Digitally evolving Trustee Boards
This project embodies Trafalgar House's commitment to progressive thinking and delivering quality services, true to our core values. We played an instrumental role in digitally transforming the meetings and governance for a complex defined benefit pension scheme, enhancing operational efficiency.
We engaged in a unique opportunity to extend our services to an existing client running a defined benefit pension scheme. The scheme, known for its complexity and numerous sub-committees, operated traditionally, leading to inefficiencies and complexities.
The client’s trustee board was managing a slow and complex process of distributing papers, decisions, and risk logs from various advisers. Often, information arrived late and lacked historical context for the meetings or meeting packs, making meetings inefficient and difficult to manage. These inefficiencies created significant bottlenecks in the decision-making and risk management processes.
Working with the Chair, we identified the inherent inefficiencies in their existing process and recommended introducing a comprehensive board portal. This digital solution – a secure, paperless software – facilitated communication with board members, shared documents, annotated meeting minutes, and more. We fully digitised their meeting cycle process using this solution, ensuring support across each cycle of board activity.
Our implementation of the board portal yielded significant process improvements. We completely eliminated the cumbersome paper trail, reduced meeting preparation efforts by 30%, and significantly improved the overall effectiveness of meetings. The time required to onboard new Trustees also saw a substantial reduction. The client found that the meetings became easier to manage and more flexible, with the added ability to support hybrid and remote meetings. By consolidating interactions and information sharing through a single portal, we also improved security and reduced data and cybersecurity risks.
First time outsourcing
Our client faced the challenge of merging three distinct pension schemes into a single trust, each of which was administered separately by three different administrators using three different administration systems.Reading time: 5 minutes 24 January 2019
Our client had been administered in-house since inception. Pressures mounted for the Trustees when their system provider announced that their platform would be deactivated in six months time and the Pensions Manager announced their retirement after 30 years of service. Urgent action was needed to ensure the administration service kept delivering for members.Reading time: 5 minutes 24 February 2022