Royal London Group (“Royal London”) is the UK’s largest mutual pension provider and the largest employer in Wilmslow. In 2016, Royal London had more than 1,200 staff at its Wilmslow campus and contributed around £110m to the local economy.
In recent years, staff numbers have grown and we have expanded the range of services offered to our customers. We are receiving record volumes of new business and are considering growing our operation in Wilmslow by as much as 50%. Over time, the site could accommodate at least 1,500 staff, providing significant new employment opportunities for local people. However, the current premises are inefficient and unsuited to the needs of Royal London and of other modern occupiers.
Throughout the Local Plan process Royal London has resolutely made a case for policies that support the social and economic wellbeing of Wilmslow. We share the view of the Council that new homes in and around our campus will help to create an environment that retains and attracts quality businesses and their skilled staff in the town.
About Royal London
Royal London is the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK, with Group funds under management of £106 billion. Group businesses provide around 9.0 million policies and employ 3,449 people. (Figures quoted are as at 30 June 2017). Royal London funds including the property holding are managed by Royal London Asset Management
About Royal London Asset Management
Established in 1988, Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) is one of the UK's leading fund management companies, providing investment management solutions to both wholesale and institutional clients such as not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and the insurance sector.
RLAM manages £106 billion of assets and employs 85 investment professionals. It invests in all major asset classes including UK and overseas equities, government bonds, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, property and cash.
RLAM is an important player in the UK commercial property market, with around £5.9 billion of assets under management. RLAM’s team of 15 property professionals are all qualified chartered surveyors and have an average of over 22 years’ experience in the property market.
Further information about property investment at RLAM is available here at www.rlam.co.uk