Ken Jackson receives award at Co-op Credit Union AGM

The award recognises members for outstanding contributions to the organisation

Credit union pioneer Ken Jackson received the Graham Southall Award at the recent annual general meeting of the Co-op Credit Union.

Now in its fourth year, the award recognises members for outstanding contributions to the organisation.

Mr Jackson has been a member of the credit union’s supervisory committee for 18 years. Currently retired, he has worked for the Co-operative Bank.

Ken Jackson Graham Southall Award
Ken Jackson, left, receives the award from the Co-op Credit Union president Graham Southall

He said: “I had no idea I was going to receive this award. It has come as a great surprise as I really enjoy my supervisory work for the credit union.”

Chair David Fawell also said: “I am delighted this award has been presented to Ken who has made such a major contribution to the Co-op Credit Union over many years.”

He added that the credit union was “in good shape”. Last year the Co-op Credit Union granted 2,300 loans. Since being set up in 1998, it has lent over £32m.

“At a time when many families are facing tough financial challenges the credit union offers very competitive interest rates for loans from as little as £100.

“As it was more than 20 years ago when the credit union was established our aim remains to provide members with a simple mechanism for saving and borrowing.

“I am extremely proud that the credit union remains a thriving operation, serving the needs of our more than 8,000 members, and their families, drawn from a range of co-operative and mutual organisations across the UK,” he added.


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