Launched in 2016, CU Futures is now in its sixth year of operation and this year’s class spent the day getting to know their fellow peers, learning more about the year-long programme, and hearing presentations from members of the ABCUL staff team including Chief Executive, Robert Kelly.
Due to the current circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, the launch of CU Futures was delivered online. “We are delighted to continue to enable another group of ambitious young people from across our sector to benefit from this innovative programme’ says Programme Manager, Natalie McQuade.
Over the next 12 months, the CU Futures will undertake a range of activities focused on their personal development as well as expanding their exposure to the wider sector and supporting them to think strategically about the future of credit unions in Britain.
Graduating in the inaugural year of the programme, Natalie believes CU Futures has been integral to her development and is delighted to lead the next class of participants. “I’m very proud of what the programme has achieved since I graduated six years ago. Since 2016 we've overseen 57 individual graduates from 41 different credit unions across England, Scotland and Wales. Like every year, this class has an enthusiastic passion for our sector and are keen to get started. CU Futures is a standout programme in our sector, and I thank the enormous support from credit unions we receive each year.”
Congratulations and good luck to all the participants in the CU Futures 2021/2022 programme, who are:
Sian Mackie – Blues & Twos Credit Union
Matthew Lloyd – HEY Credit Union
Lucille Harvey – Lodge Lane & District Credit Union
Jeremy McDonagh – Lodge Lane & District Credit Union
Megan White – Metro Moneywise Credit Union
Tia Warbrick – Pennine Community Credit Union
Charissa Roswess – Penny Post Credit Union
Chris Kerrigan – Serve & Protect Credit Union#News