At 4pm this afternoon, we will be virtually attending the UK Pension Awards with faint hopes that my start-up AgeWage will pick up some kind of recognition for our work.
I’ve bragged before about being up for four awards and I am proud that we are competing against some very large organizations for some very “coveted” gongs.
I do believe that the AgeWage scoring system has applications across DC and it is right that we used this platform to put our best foot forwards.
With start ups , the value proposition changes. What we wrote for the judges was pre-lockdown, before the two mighty papers on value for money from DWP and FCA and certainly before the implications of the pandemic had sunk in.
Britain needs open pensions and so does AgeWage. We can only prosper with the free flow of data between providers and the various dashboards that people will use to manage their retirement affairs.
For all the unreality of a virtual awards ceremony, the platform given small firms like AgeWage to be viewed alongside many of the behemoths is valuable both to us and our rivals in the judge’s affections.