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Empowering pensions

Imagine a future where every workplace is empowered with cutting-edge, data-driven solutions for their pension plans. That's our goal. To be the go-to provider for pension software in the UK. 

Heywood’s technology-enabled solutions are driven by data and innovation. And our dedicated team is made up of genuine pension specialists. Our aim is to transform how members navigate their financial journeys. We take pride in providing the necessary tools and knowledge to guide you towards a financially secure future. 

How we work

Our approach employs agile principles to tackle customer and industry challenges, always keeping us responsive to changing needs. Got a problem? We’ll solve it.

We work in cross-functional scrum teams. Together, we identify, design, and implement solutions that make a stand-out difference to our customers and scheme members. And we're always looking for new ways to enhance your experience for the better. 

Our people

The Heywood identity is shaped by our diverse and dedicated team. Our people are our strength, our vision, and our advantage.

We are steadfast in fostering an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone deserves a seat at the table. And we work tirelessly to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all. It’s this dedication that sets Heywood apart, and fuels our passion for success.

Our values

We encourage people to be themselves. We work together. We make things happen. These three core values aren’t just words on paper. They’re at the heart of everything we do.

Our values have been developed by our people and articulate who we are as a company. They help us shape and nurture our culture and strengthen our engagements within the industry. In short, they give us the edge. 

Our accreditations

Heywood places a strong emphasis on quality. It’s the foundation of our success. And the cornerstone of our commitment to you. 

Our history

With almost 50 years of pension experience behind us, we’ve got a long history of quality, expertise and success.


Heywood was formed in 1975 as a small consulting actuaries firm. That same year, we were closely involved in the formation of the CLASS Group - a public/private partnership benefiting our LGPS, Police, and Fire customers still to this day.


Fast-forward to 2002. Our transformative merger with Aquila made us the largest UK provider of life and pensions administration systems. The Aquila Heywood Group evolved over the years, with the Aquila segment being sold in 2018. 


In February 2021, BlackRock Long Term Private Capital (LTPC) acquired Aquila Heywood, solidifying support for our fast-growing customer base. November 2021 marked a significant milestone as the company rebranded as Heywood Pension Technologies, with a renewed focus on products and services. 


Heywood is now leading the industry with our innovative technologies. We’ve made it our mission to simplify pensions administration, drive operational efficiency, and leverage the power of digital engagement. 

Today, our software plays a pivotal role in securing the financial futures of millions of people.

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