The Rising Star Awards 2021

Professional Pensions launched the inaugural Rising Stars 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 third annual Professional Pensions Rising Stars Awards.

The Professional Pensions Rising Stars 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.

How you can play your part

By nominating someone for the awards – or entering yourself – you will not only help to acknowledge the current achievements of young people in pensions, you will be helping to encourage and inspire the next generation of pension leaders.

Nomination is quick and easy

You simply complete some basic details about the person, company or scheme you are nominating. You can also nominate yourself. Nominations can be supported with an optional 250-word statement.

Once nominations have been received, the nominee will be contacted and forwarded a list of questions that they will be required to complete in order to progress to the first round of judging. A shortlist will then be created from which an expert panel of judges will decide the winners in each category.

The deadline for nominations is: 13 May 2021


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


Rising Star of the Year
Trainee of the Year
Pensions Manager of the Year
Trustee of the Year
Actuary / Consultant of the Year
Actuarial / Advisory Trainee of the Year
Administrator of the Year
Administration Trainee of the Year
Lawyer of the Year *** NEW FOR 2021 ***
Legal Trainee of the Year *** NEW FOR 2021 ***
Investment Manager of the Year
Investment Trainee of the Year *** NEW FOR 2021 ***
Excellence in Customer Service and Communication Award
Mentor of the Year
Team of the Year
*ORGANISATIONAL AWARD* Award for Supporting Development
*ORGANISATIONAL AWARD* Training Scheme of the Year

2019 Highlights Video


For nomination queries:
Ellie Harris
Marketing Executive
020 7484 9713
For sponsorship queries:
Liam Barrett
Sales Director
020 7484 9977