PCCU Board of Directors celebrates CEO Kathryn’s 19 years of service
This month the Board and Staff at Pennine Community Credit Union showed their appreciation to Chief Executive Officer Kathryn Fogg who has completed 19 years of service to the credit union which started in 1982.
Kathryn has helped to steer PCCU from its original creation as Nelson Community Credit Union through two successful merges with Colne District and Burnley Area Credit Unions. This allowed more people in the Burnley and Pendle communities to enjoy the benefits of the saving and borrowing services that PCCU offer. PCCU now have three full time town centre branches open 6 days a week. The credit union has also recently formed a partnership with SPE Furnishings in Burnley to provide an ethical alternative to high interest pay weekly stores in the area, with a branch in store open a number of times a week to talk to the community about the savings accounts and finance available on furniture.
Throughout Kathryn’s leadership PCCU has reacted to the needs of the community and its account holders. Further expanding the Christmas Savings Account, which helps people at the most expensive time of the year. Listening to feedback from account holders PCCU also introduced telephoning banking services during office hours and the rolling out of the secure ‘Online Accounts’ area where members can request withdrawals, apply for affordable loans and contact PCCU at a time best suited to the account holder.
Kathryn has also contributed greatly to the Northwest Forum of ABCUL credit unions as a forum officer. Where credit unions from around the Northwest meet to share best practice, complete training and relay their credit union’s needs to ABCUL, who are the largest trade body for credit unions in the UK.
The Board of Directors delivered a lovely arrangement of flowers to the Nelson branch as a sign of their appreciation.