Secondary Pensions Seminar – Are you ready?

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BWCI Offices



John Martin, Partner, BWCI Group

John Ioannou-Droushiotis, HR Consultant, Focus HR


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Secondary pensions are due to be introduced to Guernsey from 1 January 2023 as set out in the Government Work Plan. Focus are pleased to be joined by guest speaker, John Martin of BWCI to provide an overview of the requirements, how they will impact businesses and the considerations employers will need to take. Focus HR will add to this by providing an overview of the HR and contractual requirements employers may need to take in preparation for the forthcoming changes. 

Course Overview

  • Details of the secondary pension requirements explained in a straight forward manner
  • How these requirements will impact on different business
  • Pension solutions for companies
  • Undergoing Contract and Handbook Amendments – Compulsory or Voluntary
  • Consultation processes – When, why and what they include
  • Discrimination Pitfalls

Benefits to You and Your Organisation

  • A better understanding of the secondary pension requirements and how this will impact on your business depending on what pension benefits (if any) you currently offer your staff
  • Current trends in the market place regarding secondary pension requirements i.e. what are companies are doing
  • Some potential tips for Employers on making compliance with these requirements easier
  • Understand the HR and people challenges associated with the secondary pensions requirements and the actions employers can take to prepare


The seminar will be lead by our guest speaker John Martin, Partner, BWCI group and will include:

  • An introduction by Focus HRS
  • Outline of the Secondary Pensions – Requirements, impact, market trends and tips by John Martin
  • HR, People and Contract considerations by John Ioannou-Droushiotis
  • Question and Answer session

The number of attendees per session may need to be limited due to room capacity. A further session may be held dependent on demand.

Registration and Refreshments

Attendees are welcome to arrive from 7:45 for registration. Coffee, tea and a light breakfast will be provided.

Reasonable Adjustments

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be able to attend this course or have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with [email protected]

About the Speakers

John Martin is a qualified actuary and has over 20 years of experience with local pensions (both corporate and individual RATS arrangements). He is BWCI’s specialist on secondary pensions and has been advising a large number of local employers from all industry sectors and different sizes on secondary pensions. He also designed our Blue Riband range of pension products which provide a local pension solution for secondary pensions.

John Ioannou-Droushiotis has extensive knowledge in employment relations and HR matters having worked within, and overseeing, the Employment Relations and Tribunal Service . During his time within the States of Guernsey John has supported businesses and employees in areas such as disciplinary and grievance, managing performance and sickness absence, redundancy, discrimination, contracts and policies. Graduating from Exeter University with a law degree, John utilised these skills when advising employers and employees on Guernsey employment law and best practice and most recently working on the Discrimination Legislation project where he put his industry focus and practical outlook to best use. John was also responsible for developing the future model of the Employment & Discrimination Tribunal during this time.


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BWCI Pension Trustees Limited is regulated and licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission under The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc. (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000

Data Protection

Personal data will be collected for the sole purpose of course management and managed in accordance with the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2017 (‘the Law’).  When you enroll on a course we will collect your first and last name, contact email addresses, contact phone numbers and other similar contact data.

On occasion we take photographs during the course which we hope you are happy to be in. A photograph of an individual represents “personal data” under the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679 EU) (GDPR), and its display also has implications under the privacy provisions of the Human Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2000.

Focus use the photographs from our events and training to showcase the range of services we offer to the business community and to help us promote future events and training courses on our website and social media pages.

We therefore ask that you notify John Ioannou-Droushiotis [email protected] or call 728824 if you’d prefer not to be in any photos.

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