Delighted quartet shop £500 each
Four happy customers are each looking forward to £500 shopping sprees following a visit to The Nottingham.
The quartet popped in to new branch locations in Burton, Buxton, Scunthorpe and Uttoxeter in the first few weeks of them opening in late 2016.
Elizabeth Halstead, Alan Malone, Pauline Whitford and David Whitehall were amongst the hundreds of people who were entered into the prize draw - but they were the lucky four who scooped the Love2Shop vouchers having been drawn out of the hat.
Father-of-three David, who is 48 and from Uttoxeter, said: “Since the age of 16 I have had savings accounts at the branch, which was formerly Britannia and then the Co-op.
When they closed it was a blow as my wife and I prefer face-to-face building society transactions, so when The Nottingham opened in the same building last year it was like a breath of fresh air.
“Walking past one day we saw a rate advertised in the window that appealed to us. When we went in and saw familiar faces working behind the counter too it gave us great reassurance and confidence in where we were putting our money.
“We are delighted to be making the most of our money in a society we can trust. And winning the vouchers is brilliant - the icing on the cake, as we’ve never won anything before. There will definitely be a few treats for the family.”
Pauline, who lives in Brough with husband Colin, visited the new branch in Scunthorpe when it opened in October. The 73-year-old said: “We went across to Scunthorpe to open an account with The Nottingham because the rates were appealing to us.
“It is a lovely new branch and we were very happy with the service we received - in fact we are making an appointment to go in and speak to the team about a couple of bonds.
“Visiting The Nottingham was a lovely experience and winning the vouchers was the icing on the cake. It came as something of a surprise when I found out - I still can’t quite believe it.”
Sixty-year-old Alan, who coincidentally was also the first person to open an account in Buxton, said: “I went in to open an account with The Nottingham because the rate at the time was appealing.
“It’s a lovely surprise to have won the vouchers, especially after having landed a bottle of bubbly when I became the first person to open an account. It must be my lucky society!
“Seriously though, it is great that The Nottingham is putting branches on high streets when others are closing them. They are investing in Buxton rather than leaving it.”
Elizabeth, who is 71 and from Burton, added: “I’m really happy to have won the vouchers. I opened an account after seeing an attractive interest rate on a poster in the window and went in to speak to the staff, who were extremely pleasant and helpful. It turned out to be a very worthwhile trip!”
Buxton winner Alan Malone is presented with his prize by branch manager Lucie Allsopp, and happy Scunthorpe winner Pauline Whitford