Congratulations Maria!

Congratulations to Chief Operations Officer, Maria Hughes, on her 25th Anniversary with Voyager Alliance! What an achievement!

“I was blown away this morning [when I saw the office decorations] and also a little emotional if I’m honest!” said Maria. “I defiantly don’t feel like I have been with the credit union for 25 years, time has flown by. I’m not sure where the years have gone, but I’m so proud to be part of Voyager Alliance!”

Matt Goulding, Penny Post Group CEO said “On behalf of the Directors, staff and members, I’d like to congratulate Maria on her 25th Work Anniversary and thank her for all your hard work serving members over the years. Always cheerful, professional and member focused, Maria is a real asset to Voyager Alliance and we look forward to her being part of our Team for many years to come.”

Maria joined Merseyside based Alliance Credit Union as an apprentice on 15th July 1997. “I started out in member services, progressed to the loan team, and then became Office Manager,” said Maria.

In February 2007 Alliance Credit Union amalgamated with Manchester based Voyager Credit Union to form Voyager Alliance Credit Union, and Maria continued as Office Manager of the Huyton office. “It was an obvious move forward, as we both served members in the public transport sector, and together we could offer better services to our members” remembers Maria.

“Over the years, I’ve got to know so many of our members, and it’s a privilege to be part of their lives,” she continues. “We’ve helped members at every life stage, and I’ve been lucky enough to build a rapport with many members. I’m passionate about credit unions and have seen first-hand, how they can help people’s lives.”

The Team had great fun decorating Maria’s office, and there were flowers and gifts waiting for Maria this morning including the ‘infamous carriage clock’! “WOW, Maria has 25 years’ service at Voyager Alliance” said Finance Manager, Dina Patel, “I think someone needs to tell her you get less for murder! 😊”

Decorations in Maria’s Office!

Maria now leads the Manchester office Team and is enthusiastic about the future. “Joining the Penny Post Group this year was very exciting, and I’m looking forward to helping more members, reaching more people, and offering even more competitive services. I’d love Voyager Alliance to be our members number 1 thought for savings and loans, before other financial providers.”

On behalf of all our members, the Board, and all the team, thank you Maria, and here’s to the next 25 years service!