05 Mar 2018
A delegation from the NHS Credit Union has just returned from a highly informative trip to America.
During the trip they visited their partner credit union in Georgia – Peach State - and attended a major conference in Washington, which attracted thousands of industry leaders from across the globe.
The Scots team was also given a guided tour of the Capitol Buildings and sat in on briefing sessions where representatives from Georgia credit unions got the opportunity to lobby political leaders on key issues facing the industry.
In addition, the delegation met Joni Smith, the leader of the Scottish Government’s staff at the British Embassy in Washington, to discuss the impact of links between the countries.
The NHS team was part of a British group from the Association of British Credit Unions Limited. The group also included the Glasgow-based 1st Class Credit Union, Commsave Credit Union, Police Credit Union and Voyager Alliance Credit Union.
Robert Kelly, NHS Credit Union CEO, said the trip had provided a “unique learning experience”.
He added: “We had the chance to see how the world leaders from the credit union industry went about their business; develop connections that will prove invaluable – and listen to expert speakers.
“We now look forward to welcoming our Peach State partners back to Glasgow to show them more of what this city has to offer.”
Pictured outside headquarters of Peach State Federal Credit Union in Atlanta, Georgia: Logan Taylor, Marketing Consultant, NHS Credit Union; Marshall Boutwell, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Peach State Federal Credit Union; Natalie McQuade, Compliance and Training Manager, NHS Credit Union and Robert Kelly, CEO NHS Credit Union.