Vernon Building Society

The Vernon Building Society is an independent, mutual building society founded in 1924 in Stockport.

The Vernon is headquartered in Stockport town centre and has six branches in the SK postcode.

They also have community links with the Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band and Stockport County, and since 2012 has given away £50,000 to community groups and charities through the Vernon Jubilee Fund.

PHM has been working on a consultancy basis since March 2017, helping with PR, social media and email marketing.

Media coverage for the Vernon Building Society

2018 – Online

October

  • Vernon Building Society agrees sponsorship deal with Stockport Town – Entirely North West (Oct 23)
  • Vernon Building Society sponsors Stockport Town – BDaily (Oct 23)
  • Vernon Building Society to sponsor Stockport Town – South Manchester News (Oct 22)
  • Vernon Building Society Sponsors Stockport Town – Hazel Grove Web (Oct 19)
  • Vernon Building Society Announce 3 year Support for Stockport Town FC – Marketing Stockport (Oct 15)
  • Vote for Vernon Building Society Community Awards – Marketing Stockport (Oct 8)

September

  • Final week of Vernon Building Society calendar competition – Marketing Stockport (Sept 25)
  • Last chance to enter the Vernon Building Society’s calendar competition – South Manchester News (Sept 24)
  • Vernon Building Society – Macmillan Coffee Morning – I Love Bramhall (September 23)
  • Vernon Building Society holds Macmillan Coffee Mornings – Hazel Grove Web (Sept 21)
  • Vernon Building Society holds Macmillan Coffee Mornings – Poynton Web (Sept 21)
  • Vernon Building Society holds Macmillan Coffee Mornings – Bramhall Web (Sept 21)
  • Vernon Building Society holds Macmillan Coffee Mornings – South Manchester News (Sept 18)
  • Vernon Building Society Community Awards groups revealed – Poynton Web (Sept 15)
  • Vernon Building Society Community Awards groups revealed – Bramhall Web (Sept 15)
  • Vernon Building Society Community Awards groups revealed – Hazel Grove Web (Sept 15)
  • Vernon Building Society Community Awards groups revealed – Cheadle Hulme Web (Sept 15)
  • Time to have your say in the £10,000 Vernon Community Awards – South Manchester News (Sept 12)
  • Cast your vote in Vernon Building Society Community Awards – Marketing Stockport (Sept 11)
  • Vernon Building Society 2019 Calendar Competition – Poynton Web (Sept 10)
  • Vernon Building Society 2019 Calendar Competition – Poynton Post (Sept 9)
  • Vernon Building Society Photo Competition – I Love Bramhall (Sept 4)
  • The Vernon to host Macmillan coffee morning next week – Mortgage Introducer (Sept 3)
  • Vernon Building Society 2019 calendar entries open – Marketing Stockport (Sept 3)
  • Vernon Building Society launches photo competition – Stockport Independent (Sept 3)

August

  • Vernon Building Society 2019 Calendar Competition – Cheadle Hulme Web (Aug 31)
  • Vernon Building Society 2019 Calendar Competition – Bramhall Web (Aug 31)
  • Vernon Building Society 2019 Calendar Competition – Hazel Grove Web (Aug 31)
  • Vernon Building Society calendar competition open for entries – South Manchester News (Aug 31)
  • Stockport building society appoints marketing manager – Prolific North (Aug 29)
  • Just a few days left to enter Vernon Building Society’s £10,000 Community Awards – South Manchester News (Aug 17)
  • Just a few days left to enter Vernon Building Society’s £10,000 Community Awards – Hazel Grove Web (Aug 16)
  • Just a few days left to enter Vernon Building Society’s £10,000 Community Awards – Poynton Web (Aug 16)
  • Just a few days left to enter Vernon Building Society’s £10,000 Community Awards – Bramhall Web (Aug 16)
  • North West appointments round-up – Insider (Aug 10)
  • Last chance for Vernon Building Society Community Awards – Marketing Stockport (Aug 10)
  • The Vernon opens Community Awards programme – Mortgage Introducer (Aug 10)
  • Vernon Building Society launches £10,000 Community Awards – The Marple Website (Aug 5)
  • People on the move: Vernon Building Society – Business Desk (Aug 6)
  • Vernon Building Society Strengthens Marketing Department – BDaily (Aug 5)
  • Vernon Building Society expands marketing team – Marketing Stockport (Aug 3)
  • Vernon Building Society strengthens marketing department – South Manchester News (Aug 6)
  • Vernon Building Society strengthens marketing department – Stockport Independent (Aug 6)

July

  • Vernon Building Society launches £10,000 Community Awards – Stockport Independent (July 24)
  • Vernon Building Society launches £10,000 Community Awards – Mortgage Introducer (July 23)
  • Vernon Building Society Community Awards will hand out £10,000 to good causes – South Manchester News (July 23)

Round-up Jan-June

February saw the appointment of new chief executive Steve Fletcher and was featured in a number of industry titles, including Mortgage Finance Gazette, Mortgage Strategy, and Mortgage Introducer, as well as in the Manchester Evening News.

