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A pragmatic and practical trustee.  Working with him, I am impressed by his all-round knowledge and his ability to get to the heart of the matter and drive schemes forward.  His approach is always responsible, but proportionate to the scheme's needs and resources.  He brings a wealth of experience from decades at the sharp end of managing and administering pension schemes, and my experience is that he has a real ability to bring together trustees and advisers to work effectively for the benefit of members.

Rosalind Connor

Partner, ARC Pensions Law

Michael and I have worked together as co trustees on a fast growing defined contribution master trust where Michael is the chairman. He is a delight to work with. He is a very knowledgeable trustee able to tackle a very wide range of issues.  He is constructive in the way he works, focussing on good member outcomes and the best way to achieve them.  Pragmatic and commercial, he is prepared to tackle the difficult issues but does so in such a charming way that everyone remains focussed on delivering a good solution to the issues.

Jane Kola

formerly Partner Gowling WLG now Partner ARC Pensions Law, Partner ARC Pensions Law

We have known Mike Clark for a number of years both in his previous roles in pensions administration and more recently he has worked closely with us as a provider of secretarial services to the Trustee Board since 2013.
I have no hesitation in endorsing Mike as a tireless and dedicated member of the team. Our Trustee Board has seen some turbulent times over the last few years, and throughout those periods, Mike has always been ready to help and support both the Board and individual trustees with advice and practical solutions to the many issues that we have had to face. His wide experience makes him and his company a valuable resource, and it’s always good know that he’s there, ready to offer support and guidance.

Hamish Dawson

former Acting Chair, IPC Media Pension Scheme, IPC Media Pension Scheme

I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael to prospective clients, who may be looking for a reliable and cost-effective Independent Trustee.

Michael has many years of experience in the industry and utilises that to great effect, providing a professional and approachable addition to any trustee board.

Simon Kew

Assistant Director, Deloitte

I have worked with Michael for a few years now and have found him extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic. He is an excellent independent trustee, proactive and helpful. I am pleased to recommend him as an professional trustee.

Heather Chandler

Pensions Partner at Shoosmiths, Pension Scheme Trustee, Independent Trustee, Milton Keynes Pensions Team Manager, Shoosmiths

I have found CBC to be professional, knowledgeable and ever helpful. CBC has made a positive contribution to the team by working effectively with all our stakeholders. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Nigel Tinsley

Pensions Director, BAE Systems

By providing professional minute secretariat services CBC have certainly added value as well as allowing me to concentrate on my role as Pensions Manager during Trustee meetings. CBC also provide a useful sounding board as well being a source of news and ideas to me.

Jim Clerkin FCII FPMI Dip IEB

Pensions Manager, MRC Pension Scheme

I have known Mike for over 20 years and would be delighted to recommend his services.

Mike’s knowledge of the pensions area is outstanding and his guidance to Trustees is concise and well thought through. He is very strong on delivery and I am certain would provide Boards of Trustees with a service they would appreciate from day 1.

Russ Warman

Co-Owner, Chadney Bulgin Pensions & Wealth Planning

I just started with PureCircle USA and had no knowledge of the UK Pension Scheme requirements, so I didn’t know where to begin. I was told we had 3 months to complete the Pension Scheme set-up or pay a hefty fine. I was in panic mode so I reached out to several of my HR colleagues for referrals after speaking with several firms I found CBC Pension Services and spoke with Michael Clark.

I was pleasantly surprised with Michael’s professionalism and knowledge. Michael had the ability to explain the Pension Scheme in simplistic terms for me to understand. Michael and Michelle were able to handle the Pension Scheme set-up and work with our payroll service to ensure we met our deadline. Michael was able to assist me in creating a Pension Scheme informational presentation for our employees and assisted in Q&A.

Michael and Michelle are very responsive and helpful, always going above and beyond the scope of their required work. I would highly recommend Michael and Michelle to anyone going through the Pension Scheme process.

Leslie Cray

HR Lead, PureCircle Inc

As a regional fund manager we asked CBC to investigate the potential for us entering a segment of the pensions market.

Over the duration of the project we found CBC to be proactive, personable and knowledgeable. The resulting report enabled us to make a clear decision as to the target market segment.We would have no hesitation in recommending CBC to other organisations.

David Hughes

COO, Jessop Fund Managers Limited