Bravura is delighted to announce two award wins at this year’s Pensions Age Awards.
Taking place yesterday (21 March) in London, the Bravura team brought home trophies for Best Marketing Campaign and Pensions Personality of the Year for its principal consultant and pensions specialist, Jonathan Hawkins.
After working more than 25 years in the pensions space, Jonathan joined Bravura in 2018 and has worked within the Group – including its subsidiary Delta Financial Systems – to expand the company’s offering in the pensions space.
This includes him leading a highly skilled mixed team of developers, consultants, testers, infrastructure, service design and more across the globe to design and build its industry-leading Integrated Service Provider (ISP), Dashboards Connect, as well as acting as a vital source of inspiration for the industry to challenge the status quo and use dashboards to effectively digitise the industry and bring substantial benefits to individuals and firms once dashboards are available to the public.
Last year, Jonathan took a leading role in the company’s Pension Dashboard Week initiative, which also secured gold for Best Marketing Campaign of the Year. The campaign, which saw more than 1,500 industry participants register for its awareness raising week, aimed to inspire the pensions industry to think beyond the upcoming Pensions Dashboard Programme staging deadlines and focus on the benefits the regulation could bring to both providers and individuals.
The campaign featured a range of talks, webinars and Q&As, designed to inspire and educate Pension Providers, Schemes, TPAs and Wealth Platforms about what is involved and required to connect to the pensions dashboards ecosystem, whilst also highlighting how best-in-class technology can turn the possibilities that dashboards present into reality.
Jonathan Hawkins, principal consultant and pensions specialist, said: “I’m obviously over the moon to be named Pensions Age’s Pensions Personality of the Year. I’ve been following the development of the pensions dashboards programme for at least seven years now and it’s a hugely exciting initiative to be part of and help the industry take one step closer to the holy grail of open finance as well as encourage people to better understand and engage with their pensions. It’s not just a huge privilege for me, but a massive validation for the entire talented Pensions Dashboards project team at Bravura and our subsidiaries Delta Financial Systems and FinoComp, who have all been instrumental in creating our scalable ISP microservices – Dashboards Connect – and leading the industry with our innovative and inclusive events. The digitisation of pensions is coming, and I’m excited to be at the vanguard of that revolution, and commit to further helping the industry imagine the future.”
Justine Pattullo, marketing manager EMEA, added: “Despite our rich history in pensions in Australia and Delta having more than 30 years’ experience in the UK SIPPs market, this is relatively new territory for Bravura and a fantastic achievement to celebrate two wins at one of the industry’s most prestigious awards. This all in-house created campaign brought together deep expertise from right across our business and showed how we are able to break into new ground as a Group using the huge amount of talent we have within the business. Huge thanks to all the team for helping to make this happen.”