March saw the release of the Vernon’s Annual Report with coverage on Mortgage Finance Gazette, BDaily (log-in required), South Manchester News and Business Desk.

In July, the Vernon launched its Community Awards – the successor to the Jubilee Fund and was featured in Mortgage Introducer and South Manchester News.

2018 – In Print

December 2017

November 2017

Stockport Express, November 15
Stockport Express, November 15

Business Desk – People on the move

Insider – Appointments round-up

Ex West Bromwich head of risk joins the Vernon

South Manchester News – Vernon Building Society makes key appointment

October 2017

Vernon Building Society joins Personal Touch panel

Vernon Building Society unveils 5-year fixes

Vernon Building Society takes on apprentices

Daily Express – Will new retirement mortgages see a surge in older buyers?

Your Mortgage – Retirement mortgages relaunched by Vernon Building Society

Vernon Building Society launches retirement mortgages

September 2017

Vernon BS ventures into intermediary mortgage market

Vernon partners with SimplyBiz to boost broker business

Vernon BS launches into intermediary market with SimplyBiz

SimplyBiz to sell Vernon BS loans

July/August 2017 – Vernon Jubilee Fund

Vernon Jubilee Fund opens for nominations with £10,000 up for grabs (Manchester Evening News/Stockport Express)

Community groups shortlisted to share £10,000 Vernon Jubilee Fund

Community groups shortlisted to share £10,000 Vernon Jubilee Fund (South Manchester News)

£10k Jubilee Fund opens to public votes (Vernon website)

July 2017 Vernon Building Society hikers raise more than £2,000 for The Christie fire charity (South Manchester News)

Stockport Express

July 2017 Members ‘support and trust’ Vernon Building Society (Entirely North West)

July 2017 Vernon Building Society customers back Stockport mutual (South Manchester News)

July 2017 Vernon Building Society members happy with Stockport mutual (BDaily – subscription required)

July 2017 Last chance to apply for £10,000 Vernon Jubilee Fund (South Manchester News)

July 2017 Vernon Building Society team to tackle Cheshire Three Peaks for The Christie (South Manchester News)

June 2017 Vernon Jubilee Fund opens for nominations with £10,000 up for grabs (Manchester Evening News/Stockport Express)

June 2017 Vernon Building Society and Stockport Express team up for £10,000 Jubilee Fund (VBS website)

June 2017 Vernon Building Society giving away £10,000 through Jubilee Fund (Cheadle Hulme Web)

June 2017 Vernon Jubilee Fund to give away £10,000 to charities and community groups (South Manchester News)

Vernon Jubilee Fund, Stockport Express (June 17, 2017)
Vernon Jubilee Fund, Stockport Express (June 17, 2017)

May 2017 Strong year for Vernon Building Society despite ‘difficult market’ (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester Evening News (May 31, 2017)
Manchester Evening News (May 31, 2017)

May 2017 Profits pass £1.3m for Vernon Building Society in ‘difficult market’ (South Manchester News)

May 2017 Vernon makes two key appointments (Insider)

May 2017 This week’s North West appointments (BDaily – subscription required)

May 2017 Appointments story (Stockport Express, May 17)

May 2017 Bramhall and Poynton to host drop-in mortgage surgeries (VBS)

Vernon Building Society
Stockport Express

April 2017 Vernon Building Society launches new mortgage products (BDaily – subscription required)

April 2017 Vernon Building Society launches new mortgage products (Entirely NW)

April 2017 Building society profits top £1.3m (Business Desk – subscription required)

April 2017 Profits pass £1.3m as Vernon Building Society helps 250 homebuyers in 2016 (VBS)

April 2017 Profits pass £1.3m as Vernon Building Society helps 250 homebuyers in 2016 (BDaily – subscription required)

April 2017 VERNON BUILDING SOCIETY HAILS SUCCESSFUL YEAR (Insider – subscription required)

March 2017

Vernon BS gives Help to Buy Isa customers £1000 bonus

Vernon Building Society launches cashback ISA for homebuyers (BDaily – subscription required)

Vernon Poynton Brass Band appoints new director (Cheshire Today)

Vernon Poynton Brass Band appoints new director (South Manchester News)

March 2017 Vernon Building Society named ‘Best Savings Provider’ (BDaily – subscription required)

March 2017 Vernon Building Society named Best Savings Provider at bank awards (Entirely NW)

Overview

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