British Credit Union Historical Society

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Launched in 2016 in partnership with The Credit Union Foundation and Citi Foundation, CU  Futures is a 10-month development programme, including an industry standard qualification accredited by the London Institute of Banking and Finance, to give meaningful development support to future credit union managers, directors and leaders. The aim is to make CU Futures a sustainable programme, funded by ABCUL Members to attract and retain talent within the credit union movement, and to educate and strengthen the sector by providing the necessary tools and resources to develop strong leadership.

Credit Union Futures Class of 2019

 The candidates worked on a group project towards addressing challenges facing the credit union sector. From the candidates in 2019 they were split into groups of to work together and presented their project to a panel on completion at the ABCUL 2019 AGM Conference. the winners were Aisha Stewart (London Mutual Credit Union) and Caterina Angieri (Commsave Credit Union) with their excellent concept and presentation of a UK credit union staff exchange Hub.



Stacey Mitchinson - 1st Class Credit Union Caterina Angieri - Commsave Credit Union

Aisha Stewart - London Mutual Credit Union Adam Wilson - NE First Credit Union

David Cairns - NHS Credit Union Rachel Edwards - Nottingham Credit Union

Jaspreet Kaur - Penny Post Credit Union Olivia Sharman - Transave UK



Credit Union Futures Class of 2018

The second CU Futures graduation ceremony took place In March 2018 as part of the ABCUL annual conference. Once again it was a very special occasion to see another class of passionate and committed young people celebrating their hard work and achievements over the past year.

The participants  Jodie Bastable from Pennine Community Credit Union Tom Brockley from Darlington Credit Union Matthew Butler from FairShare Credit Union Nicola Dobson from NHS Scotland & North England Credit Union Lori Forsyth from East Kilbride Credit Union Lauren Humphris from The Pentecostal Credit Union Mikey Jones from Police Credit Union Toni Lynn from Enterprise Credit Union Luke McGilvray from 1st Class Credit Union Andrew Moulding from Clevr Money Shannon Scott from Mosshill Credit Union Mohammed Rizwan Shams from Cardiff & The Vale Credit Union Callum Skears from Commsave Credit Union Gemma Thomson from Greenwich & Bexley Credit Union

Credit Union Futures Class of 2017

The class have celebrated their graduation from the programme. Candidates worked on a group project towards addressing challenges facing the credit union sector. The future leaders received their scrolls at the ABCUL Annual Conference Manchester in March 2017. One of the key aims is retaining young talent and equipping them with the relevant skills and knowledge to manage credit unions and support sustainability and succession planning for the sector.

The participants  Emma Cameron (HI-Scot Credit Union) Amie Ellis (Derbyshire Community Bank) Lauren Foley (Hull & East Yorkshire Credit Union) Kirsty Gallagher (Central Liverpool Credit Union) Aimee Hastings (1st Class Credit Union) Jonathan Juppet (East Sussex Credit Union) Ruksana Kauser (Calderdale Credit Union) Matt London (London Capital Credit Union) Nathan McNaught (Advance Credit Union) Natalie McQuade (NHS Credit Union) Janet Palmer (Lewisham Plus Credit Union) Joe Platt (South Manchester Credit UnionDaniel Peers (Enterprise Credit Union) Diego Quiroga Martinez (Crownsavers) Nicola Saunders (1st Alliance (Ayrshire) Credit Union) Debbie Smith-Hands (Pennine Community Credit Union) Danny Thomas (Norwich Credit Union) Johanna Williamson (TransaveUKNick Froud

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18.08 | 14:55

I am very proud to be a part of the credit union and the ethos of people helping people.

Congratulations to No1 CopperPot.

14.07 | 04:57

A very inspiring and educational experience. It awaken my interest to serve the community.

01.07 | 13:06

As schools Development Worker for Unify Credit Union, I found the schools project resources very useful.... some really good ideas, Thank you x

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