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Hozelock pension scheme appoints Aon Hewitt for integrated pension services

LONDON, 6 January 2014 – Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), has announced that the Hozelock Limited Pension and Assurance Scheme has appointed it to provide actuarial, investment and pensions management services.

Hozelock manufactures a comprehensive range of gardening products that cover garden watering, garden pressure sprayers and pond equipment.  Its pension scheme has assets of approximately £50 million and around 750 members.

Trevor Austin, chairman of the trustees of the Hozelock scheme, said:

Aon Hewitt offered us actuarial and investment advice and also the opportunity to gain access to the most up to date thinking. That is not always available to smaller schemes but Aon Hewitt’s clients vary between the very largest schemes and those – such as ourselves – of more modest size.  We are looking forward to being able to share the benefits of their market-leading thinking and advice.”

Russell Agius, partner at Aon Hewitt, said:

“It’s commonly thought that leading edge thinking tends to emerge from the activities of the largest pension schemes, but it’s clear that medium sized schemes need the best – and most appropriate – advice for them too. Our know-how spans schemes of all sizes while our integrated services can offer a more streamlined approach and clearer governance.”


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