Our responsibility

Empowering our employees

Our employees are empowered to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our culture

The culture at Punter Southall Aspire is one of the most important elements to our success. Our employees are empowered to be flexible, innovative and collaborative to achieve the best possible outcomes for ourselves, the company and our clients.

We encourage employees to work autonomously, celebrate achievements and support them in pursuing their passions so that they can build a career they love and create the future they want.


Diversity and inclusion

PS Aspire embraces and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

We bring together different perspectives from around the globe and from different walks of life and we encourage each employee to learn from one another sharing views, ideas and experiences. As a result, our workforce is eclectic, innovative and dynamic with a more rounded, richer way of thinking that can only build on our core values: simplicity, flexibility and innovation.diversity and inclusion report-1

A central part of our vision for a fully diverse and inclusive environment includes increasing the representation of women at all levels and maintaining a varied and equal split of ages. 

Our 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Report shares the steps we are taking to achieve our vision.

Read the report



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Punter Southall Aspire are delighted to be recognised as an Age Friendly Employer by Business in the Community in their 2020 Responsible Business awards.

Business in the Community exists to inspire and engage businesses to become more responsible and tackle some of the society's biggest issues. Punter Southall Aspire have been recognised in their annual awards as BITC Responsible Business Champions, in the Age category. The award recognises businesses who are demonstrating a strong commitment to an aging workforce, responding to the opportunities and challenges involved in an ageing workforce, and creating workplaces where people of all ages can thrive.

BITC highlighted Punter Southall Aspire's ‘Manage the Gap’ initiative in particular, which champions inclusion and diversity across a growing multi-generational workforce – contributing to a more harmonious and productive business culture.

Punter Southall Aspire become Race at Work Charter signatory

Punter Southall Aspire has signed up to the Race at Work Charter, an initiative designed to improve outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic employees in the UK.

Steve Butler, CEO, Punter Southall Aspire said:

"We are a business that is open and inclusive for anyone. By signing the Race at Work Charter we are signalling our commitment to ensuring that ethnic minority employees are represented at all levels in our organisation - this means taking practical steps to ensure our workplace is representative of society as a whole."

Find out more here

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Punter Southall Aspire wins award for Next Gen Culture

We were delighted to be named the winners of Management Today's NextGen Culture award category at their 2020 awards. Commenting on the win, CEO Steve Butler said: "We are very pleased that Management Today has recognised the hard work we have carried out in recent years to transform our culture and look forward to continuing to share it with our corporate and individual clients in future."

Find out more about our award win here.



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In 2019 Punter Southall Aspire were delighted to receive the Diversity and Inclusion award at The Rewards, in recognition of our efforts to increase transparency and proactively champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The Rewards celebrate success in the payroll, HR, reward, pensions and employee benefits space.


The Diversity Project

Punter Southall Aspire are proud members of the Diversity Project. The Diversity Project is a cross-company initiative, championing a more inclusive culture within the Savings and Investment profession.

As members, we are committed to the Project’s vision: to create a truly diverse and inclusive UK investment and savings industry, with the right talent to deliver the best possible results for our clients and to reflect the society we serve.

Find out more about the Diversity Project and their ten point action plan.


Punter Southall Aspire CEO Steve Butler's book shortlisted as 'An Exceptional Book That Promotes Diversity'

Punter Southall CEO Steve Butler's book 'Manage the Gap: Achieving Success with Intergenerational Teams' has been shortlisted by the Business Book Awards in the category of 'An Exceptional Book That Promotes Diversity'. Manage the Gap identifies the demographic revolution which is underway in the workplace, and seeks to empower employers to effectively manage the different skills and assets brought by the different generations in the workplace. Find out more about the book here.


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Punter Southall Aspire CEO Steve Butler has been welcomed as a role model by LGBT Great, a fantastic organisation driving LGBT+ diversity and inclusion within the global investment and savings industry. LGBT Great’s Role Models are LGBT+ or ally individuals who are working in or with the investment industry across all levels.

You can find out more about the Role Models Project1000 here.

Age diversity

Punter Southall Aspire are delighted to have been included on Renegade Generation's 'Leading Age-Friendly Employers' list, recognising the organisations that are pioneering the age diversity space.

Renegade Generation work to source career options for the over 40s and to unleash the untapped value of mature talent. The list highlights the companies who are committed to increasing their age-friendliness and are proud to be leading the way. 

We were also nominated for the 2019 Money Age Diversity Award, recognising the importance of diversity in the workplace.

The award recognises the companies who are committed to increasing their age-friendliness and are proud to be leading the way.

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Wellness and safety

group-csr-handsPS Aspire is committed to providing a safe working environment and supporting our employees’ well-being. We believe that you need a healthy mind and body to effectively fulfil your career potential, which is why we offer benefits designed to improve your physical, mental and financial wellness.

  • We understand the importance of a work life balance, offering flexible working patterns and generous annual leave!

  • We also offer various fitness incentives to help with your physical well-being such as the Cycle to Work Scheme and discounted gym memberships.

  • Recognising that mental health is as important as physical health means we offer a fully confidential counselling service and regularly have training from mental health representatives so that we can look out for our peers.

  • PS Aspire also works closely with The Money Charity and offers our MyAspire platform to all employees with the aim to offer guidance and assistance regarding financial wellness.


Training and development

Punter Southall Aspire has achieved Investors in People accreditation, helping us to create a thriving workplace where a combination of leadership excellence and the opportunity to fulfil employee potential is delivering the best possible outcomes for everyone. We believe that investing in our people is vital to our success.

We recognise the value of employees developing their skills and technical knowledge relevant to their current, or anticipated next role, through self-study and the attainment of professional qualifications.

As we have a variety of business units and job types within the business, there are many training routes available linked to the career path you take. Below we’ve listed some of the key professional bodies with which employees have previously studied:

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Professional Qualifications: for those looking to achieve a qualification which is relevant for Retail Investment Advice.

Pensions Management Institute (PMI) Professional Qualifications: for those working in the field of employee benefits and retirement savings.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) training and development programmes: offered to employees in a management role.

As well as the professional qualifications mentioned above, we also believe in providing on-the-job learning opportunities that support your professional development and enable you to fulfil your potential, including:

Working on cross-team projects to enhance development

Joining internal committees, for example people, risk, communications and more

Taking part in volunteering opportunities ranging from supporting local schools to mentoring

Networking events hosted by corporate partners and organisations that we work with

Accessing internal courses in relevant areas or fields of interest

Shadowing meetings