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New senior pensions consultant at BDO

BDO Stoy Hayward Investment Management has announced the appointment of Robert Kingston as a senior pensions consultant, to be based in the Midlands.

BDO says the new role was created to help develop the overall corporate pensions and benefits offering across the UK and expand the client base of the risk benefits team in the Midlands.

Kingston joins from pensions group Punter Southall, where he was a senior consultant and worked on the employee benefits proposition for companies with around 100 to 1500 employees.

BDO Stoy Hayward Investment Management corporate pensions and benefits director David Philips says: “We are very pleased to have recruited Robert to help strengthen and grow our risk benefits team and look forward to him expanding our client base in the Midlands. Overall the corporate pensions and benefits business stream is continuing to grow strongly and this is an exciting period for the whole business.”


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