Award Winning Director

SCU Director wins the Non-Executive Director of the Year Award at the Institute of Directors North West Annual Competition

Stockport, UK, Release: July 16, 2020.

Credit Union Director, James McMillan, was announced as the winner of the prestigious Non-Exec Director of the Year Award 2020 (North West & Isle of Man) by the Institute of Directors.

“This is a region that for the last three years or so that has really focused on building a community, that’s a community of Directors from across all sectors, all shapes and sizes of organisation, who are there to help and support each other and offer their advice at that really senior level.”

Claire Ebrey, Regional Director North West & Isle of Man, Institute of Directors

Presenting the award by video, Jonathan Lowe from RSM, commented:

“The winner stood out as an individual that showcases a commitment and passion for embedding excellence within their organisation. They demonstrate clear industry insight, best practice mindset, and strong commercial edge for such a young age.”

Stockport Credit Union is a community based savings and lending institution. It is member owned and is part of the worldwide co-operative movement. Profits made on lending activities are invested back into the business, to the benefits of its members. Credit Unions have a long established tradition of working within marginalised communities but are also able to provide competitive loans to a broad cross-section of society. In recent times they have developed innovative products and services, which include working with businesses in their local area to provide payroll solutions.

Mark Bates, Chairman of Stockport Credit Union said:

‘The Board are delighted with James’ deserved success. His commitment since he joined us has been immense and we have greatly benefited from his drive, passion and skills.

SCU is going through an exciting period, with growth and change happening. We are now seeking to further strengthen our Board and broader team through the recruitment of new staff, volunteers and Board members. Our most immediate recruit will be a Treasurer and we welcome applicants who want to play an important role in their local community, whilst being part of an ambitious and growing team’

 James McMillan said:

“I’m honoured to have received this external recognition as a testament not just to my personal contribution, but to the hard work and success of the staff, Board and volunteers of Stockport Credit Union, who work tirelessly to build financial inclusion for the benefit of the whole Stockport community.”

James McMillan, Non-Executive Director of the Year 2020 (North West and Isle & Man)