If you have any problem concerning the Scheme or your benefits which you are unable to resolve, you can raise the matter formally using the internal dispute procedure which the Trustees have established.
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 committee (01902 319455 ext 4455) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MNA human resources manager Louise Sims, vice-chairman of the committee (ext 4320) or email: email@example.com
Both Louise and Chris have been elected by the staff pensions committee. The committee members are:
Gareth Williams, Press Computer Systems: firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Pritchard, Precision Colour Printing: DPritchard@pcpltd.net
Mark Rushton, Express & Star financial: email@example.com
Gwyneth Slavin, Express & Star advertising: G.Slavin@expressandstar.co.uk
Ash Shamji, MNA group engineering manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Arnold, MNA circulation: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
A former Press Computer Systems accounts supervisor has won £2,000 in cash after she filled out a survey for the Star Group Pension Scheme.
The staff committee of the Star Group Pension Scheme met on November 3.
The meeting included an update on the funding level, investment news and progress made to conduct detailed research on the scheme membership.
The Star Group team can help members with pension scheme queries or concerns on 01902 319247.
Click the button below to download the minutes of the meeting.