4th April 2023
Our Reddish branch is now officially re-open, representing our commitment to our members and community.
We've been in Reddish since 1981, and we've seen many things change. Throughout that time, it's been our pleasure to serve this community whilst other banks and building societies have left Reddish. Refurbishing our Reddish branch is our commitment to the community and a message to those who remain - we're here to stay.
Last week, we officially reopened our branch with a community event attended by our Members, local charities, and of course our favourite Vernon Bear!
Our Chief Executive Steve Fletcher spoke at the event: "The reopened branch of Vernon in Reddish looks fantastic and will serve local residents for many years to come.
“We’ve been in this building since 1981 and are committed to staying.
“Our members tell us they’re fed up with call centres that leave you on hold. They value Vernon’s personal approach, face-to-face service, and advice on mortgages and savings.”
Dot Ashworth, local resident and treasurer at Centre Stage Theatre Company, Reddish branch's nominated charity, cut the ribbon to officially re-open our branch. She said: “The refurbishment looks great but even better is what it represents – a commitment to staying in Reddish.
“We used to have plenty of local branches, but they’ve all gone, except Vernon. When we launched our small theatre company for children and teens last year, we came straight here for the Charity Club Account, which is perfect for local not-for-profits.
“Vernon has been really obliging and it’s so nice to be able to walk to our local branch. They are genuinely interested in supporting the community in Reddish - Lyndsy and Vicky from the branch even came to see our first performance of Snow White!”
That's not all folks, over the coming months we're refurbishing our entire branch network, and we're working with local contractors and builders to support our community.
We love our new branch, but it's nothing without our Members and the community around us. We're here for Reddish, and we don't plan on going anywhere.