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Wesleyan CEO celebrates 25th year milestone

Wesleyan CEO celebrates 25th year milestone

Wesleyan's Chief Executive, Craig Errington, celebrated reaching 25 years of service with the Society this month.

Craig joined Wesleyan in 1991 as a Financial Consultant, based in his home town of Blackpool. After just one year, he was the highest performing sales adviser, which set the scene for his rapid rise through the ranks. Within 12 years he had earned a seat on the Society's Board and became Managing Director in 2005.

Craig has led the Society through a period of rapid change and growth, seeing us double in size. He also led our transition from a mass market provider into the specialist professional markets - serving doctors, dentists, lawyers and teachers.

His achievements were recognised in 2011 when he was named the Institute of Directors (IOD) UK Director of the Year. In 2015, he was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University in recognition of his services to the finance sector.

Wesleyan Chairman, Bryan Jackson CBE, congratulated Craig on his 25 years of service saying: "We are grateful to Craig for the enormous contribution he has made to Wesleyan over the past 25 years. Having worked his way through the ranks, Craig has an innate understanding of the business and our customers. He is passionate about what we do and this passion has been a driving-force in Wesleyan's success."

Craig said: "I didn't arrive at Wesleyan with a plan to stay for so many years but it's the type of company that once you get here, you don't want to leave. I've always believed in our potential and that we can deliver more for our customers and staff.

"The world has changed hugely since I joined the Society in 1991 and continues to do so at a rapid pace. I've learnt a lot over the past 25 years and I'm still learning every day; that's what keeps me motivated.

"There is a lot more that I want to achieve at Wesleyan and I'm currently working on our strategy post 2020. It's great to reflect on the past but my focus is on delivering for the future."

Craig has also been actively involved in the West Midlands business community and was until recently Chairman of ART Business Loans, a community development finance organisation.

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