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PMI announces Award Winners at Annual Dinner 2017

2 March 2017

At its Annual Dinner, held at the Dorchester Hotel in London last night, the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) the professional body which supports and develops the experts who run UK pension schemes, announced that Mike Abrams of Smiths Pensions and Frank Field, Labour MP for Birkenhead were the winners of this year’s PMI Awards.

The PMI hosts its Awards annually to recognise the tireless work of key individuals from the pensions industry:
Mike Abrams was awarded the ‘Outstanding contribution to the PMI’ award for his long and distinguished years of volunteering for the Institute, supporting generation after generation of pensions professionals.

Frank Field won the ‘Outstanding contribution to the Pensions Industry’ Award for his outspoken nature, exceptional leadership of the Work and Pensions Select Committee and hard work highlighting issues that needed to be addressed within the pensions industry.

Commenting on the Awards, Kevin LeGrand, President of PMI said: “It takes a large number of dedicated people, both in the public eye and behind the scenes to make the UK’s pensions system work. This year’s PMI Awards winners reflect that breadth and dedication, from Mike’s unsung years of support in educating generations of pensions professionals, to Frank’s dogged determination to make the system more effective for all pensioners. But one thing they both have in common is their long-term commitment to a common cause, and I am delighted that the PMI is able to honour them today.”

Gareth Tancred, PMI CEO concluded, “"The PMI Dinner has long been a recognised highlight of the industry calendar. Last night's event did not disappoint. We welcomed guests from across the industry to recognise and celebrate success. Sir Tony Robinson topped off the evening with an excellent and thoroughly entertaining after-dinner speech. I'm sure guests will remember the event for some time to come."