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Leeds Building Society appoints new manager in Derby

Rachael Tolley has been promoted by Leeds Building Society to become manager of its Derby branch.

She was previously Assistant Manager at the branch, having joined the Society as a Customer Service Adviser in Nottingham.   

“Four years ago I was working in the fitness industry but felt ready for a new challenge so applied for the vacancy at Leeds Building Society,” said Rachael.

“Despite no experience in financial services I hoped my enthusiasm and being a people person would work in my favour.

“I am now, at 26, a branch manager having progressed from Customer Service Advisor to Assistant Manager and completed two industry qualifications.

“The Society has given me the most amazing opportunities and fed my need to be challenged and progress by supporting my development. I am very proud to work for Leeds Building Society and hope to be here for many years.”

Chris Ord, Regional Manager for the Derby branch, said: “Rachael is a great example of someone who has worked their way up in a short space of time. 

“She embodies the achievement and self-development drive we are looking for.” 

Rachael is also a keen supporter of local good causes and did a sponsored skydive for Nottingham Hospitals Charity in 2014. Since joining the Society’s Derby branch, she has supported Tree Tops Hospice, holding a raffle and attending their dog show.


Notes to Editors

New manager of the Derby branch

New manager of the Derby branch

A picture of Rachael Tolley is attached.   

Leeds Building Society’s Derby branch is at 8 St James’s Street, Derby, DE1 1RL. The Nottingham branch is at 23 Listergate, Nottingham, NG1 7DE.

Leeds Building Society has 65 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £14.9bn (at 30th June 2016). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.