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Ecology Building Society AGM and Members' Meet-up 2018

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The Priory Rooms

Quaker Meeting House

40 Bull Street

Birmingham

B4 6AF

United Kingdom

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Join us to have your say at our AGM and Members' Meet-up on 28 April 2018 at The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham.

The day is open to all Ecology members and is your opportunity to influence our work, meet other members and our Directors.

During the day we’ll be exploring how a range of modern, traditional and natural building approaches can help us address the housing crisis while tackling climate change. Members will also hear how we’re investing in our digital capability so we can serve them better.

Schedule and speakers

9.15 Registration and refreshments

9.30 Building societies for beginners

Optional session giving an introduction to the building society model and the workings of an AGM

10.15 Annual General Meeting including Ask the Directors

12.00 Lunch (vegetarian, complimentary)

13.00 Our Member Survey

Summary of the key findings from our recent survey.

13.15 How can we ensure that Ecology is fit for a digital future?

Hear how we’re investing in our digital capability so we can develop new products and serve our members better
Steve Round - Chair, Ecology Building Society
Matt Wilson - IT Manager, Ecology Building Society
Craig Haslam - Head of Product Strategy, Mutual Vision

14.15 Refreshment Break

14.45 Tackling climate change with modern, traditional and natural building methods

Panel discussion exploring how different materials and building approaches can help us address the housing crisis while tackling climate change
Rosemary Coyne – Ecology borrower, co-ordinator of SHAP (the Sustainable Housing Action Partnership) and part of the Energiesprong UK market development team
Mike Jacob - Director, Kiss House, a provider of off-site homes designed to Passivhaus standard
Barbara Jones – Director, Straw Works and Principal of the School of Natural Building. Designs pre-fabricated straw panel buildings and accessible self-build designs with straw bales

15.45 Your Society

Opportunity for members to discuss the key findings from the Member Survey and feedback on our plans to invest in our digital capability.

16.15 Closing comments

Paul Ellis - Chief Executive, Ecology Building Society

16.30 Close

How to get to The Priory Rooms

By train

The Priory Rooms is within walking distance of Birmingham’s three city centre stations. Trams depart from outside New Street station, which stop on Bull Street outside the entrance to The Priory Rooms.

• Walking from New Street station (approx. 10 minutes)

Take the New Street / Metro exit, bearing right as you go up a slight slope. On Stephenson Street turn right then cross at the pedestrian crossing. Follow the tram lines up hill, passing over New Street, continuing onto Corporation Street. Turn left onto Bull Street. The Priory Rooms driveway is on the right-hand side, next to the Peace Hub, opposite the tram stop.

• Walking from Snow Hill station (approx. 2 minutes)

Leave via the main exit, cross the road and walk through the archway next to Tesco Express. On Bull Street, cross the road. The Priory Rooms driveway is next to the Peace Hub.

• Walking from Moor Street station (approx. 7 minutes)

Turn right out of the station, then cross the main road and head up Carrs Lane, between M&S and Carrs Lane Church. Walk past the Travelodge until you face Boots. Turn right then follow the road around the corner to the left onto Bull Street. Walk up the hill, crossing Corporation Street. The Priory Rooms driveway is next to the Peace Hub.

By bike

Cycle stands are available – bikes are left at your own risk.

By car

There is limited parking for disabled users at The Priory Rooms. The Londonderry House NCP car park is on Dalton Street, B4 7LX (for satnav).

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More information about the Ecology AGM and Members' Meet-up can be found at www.ecology.co.uk/agm


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