The King Officially Opens Leeds Building Society Head Office

His Majesty The King met a range of representatives from the Leeds financial sector at the new Leeds Building Society headquarters on the first day of his trip to Yorkshire.

Alongside the Society’s chief executive Richard Fearon, The King spoke to colleagues and leaders from the industry to discuss issues related to the cost-of-living crisis.

During his visit, His Majesty unveiled a plaque officially opening the Leeds Building Society head office, which is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the region, and was presented with a commemorative gold sovereign featuring a portrait of his great great great-grandmother Queen Victoria and dated 1875, the year the building society was founded.

His Majesty The King is presented with a commemorative gold sovereign dated 1875, the year Leeds Building Society was founded during a visit to the Society’s offices in Leeds, West Yorkshire

His Majesty The King with and Leeds Building Society Chief Executive Officer Richard Fearon and colleagues during a visit to the Society’s offices in Leeds, West

Richard Fearon, Chief Executive of Leeds Building Society, said: “It was an honour to host His Majesty The King and discuss the measures our teams at Leeds Building Society, alongside other businesses and groups locally, are putting in place to support individuals and communities through these challenging times.

“As the second largest financial sector in the UK, Leeds plays an important role in promoting financial inclusion and helping with the cost-of-living crisis, and we are proud to be supporting people to manage their money.”

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