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Towards the end of the year we drew down This cannot be done without leadership from

funds under Funding for Lending (FLS) scheme, the top, so in 2013 in addition to my role as 

ensuring we could remain competitive in the Ambassador for Business in the Community in 
mortgage market. The scheme’s removal by the the East of England, I was invited to Chair a 

Bank of England will not compromise our future group of businesses and local authorities drafting 

lending plans.
the Ipswich City Deal bid. The aim of this bid 

was to bring significant Government funding to 
Offering a helping hand
Ipswich to improve the levels of skills in the town 

Ipswich Building Society exists to ensure our and surrounding areas. Furthermore, I made a 

members receive the best products we can offer commitment to run four marathons in two years. 
The first two were completed in 2013 in London 
with the best service possible, whilst also adding 
and Chicago and I plan to run in Paris and
value to our local communities. Our role goes 
beyond a purely commercial business that sells San Francisco in 2014. All the funds I raise will 

goods for a profit and is connected into the lives go to Fresh Start New Beginnings and Cancer 

of our members. This is why as a regional building Campaign Suffolk; both local charities.

society we can only be as successful as the health, 
You can read more in this review about our work 
happiness and prosperity of the communities we in local communities and the organisations we 

operate within. Helping local organisations and have supported.
groups though fundraising and volunteering and 

helping to improve the health and well-being of 

our staff and their families is integral to the success 

of the Society.

We also recognise that as a leading business in 

Suffolk we can also influence other businesses and 
to some degree the wider public on subjects such 

as health, homelessness, skills, financial education 

and economic development.

Paul after running the London Marathon 2013 7

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