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Financial services provider Leeds Credit Union (LCU) has officially opened its new company headquarters in Leeds.

Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire, cut the ribbon on Leeds Credit Union’s new site at Carlton Tower, 34 St Pauls Street, which sees the organisation moving into larger, more modern offices that will enable it to improve its energy and IT efficiencies, and continue to pursue its ambitious growth plans.

Mayor Brabin was greeted by LCU’s senior management team, before Chair of LCU Jane Toole gave a speech highlighting the positive impact the organisation has on the communities in which it operates by helping financially vulnerable households access a range of savings accounts and affordable loans, helping to keep their money out of the hands of loan sharks and high-cost lenders.

The morning culminated in a walk around the new offices, introductions to team members and the opportunity to witness the work LCU does firsthand.

Stephen Porter, Head of Member Experience at LCU, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Mayor Brabin to the new offices. She was supportive, took the time to engage with and talk to members of the team and showed a real interest in what we do.

“It was great to have an audience with her and we can’t thank her enough for taking the time to pay us a visit and officially open the new offices. We can’t wait to continue safeguarding the financial wellbeing of our 37,000+ members from our new premises.”

Commenting on social media, Mayor Brabin said: “Companies like Leeds Credit Union are more important than ever in supporting thousands of members in our region through the cost-of-living crisis, so I was honoured to help open their new headquarters in Leeds and meet some of the team doing such fantastic work.”