I am delighted to be joining Western Pension Solutions where I can focus my experience and expertise within this sector. Pensions are something all family businesses must have, however with every family business being different, tailored advice is always needed. I am very excited about having the opportunity to work with family businesses on this basis and deepening some of the existing relationships I have built in the South West and North West.”

Western Pension Solutions is owned by Vestey Holdings Limited, a pioneering fourth generation family-owned food and farming business, whose origins date back to the 1890s. Based in the City of London, at the home of the Vestey family office, WPS combine the values of a multi-generation family business with an exceptional track record and close links to the de-risking market.