ABCUL’s Town Hall Consultation event hits London

By Patrick Thorpe posted 21-06-2019 10:47:39


The second in its series of seven ABCUL Town Hall Consultation events took place in London this week, welcoming 23 credit unions from across the country.

The Town Hall Consultation events are central to ABCUL CEO, Robert Kelly’s plans to help shape the movement’s future strategy together. Previewing his vision at this year’s ABCUL annual conference, Robert set out the four key themes the sector faces to remain relevant in the future. They are: Sustainability, Relevance, Collaboration and Purpose.

The format for the series of Town Hall events will involve delegate participation in an interactive session for each theme, to which they submit questions to the room and vote on live polling questions. “It is about ABCUL listening to our great movement and us shaping our future together. A shared vision for 2025 and beyond is critical to our on-going success,” says Robert Kelly.

Presenting alongside Robert in London this week, ABCUL’s Head of Member Services, Rosanna Donovan said: “I am delighted with the quality of the conversations we’ve had in Liverpool and London at our first two Town Hall Consultation events. The participation has been honest, thoughtful and ultimately optimistic about what we can achieve when we work together. 

“It is our firm belief that as the leading trade association in Great Britain, we need to lead on building a consensus about our shared future through engagement with the whole sector as well as key partners and stakeholders. We’re really looking forward to continuing the process with the launch of our online consultation and our next face-to-face event in Glasgow at the end of August. I would urge any credit union that has not booked on to attend one of the remaining five, free Town Hall Consultation events to do so. It is vital the full range of voices are heard in this process.”