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Ecology Building Society | Edinburgh Member Meet-up

November 8, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Our meet-up is an opportunity to voice your views in a relaxed setting and enjoy a delicious selection of afternoon-tea-style refreshments, as well as to hear from Ecology’s Directors and new Chief Executive, Gareth Griffiths, who will be sharing his vision for Ecology’s future.

This event is open to Ecology members and those with an interest in our sustainable lending. Please make sure you add any additional guests when you register to ensure we can accommodate everyone on the day.

The Grassmarket Centre is home to Grassmarket Community Project, which provides sanctuary and support to people dealing with complex issues such as homelessness and health problems. Through social enterprise, mentoring, education and provision of a nurturing environment, the Project creates opportunities for those who might otherwise experience difficulties in accessing education and employment. The centre has won multiple awards for its architectural design and its work in the community.

Accessibility: All floors are accessible by lift with staff on hand to help. There are accessible toilets on site.

Schedule and speakers

15.30 Registration and refreshments

16.00 Welcome and introductions

Gareth Griffiths, Chief Executive, and Louise Pryor, Chair, Ecology Building Society

16.10 Introduction to The Grassmarket Centre

Jonny Kinross, CEO, Grassmarket Community Project

16.20 Sustainable lending in practice

Hear from Peter Allen, whose work supports community-led groups looking to self-build through all stages of a project.

Peter Allen, Co-Founder and Director, CoHere Collective Custom Build Ltd and Head of Assets and Sustainability, The Ethical Property Company PLC

17.00 Comfort break

17.10 Building our sustainable future

Our new Chief Executive and Chair share their observations and thoughts on how we can accelerate and grow our commitment to sustainability. Includes Q&A session.

Gareth Griffiths, Chief Executive, and Louise Pryor, Chair, Ecology Building Society

18.15 Closing remarks

18.30 Close


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November 8, 2022
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Ecology Building Society
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Grassmarket Centre
86 Candlemaker
Edinburgh, EH1 2QA
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