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Salford Credit Union and its Chair Cllr Jim King recognised as among the best in Europe

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12 Jan 18

Salford Credit Union and its Chair, Cllr Jim King, have been recognised by the Innovation in Politics Awards.  1022 jurors from countries all over Europe voted on 589 innovative political projects selecting 80 finalists including Salford Credit Union and Jim King.

Jim was invited to a Gala Evening on 6 December 2017 at Vienna City Hall´s Great Festival Hall where he was presented with the award by Edward Strasser the Founder of the Awards. The Innovation in Politics Award is recognised as the most creative and courageous minds in politics in Europe.  The citation reads:’ Jim King, United Kingdom, has been selected for realising one of the 80 best political projects in Europe, Salford Credit Union – Prosperity’.

Jim spoke about his accomplishment, he said: “It was a great honour to represent Salford Credit Union at this prestigious and first Innovation in Politics Award ceremony and indeed to fly the flag for the British Credit Union movement.

“It was held in the fabulously ornate Great Festival Hall, Vienna Town Hall and there were representatives from all over Europe. It was good too to meet representatives from other European countries and learn about their creative ideas.’

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