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Bridge Trustees

Bridge Trustees Limited is a specialist independent pension trustee company. We bring to trusteeship a proven approach that builds confidence amongst stakeholders and brings structure and real commercial experience. This is achieved through:

  • our focus on relationships, pragmatism, delivery and cost reduction
  • helping you meet all your challenges
  • joining with the other trustees on your board, providing guidance based on our years of experience
  • being flexible to provide the support you need

In 2007 the Pensions Regulator used its emergency power to appoint Bridge Trustees Limited as an independent trustee to the GEC Plan, demonstrating its confidence in our ability to deal with the most challenging issues.

Bridge Trustees Limited is wholly owned by Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, one of the world's largest legal brands.

Commercial and pragmatic trusteeship

The challenges for trustees and companies in running a pension scheme are increasing. Clients tell us that they encounter more complex challenges and are often faced with difficult decisions as they balance the interests of various stakeholders and run their scheme in an ever more demanding environment. Bridge Trustees is an independent pension trustee company that can help you meet these challenges.

How Bridge Trustees can help

Our objective is to bring together all stakeholders so that we work to achieve our common objectives, we plan effectively and manage the balance between those needs that are not immediately aligned. We aim to deliver solutions that work commercially.

Our values

Client centred

We look after our clients’ interests as if they were our own. We deliver levels of service and build relationships that are second to none. Collaboration is seen as a way of providing the most effective advice.

Straightforward

We are straightforward, open and honest in all our dealings and we act with utmost integrity.

Teamwork

We consider it essential to strive to maintain relationships between all stakeholders. We stand our ground when necessary but work with all parties to reach a pragmatic solution.

Trust and accountability

We take responsibility for problems and strive always to find solutions to the issues faced.

Continuous improvement

We embrace change and challenge the status quo, always seeking to find better ways of doing things.

Providing direction and focus

Security

We recognise the primary role of a pension scheme and its trustees is to secure the benefits promised to the members. All our skill and experience is brought to bear on this key function. We provide assurance by ensuring that the right questions have been asked and the right procedures followed.

We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and are backed by the resources and infrastructure of Eversheds Sutherland. In addition, we are a member of the Association of Corporate Trustees and adhere to its code of practice. We seek to maintain good relations with The Pensions Regulator which appointed us to the £3billion GEC 1972 fund.

Listen to different views

We recognise that different stakeholders have different viewpoints and different skills to bring to the trustee board. We facilitate open, structured dialogue to ensure that all parties can express their opinions and understand each other’s needs.

Proven project management

We bring to you our proven project management skills. We ensure that the right people perform the right tasks at the right time and the right cost.

Risk management and governance

We will share with you our experience of risk and governance of defined contribution, defined benefit and contract based schemes, working with you to ensure your pension risks and responsibilities are effectively managed.

Cost predictability

We use detailed scoping and tailored services so that our clients are completely clear on what we will do, when and at what cost. We are experienced and effective in getting the best out of the suppliers of services to pension schemes.

A better service experience with clear straightforward advice

To be measurably better than our competition we need to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations. This means being easy to deal with, accessible, communicating effectively, challenging when necessary and making sensible, considered and informed decisions.