Leek United Building Society have launched a special savings account to help raise awareness of supporting independent businesses. Every pound saved in the wonderfully named Totally Locally Leek Affinity Account will help support the local Totally Locally Leek campaign.
Marc Briand, founder of Totally Locally Leek (‘im on the right above!): “It’s brilliant to have an organisation like Leek United behind us, because the society’s whole ethos of supporting their local community is so closely aligned to our own.”
The Totally Locally Leek Affinity Account officially launched of course on a Sunday during Totally Locally’s monthly Sunday Supplement. Staff from Leek United’s St Edward Street Branch were happy to chat to shoppers at the market about the new initiative and also ran a free prize draw to win a hamper of goodies.
To help support both the Totally Locally Leek Affinity Account and local traders, the Building Society plans to open its nearby branch once a month, to coincide with Totally Locally Leek’s Sunday Supplement market, how ace is that!
Leek United chief executive Kevin Wilson: “The local communities we serve are at the heart of everything we do as a mutual, and we are very proud to be supporting Totally Locally Leek.
This initiative isn’t just about encouraging people to shop at local independent retailers once a month on a Sunday; they need support every single day of every week, to help Leek to remain a vibrant, exciting and successful community.”