Our Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting (AGM), gives members the opportunity to have a say in how we’re run.
Why the AGM is important
Members of our building society are our owners. So if you’re a member it’s important that you have a say in what we do. The AGM is the perfect place to do this.
You can ask members of the Board questions about any area of our work, like:
- The type of products we sell.
- Where we might open new branches.
- Community projects that we are involved in.
- The charities we support.
Standing for election
A member wishing to be considered as a candidate to stand for election to the Board at AGM time must have the support of 250 Society qualified two year members and provide evidence of this on or before the end of the business year, which is 4 April each year.
Putting forward a resolution
To put forward a resolution for a members’ vote at AGM time, a member must have the support of 500 qualified two-year members and the resolution must be received on or before the end of the business year, which is on 4 April each year.
In response to a request made at the 2011 AGM, we have again reviewed whether the level of member support needed to either stand for election or to put forward a resolution remains appropriate. We have concluded that in both instances the requirements are still appropriate. They are in line with others throughout the building society sector and adhere to the Building Societies Act 1986.
It is in the interests of our total membership, and we're required to ensure, that candidates asking to be considered for election have reasonable support and that any issues put forward as a suggested resolution are also reasonably supported. That is why such requirements exist and full details are contained in our Memorandum and Rules (PDF 356KB) (Opens in a new window).
All the details on how our AGM is run, including voting, are in this Memorandum and Rules document.
How to vote
If you qualify to vote, you'll receive an AGM pack in the third week of June every year. This has all the information you’ll need to vote, online or by post.
Receiving your AGM documents by email
If you’ve registered for it, we'll send the information from one of these addresses:
Please add them to your address book to ensure you receive future AGM emails.
Requesting information in alternative formats
We can provide AGM packs in formats such as large print or braille.
Get more information about alternative AGM pack formats