Our Big 160

It’s our birthday

We’ve come a long way… Skipton Building Society is 160 years old this year. As a building society, we originated as a kind of club aimed at enabling people to own their own homes. We’ve been a part of our local communities ever since we first opened our doors and really value this.

We’re excited to celebrate this rich heritage and are looking forward to our next century-and-a-half. A lot’s changed over the years and we thought we’d share some of our history with you. Have a wander down memory lane with some of these old pics and our 160 year timeline.

We’ve also had some great stories in from our members and staff, sharing some of their memories over the years. This also makes for interesting reading.

As part of our 160th Anniversary we’re launching our Grassroots Giving Appeal, offering 160 x £500 to community organisations nationwide. We’ve always supported our local communities and are proud to have worked with some amazing organisations. Have a read of some fantastic causes we’ve previously been involved with through our charitable giving programmes. 

It’s going to be an exciting year and we’ve got lots more coming up in 2013 as part of our celebrations – we’ll keep you posted and hope you’ll join us and get involved.