Scotcash celebrate 10 years!
Posted by: Eden Morrison on January 27 2017 | Tagged: General news
Celebrating the first 10 years and looking positively to the future.
Scotcash celebrated their 10th anniversary on 25th January with a special event at Glasgow City Chambers. The day was attended by many of our supporters and marked the achievements of the first ten years of our story.
Our host, respected broadcast journalist Sally McNair, welcomed Cabinet Secretary MSP Angela Constance on stage for a keynote speech. This was followed by a retrospective of Scotcash’s first ten years via a panel discussion with Scotcash CEO Sharon MacPherson, Glasgow City Council Treasurer Bailie Braat, and the Very Rev John Chalmers. Customer videos revealed the real impact affordable credit can have on people’s lives.
After a celebration lunch, Scotcash Chair Morag Johnston delivered a thank you speech and presented certificates of appreciation to two of our longest serving staff members. The day was capped off with a special birthday cake kindly created by the catering students of City of Glasgow College.
CEO Sharon MacPherson said: “When the doors of Scotcash’s High Street branch opened on 29th January 2007 it would have been difficult to predict how big an impact the service would have on the citizens of Glasgow. 10 years later, Scotcash has outreaches all across Glasgow and has saved customers over £5million in interest charges. That’s significant – not only for the customers, but the entire local economy. What has remained consistent though the last 10 years has been our commitment to our mission statement of tackling financial exclusion and giving our customers the financial products and services they need to put them in control of their finances.”
Our first 10 years have been an exciting adventure and we’re looking positively to the future!