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Rijk Zwaan

When Rijk Zwaan’s previous advisors withdrew from giving corporate advice, they came to Ardent for a comprehensive review of their group pension scheme.


Rijk Zwaan UK’s previous advisors had withdrawn from giving corporate advice, so they chose Ardent to carry out a full review of their existing Group Pension Scheme to ensure it was competitively priced and Auto-Enrolment ready.


We conducted extensive research on the existing scheme to ensure it met with the company’s aims both now and in the future.


We were able to recommend a more cost effective Group Pension Scheme that would save the members money in annual management charges compared to their existing scheme. The new scheme is also auto-enrolment compliant, reducing costs for the company in the long term.


Ardent have recently overseen the introduction of an auto-enrolment compliant pension scheme at the UK office of the global vegetable and salad seed breeding and distribution supplier Rijk Zwaan.

Jayne Copeland, Country Manager at the Pocklington office said:

“The team at Ardent Financial Planning worked with us every step of the way when we chose to update our pension scheme to the auto-enrolment model.

“Their advice was invaluable. Despite the complexities involved they oversaw a seamless transition to the new arrangement. Members of staff are delighted with their new pension scheme.”

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Team members working with Rijk Zwaan

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    Michael Oglesby

    Director & Later Life Financial Planner


    Later-Life Financial Planning

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    Mark Fisher



    Financial Planning

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    Chris Tordoff



    Operations and Planning