Featured Face: Candace Benger

At PTL we pride ourselves on being personable. Meet Candace Benger.

Camdace BengerWhat was your favourite subject at school?

I quite liked maths believe it or not.

Worst?

Art, I am rubbish at drawing.

Do you have a nickname?

“Benge”.

If you had to be classified as a member of a “generation” which wouldit be?

90’s generation.

What was the first record that you bought?

Probably Take That.

What was the last concert you went to?

Take That.

What did you want to be when you were at school?

Nurse.

What was your first job?

Waitress/Pot washer.

How did you start in the pensions profession?

Through temping at Prudential.

What is your favourite book and film?

I couldn’t possibly choose a favourite book, I love so many.  Same with films.

Do you support a sporting team?

I’m from a family of Manchester United fans but I like to see Reading do well.  They seem to be on the up!

What three adjectives would your colleagues use to describe you?

Approachable, forthright, undaunted.

What aspect of pensions legislation or provision would you change if you could?

Any piece which makes things far more complicated that it needs to be.

In your opinion who is the most irritating person in the industry or public eye? 

Amanda Holden

Who is the most influential person in the pensions industry?

Steve Webb.

Should saving into a pension be compulsory? 

Yes.

Pension or ISA?

Both.

What is your worst habit?

Biting my nails.

When was the last time you lost your temper?

Really lost my temper, about a year ago.

What was the last “bargain” you got?

A pack of three baby vests for 4p in Tesco!

What is your favourite meal and drink?

My mum’s roast lamb and a Jack Daniels and Coke.

What is the biggest bet you ever placed and did you win?

Probably about £10 spread over a few horses at the National and no I didn’t win.

Who would be your ideal dinner guest?

Robbie Williams.

What was the last country you visited?

Cyprus.

How do you plan to spend your retirement years?

I don’t even know what I’m doing next week.

Congratulations, you’ve won the lottery. What next?

Hire a cleaner.

Candace is a manager for PTL and has responsibility for many different types of pension scheme including ongoing, winding up (both with solvent and insolvent employers) and closed schemes. 

To contact Candace email cbenger@ptluk.com or phone 0118 957 0331

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