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Join us for our Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk by Lou Macari

 

6.30pm, Wednesday, 24 April 2024

at Port Vale Football Club

Hamil Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 1AW.

 

Our 161st Annual General Meeting (AGM) is your opportunity to influence how your Society is run. You can hear about the Society’s performance, ask questions and exercise your voting rights in person.

This year we have chosen a new time and venue to enable more of our members to join us. You can also bring one guest along with you who need not be a member and should you require it, free transport will be available from our Head Office on St. Edward Street in Leek. Refreshments will be available prior to the meeting from 5:45pm.

We have a special guest in attendance – former Manchester United and Scotland footballer, Lou Macari, who will share his fascinating sporting and charitable experiences. 

Online and postal voting has now closed but you can still vote in person on the day at our AGM.

Guest Speaker – Lou Macari

 

Lou is a highly charismatic speaker who had a distinguished playing career in football. He also served as Stoke City Manager on two separate occasions. Since retiring from football, Lou has gone on to support a great number of homeless people through his Stoke-on-Trent charity, the Macari Foundation, which provides them with warm accommodation, four hot meals a day and a safe place to get back on their feet. There will be a Q&A session following Lou’s talk during which you can ask your own questions.

Information about our AGM

  • How can I vote?

    If you qualify to vote, you will receive your AGM voting pack which has all the information you will need to vote.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND THE AGM IN PERSON TO BE ABLE TO VOTE. In fact, most members tend to vote online or by post before the AGM. The closing date for receipt of online or postal votes is 12 noon on 20 April 2024.

    Online votes are captured on a secure voting portal administered by Howsons Electoral Services who are our independent scrutineers for the AGM. You will require your user ID and password which can be found on the Proxy Voting Form enclosed in your mailing pack. If you have received your AGM pack by email, the link provided will take you straight through to the online voting portal. Alternatively you can VOTE HERE.

  • Attending the AGM

    If you are planning to attend, please register by sending an email, including your customer number, which can be found on the top of your letter or email, to agmregistration@leekbs.co.uk by 12 noon on 20 April 2024. Please let us know if you will be bringing a guest and if you would like to use the free transport from Leek. Alternatively, you can register by calling us or by visiting one of our branches. If you wish to vote at the AGM, you will need to bring your voting form or some other evidence of your Leek Building Society membership such as your passbook or mortgage statement. Car parking will be available at Port Vale Football Club. 

  • What should I do if I have a question for the Board?

    You are invited to submit any questions you have ahead of the AGM by emailing agmquestions@leekbs.co.uk or you can write to us at Leek Building Society, 50 St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5DL. When doing so, please include your customer number which you will also find at the top of your letter or email. All questions will be answered at the AGM and will be recorded, anonymously, within the minutes of the meeting which will be published on our website afterwards. The closing date for receipt of questions ahead of the AGM is 12 noon on 20 April 2024. Of course if you are attending the AGM in person, you will be able to ask questions during the meeting.

  • Your vote will help local charities and community groups

    For every online vote received, we will donate 50 pence and for every vote received by post, we will donate 20 pence to this year’s nominated charities – the Macari Foundation which supports homeless people and the Leek Building Society Charitable Foundation which assists a broad range of charities and community groups. Funds will be split evenly between these two wonderful organisations. 

    Last year's AGM raised £9,572 which was donated to the Leek Building Society Charitable Foundation.

  • You can help the environment too

    Many of our members have opted to receive their AGM pack by email and we would like to thank them for helping the environment. In recognition of this, we will pass the savings in postage costs to this year’s nominated charities. If you would like us to send your AGM and other information by email in the future, you can opt to do this when you are voting online or when you are filling out your Proxy Voting Form.

Directors standing for election/re-election

Meet our Directors standing for election/re-election below or read their full profiles by clicking here.

John Gibson BSc

John Gibson BSc

Independent Non-Executive Director since January 2024
Felicity Bambery BA, FCA

Felicity Bambery BA, FCA

Independent Non-Executive Director since July 2022
Dave Cheeseman BSc, FIA

Dave Cheeseman BSc, FIA

Independent Non-Executive Director since April 2021
Steve Clarke BA, ACMA

Steve Clarke BA, ACMA

Finance Director and Executive Director since November 2022
Rachel Court JP, BA Oxon

Rachel Court JP, BA Oxon

Independent Non-Executive Director since November 2014 and Independent Chair since April 2016
Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director since September 2021
Darren Ditchburn MSc, AdvCeMAP

Darren Ditchburn MSc, AdvCeMAP

DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SINCE JANUARY 2022
Andrew Healy MBE, MoB, BSc, Chartered FCIPD

Andrew Healy MBE, MoB, BSc, Chartered FCIPD

Chief Executive and Executive Director since December 2018
​Jane Kimberlin BA

​Jane Kimberlin BA

Independent Non-Executive Director since November 2016 and Senior Independent Director since March 2022

Supporting information for your AGM

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Business Review, Summary Financial Statement and Notice of AGM.

Members' Review 2023

Our Members’ Review booklet includes our 2023 Business Review and Summary Financial Statement. You will also find the Notice of AGM and important information relating to the different resolutions you can vote on.

Our Directors

Meet the Directors

Our Non-Executive and Executive Directors bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Board. They look after the financial interests of the Society and its members. Learn more about our directors here.

Read the highlights of how Leek United Building Society performed in our latest financial report.

2023 Annual Report & Accounts

To view our 2023 Annual Report & Accounts, please click here.

Information on voting conditions and notes on voting can be found here.

Voting Conditions and Notes on Voting

Information on voting conditions and notes on voting can be found here.