Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

Winner: Best Plain Language Website — Private Sector 2022

Mercer (N.Z.) Limited

Mercer | Sarah Barnaby and Sarah Whitelock


Judges’ comments

We’re big fans of this website. It’s one of the best examples we’ve seen that proves plain language doesn’t have to be devoid of personality.

You’ve applied plain language writing and information design principles consistently and effectively. Words are clear, simple, precise, and engaging. The website’s tone is friendly, professional, and supportive. In fact, it’s enjoyable to read, which matches the goal of the site — enjoy investing!

You seem to have done a lot of commendable research, analysis, and evaluation.

Well done! The content team at Mercer (N.Z.) can be very proud of their mahi.

Media statement

We are delighted to be recognised in the Plain Language Awards for our new financial wellness platform — The Table.

At Mercer, making a difference in people’s lives is at the heart of what we do.

We’re committed to closing the 20% gap between men and women in retirement savings.

Because we believe that all Kiwi women should have access to easy-to-understand financial information, and the opportunity to invest in ethical, high performing KiwiSaver funds. Our vision is that women with solid investment goals can create a better financial future for both themselves and their whānau.

That’s why we’ve developed The Table — where Kiwi women talk money, and get the support they need to get financially literate, build their wealth, and get their KiwiSaver sorted.

We’re inclusive and have designed our offering to suit any life stage or style. We recognise that over half of our members are women, and some of them are casual workers, and/or work part-time, or are taking a break from employment. There are nuances and challenges around building wealth for many women, and we understand that.

You don’t have to have it all figured out to start your financial wellness journey. Simply visit

Tatiana Mes
Principal Marketing and Communications Manager
Consumer Wealth
Mercer (N.Z.) Limited