Rising Star Awards 2020 Statement

Despite our best efforts to deliver the Rising Star Awards we have taken the decision to postpone this event and plan for a safe and successful event on 7 October 2020.

The current global situation unfolding around COVID-19 presents too much risk and our first priority is to protect the health and well-being of our guests, sponsors and staff along with the quality of the event and we hope that you will support us in this decision and continue to join us on the new date.

If you have already booked a table, we will automatically transfer your booking to 7 October and we will communicate further updates in due course. If you would like to join us on the 7 October 2020, please contact Orhan Toprakci via Orhan.Toprakci@incisivemedia.com or on 020 7484 9973.

To view the 2020 shortlist, please click here.

⭐ The Rising Star Awards ⭐

Professional Pensions launched the Rising Star Awards to celebrate the emerging talent in pensions – recognising and identifying the sector’s future leaders as well as shining the spotlight on the organisations and individuals that are helping develop and foster new talent in the industry.

Do you work with someone who is a rising star within pensions? Or perhaps there is someone in your midst who has been a role model or mentor to those who are beginning their career working in the pensions sector.

If so, we are ready to celebrate their achievements at the second annual Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards.

The Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards are about celebrating and recognising the achievements of those at the beginning of their career in the sector – shining a spotlight on their success and championing the organisations that do the most to develop young talent in the pensions industry.

This event is working towards the International Standard ISO 20121 and follows guidance set out by the Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA)

2019 Highlights Video


Global Head Pensions
HSBC Global Asset Management
Policy Lead: Investment and Stewardship
Head of Administration
Premier Pensions Management
Partner, Pensions
Chief Executive
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
Head of Pension Proposition
Smart Pension
Hymans Robertson LLP
Barnett Waddingham

Event Countdown


Rising Star of the Year
Trainee of the Year
Pensions Manager of the Year
Trustee of the Year
Adviser of the Year
Actuarial / Advisory Trainee of the Year
Administrator of the Year
Administration Trainee of the Year
Investment Manager of the Year
Excellence in Customer Service and Communication Award
Mentor of the Year
Team of the Year *NEW FOR 2020*
Social Media Personality of the Year *NEW FOR 2020*
*ORGANISATIONAL AWARD* Award for Supporting Development
*ORGANISATIONAL AWARD* Training Scheme of the Year


For nomination and media partnership queries:
Ellie Harris
Marketing Executive
020 7484 9713
For table bookings:
Orhan Toprakci
Head of Delegate Sales
020 7484 9973
For sponsorship queries:
Liam Barrett
Sales Director
020 7484 9977
For logistic queries:
Isabel Crowther
Events Assistant
020 74849808