We would like to congratulate Leanne Phillips, an employee of London Mutual Credit Union (LMCU), who has been awarded the Association of British Credit Union’s (ABCUL) Tracy Slane award for 2013.

Tracy Slane served as the ABCUL Conference Officer until her untimely death in September 2004 at the age of 25. This award is intended to recognise her achievements and act as an inspiration to other young people, and gives credit unions the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution young people make to the credit union movement and the achievements of those employees and volunteers who during the course of their work have displayed special qualities, enthusiasm and commitment.

Leanne Phillips works in the Loan Department of LMCU and has been instrumental in the development of the Payday Loan product. Mathew Sweetlove, her Manager, said Leanne’s dedication and commitment to the CUOK! payday loan development exceeded all expectations; she is an inspiration to all of us at the LMCU and I would personally like to thank Leanne for her continued hard work and excellence during her time with us.”

ABCUL commented “All the finalists this year were of an extremely high standard. However, the Board felt that your personal commitment and dedication to the credit union movement and the progression of your own credit union should be recognised by awarding you the Tracy Slane: Young Persons Award at the ABCUL Annual Conference.”