Employee benefits specialist Mattioli Woods scooped one of the major honours at a national awards ceremony held in London. The company lifted the title of ‘Best Corporate Pensions Advice Firm’ after judges hailed the “impressive” way it balanced technology and engagement with clients on retirement issues.

The accolade was received on Mattioli Woods’ behalf by consultant Charles Goodman at an event hosted by Retirement Planner magazine at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Knightsbridge. Organisers said the awards celebrated “dynamic and fresh ways to offer retirement planning and pensions advice services” and companies who were “rising to the challenge of pension provision, particularly in the light of recent pension freedoms”.

In its submission, Mattioli Woods – which has more than 700 employee benefit clients across the UK – pointed to innovations including financial education workshops it introduced in 2016 to help employees effectively plan their savings and expenditure.

Managing Director, Employee Benefits Alan Fergusson said: “Our focus on member engagement is proving a great success as many people struggle understanding not only their benefits at work, but the plethora of choices available in the market, and the wider income options available at retirement.

“Mattioli Woods offers an integrated financial services proposition that is appropriate for both employees and employers, based on clear and robust delivery, with transparent pricing that is clearly understood. We are delighted to have had these achievements officially recognised by our industry peers”.