08th Jul 2022

Bands, Tours and Live Scores!

This year marks 20-20 Trustees 40th birthday. From humble beginnings to almost tripling in size since 2017, we’re meeting the team that help make the magic happen. Next up, it’s Ben Salmons.

I’m a Senior Trustee Consultant. My role predominantly involves working alongside Trustee Directors on a number of schemes to help ensure that they run smoothly, while maintaining good relationships and communication with advisers and sponsors. I’m also part of our Risk Transfer Team.

My interests include football, Sheffield United in particular! I also like music (especially Sheffield’s finest: The Arctic Monkeys), playing guitar, cooking, eating out, and spending time with my wife and daughter.

Growing up I wanted to be a musician. I’d have loved touring and gigging around the world. My realistic plan though was that I’d be a teacher like my dad, which is much less exciting!

My first job was with the Home Office. It was while I was at college, I was part of the casework team, that processed student visa applications. It all felt very grown up!

If I was having a dinner party… I’d invite Jimi Hendrix, because the guy was a genius. Billy Connolly, because imagine the laughs. Muhammad Ali, because imagine the stories.

Stranger things sign
The Stranger Things series is turning Ben’s world upside down!

The industry has changed a lot. There seems to be a continuous flow of new regulations and codes. I keep up to date with everything through 20-20’s training and webinars. The team on teams are also an amazing resource.

Engaging, Exciting and Inclusive. That’s how I’d sum up 20-20 in three words.

I’m currently watching Stranger Things. It’s unlike anything else on TV and season 4 has taken it up another level… my mind is still blown!

The apps I can’t live without. My daughter’s nursery app, and if you’re a football fan, you’ve got to have LiveScore. It’s the best for score updates… they ping up before the ball’s even hit the back of the net!

If I was to give advice to my younger self, it would be to find a career that uses your strengths and skills, even if it’s not the obvious path. Also, in 10 years’ time, everyone will be flexible working, so make sure you have space in your house for a little office away from the kids!

With over 40 years-experience in trusteeship, 20-20 Trustees is an award-winning professional independent trustee organisation, committed to making a difference in the world of pensions. Whatever your trustee requirement, we can help. Get in touch today!