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Broadstone joins GRiD to keep up to date with industry developments

Press release 9 May 2022.

Broadstone: specialist pensions, trustee and employee benefits adviser, has joined GRiD, the industry body for group risk, to keep up to date with industry developments as the company grows. The training provided by GRiD is a particular pull, along with the platform GRiD has that gives members the opportunity to have influence within the wider industry.

Paul McGuckin, director, head of employee benefits at Broadstone, said: ‘I became conscious that, as we grew, we had less time to keep up to date with industry developments and that our training and development needs had become, if anything, more demanding.

‘The pandemic has changed how we interact with both our clients and our industry providers, it has highlighted the importance of both sustainable talent development and of having the ability to influence a sector in which we are a significant player. GRiD membership provides us with a recognized, and credible, platform from which we can address these equally important challenges more fully.’

Among other benefits, GRiD membership provides opportunities for training, networking, and access to consultation responses, industry leaders, claims data and research.

Paul White, chair of GRiD said: ‘Our reach, both within the industry and beyond, adds real value to our members, and ultimately supports our clients. And the wider the breadth of our membership, the better we’re able to do this. We offer a very warm welcome to Broadstone and look forward to working together.’

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For further information please contact:

Sharon Mason 
SMUK Marketing and PR 
Mob: 07747 611773
Land: 01252 843350

Katharine Moxham
Spokesperson for GRiD
Mob: 07887 512508

Notes for editors

About GRiD

Group Risk Development (GRiD) is the industry body for the group risk sector, promoting the value to UK businesses of providing financial protection for their staff, enhancing their wellbeing and improving employee engagement. Our membership includes insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries and those operating in (or with other interests in) the UK group risk market. Together this forms a collective wealth of experience built over many years. Under the chairmanship of Paul White (head of technical, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing) GRiD aims to promote group risk through a collective voice to Government, policymakers, stakeholders and employers.

GRiD works with government departments and regulators involved in legislation and regulation affecting group risk benefits, and with other organisations involved in the benefits and financial protection arenas. GRiD also seeks to enhance the industry's standing by encouraging best practice and by participating in industry-wide initiatives such as the professional qualification in group risk managed jointly with the Chartered Insurance Institute.

GRiD’s media activity aims to generate a wider awareness and understanding of group risk products and their benefits for employers and employees.

GRiD's dedicated spokesperson, Katharine Moxham, provides expert media comment on a full range of group risk issues.

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The opportunity to influence group risk policymaking.



GRiD is a respected voice in the protection sector – as such, membership enhances the status of member organisations.



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