Latest scheme news

The Star Group Pension Scheme was set up to provide pensions for members employed by the following companies:

Express & Star Ltd
The Midland News Association Ltd
Precision Colour Printing Ltd
Press Computer Systems Ltd
Shropshire Newspapers Ltd
Star News Shops

The Star Group Pension Scheme was set up to provide members with opportunities to build finances for later life.

The scheme provides pension benefits for staff employed in the Claverley Group.

We have two schemes for members, one is defined contribution and the other is defined benefit scheme

The scheme was set up as a trust with assets completely separate from the company.

The Star Group Pension Scheme’s staff pensions committee is elected by staff members and pensioners to monitor what is happening with the pension fund and to raise questions and discuss issues with the trustees.

Committee members represent the whole active membership. The committee elects the two member nominated trustees who sit on the Trustee board of the Star Group Pension Fund.

They are: Chris Leggett, MNA brand and communications manager, and chairman of the staff committe (01902 319455 ext 4455) email:

MNA human resources manager Louise Sims, vice-chairman of the committee (ext 4320) or email:

Both Louise and Chris have been elected by the staff pensions committee. The committee members are:

Karen Knowles, Wolverhampton Magazine:

Gareth Williams, Press Computer Systems:

Debbie Pritchard, Precision Colour Printing:

Mark Cadman, MNA Digital:

Neil Clarkson, Shropshire Newspapers, advertising:

Mark Rushton, Express & Star financial:

Gwyneth Slavin, Express & Star advertising:

Ash Shamji, MNA group engineering manager:

Mike Arnold, MNA circulation:

Pensioner George Knight represents pensioner members in the Black Country, Staffordshire, North Worcestershire and the West Midlands: 01902 826853

Pensioner Dave Evans represents Shropshire Newspapers pensioner members: 01743 600259 email

Committee members
All active and pensioner members of the pension scheme can nominate someone to join the committee - as long as they are members of the scheme and they agree to being nominated. If anyone would like to nominate for the vacant positions they can do so by contacting the pensions office. Nomination forms are available from the pension office on 01902 313131 (ext 4248 or 4247).