Members' Meet-up Autumn 2017

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Holyoake House

Hanover Street


M60 0AS

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Join us on 6 November in Manchester

Our next regional Members’ Meet-up will take place at Holyoake House in central Manchester and will provide an opportunity to meet some of the Ecology team, share your views on our work and have a direct input into Ecology’s policies and practice. We’re owned by our members and put their interests first, so we want to hear what you think.

We look forward to seeing you in Manchester on 6 November 2017.

Schedule and speakers

15.00 Registration and fairtrade refreshments

15.15 Welcome to Holyoake House, the home of Co-operatives UK

Ed Mayo, Secretary General, Co-operatives UK

15.20 Introduction and update on Ecology’s progress

Andrew Gold, Director, Ecology Building Society

Louise Power, Director, Ecology Building Society

Paul Ellis, Chief Executive, Ecology Building Society

15.40 Sustainable lending in practice

Hear from Ecology retrofit mortgage borrowers who are building a greener future

Fiona and Kevin Williams

16.00 How can Ecology support retrofitting the UK’s homes?

Panel discussion considering the opportunities and barriers to renovation and retrofit in the UK

Paul Ellis, Chief Executive, Ecology Building Society

Jonathan Atkinson, Co-founder, Carbon Co-op

Fiona and Kevin Williams, Ecology retrofit mortgage borrowers

16.30 Afternoon tea (vegetarian, complimentary)

17.15 Meet the Directors

What are Ecology’s plans for the next ten years? How can Ecology grow in a sustainable, mission-driven way? Chance to meet and quiz Directors

17.45 Close

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Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AS

Holyoake House is located on Hanover Street in central Manchester, off Corporation Street and very close to Victoria Station and close to the head offices of The Co-operative Bank and The Co-operative Group as well as the C.I.S. Tower. Once you are on Hanover Street, Holyoake House can’t be missed as there are banners displaying Co-operatives UK’s logo outside the main entrance.

By train

Manchester Victoria station is three minutes walk away. Manchester Piccadilly station is 15 minutes walk away or you can take a Metrolink tram to the Shudehill tram stop.

By tram/bus

Shudehill Metrolink tram stop is adjacent to Hanover Street. There are also nearby tram stops at Victoria (within the railway station) and Exchange Square. A number of local buses also stop at Shudehill bus station.

By car

Car parking is available nearby at Manchester Victoria Station and the Manchester Arena, Printworks and Arndale NCP car parks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is organising this event?

This event is being organised by Ecology Building Society.

I'm not a member, can I attend? / Can I bring a guest(s)?

Yes, all are welcome whether a member or non member of Ecology Building Society.

Is there a cost to attend?

This event is free - there is no charge to attend.

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