Whilst I was working for a private company for many years, I enjoyed them putting me in their non contributory pension scheme. I felt really valued to be joining the men who automatically qualified upon entering service. In my day, there was a reluctance to put women in – we might leave and inconvenience them! However my point is that the pension scheme invests in many different quarters and I have noticed recently that bucking a usual trend, their interests in the world of property investment has really boomed this year. A couple of years ago, I nearly asked for my stake to be moved to something that looked more positive in the stock market But I didn’t and I am relieved – the commercial properties involved are amongst the best performers. So one man’s castle is another man’s property kingpin!