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Annual General Meeting 2020





We have to do the AGM differently this year.

In an attempt to slow the coronavirus outbreak, the government has banned public meetings of more than two people. They’ve also asked people to only leave the house for essential reasons and introduced strict social distancing.

We need to protect you, our members, and our colleagues but our AGM must also take place.

What we’re going to do is hold an AGM with the minimum number (according to our Rules) of qualifying members of staff present. As key workers, providing essential services, our staff are allowed to do this. We will, of course, do all that’s necessary to protect their health.

The Ricoh Arena, our normal venue, is obviously closed, and so we’ll hold the meeting at our Head Office.

Sadly we don’t want members to attend, as this would break the government’s rules and potentially put lives at risk but we want to make sure that members have the opportunity to participate.

You can do this in three ways.

  1. We want you to vote. All votes received by Monday 20 April 2020 will be counted and recorded as normal, and the number of votes received for all resolutions will be published as usual on our website.

  2. You can also email questions to by 5pm, Monday 20 April 2020.

  3. We will then record a review of our 2019 performance, just as we would normally at the AGM, as well as cover the most commonly asked questions we receive. Though we won’t be able to answer questions individually we will post this recording on our website for members to listen to.

We’re doing it this way because we have to, not because we want to. The Board and I are proud of the Society’s mutual heritage and understand the responsibility to members that this carries. But our priorities are clear.

I hope that members understand the decision we’ve made and agree with it. I look forward to resuming normal service as soon as possible.


Gary Hoffman - Chair of the Board


Why should I vote?

Coventry Building Society was founded in 1884. Since then, we’ve grown to over two million members. But what we do hasn’t changed – our mission remains to put members first in everything we do. And how we do it hasn’t changed - we consistently do the right thing for our members, our communities and our people. It’s how we’ve stayed strong from the start, and how we make sure we can keep serving you, and generations to come.

Who am I voting for?

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall leadership of the Society, and is accountable to you, our members. You can learn more about each director here.

How to vote


By post

Send us your proxy voting form,
to arrive by Monday 20 April 2020

Things you need to know


To vote in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) you must satisfy the following rules:


1.      You will be 18 years old or over on 23 April 2020.

2.      You had a balance of not less than £100 in your savings account(s) or owed not less than £100 on a mortgage on 31 December 2019.

3.      Your savings or mortgage balance will continue to be not less than £100 between 31 December 2019 and the voting date.

4.      You are the sole or first-named account holder in the Society’s records.

Notice of AGM

Here you'll see the various resolutions we're asking you to vote on. Voting in favour of these resolutions shows us you're happy with how the Society is performing. 


Please download our latest AGM information which includes our Summary Financial Statement.

Your Society, for you PDF (1.47 MB)

Our 2019 Annual Review PDF  (1.66 MB)

2019 Annual Report & Accounts (6.56MB)

Have a question?

If you have any questions about our Annual General Meeting, find out more here.

For every vote cast we'll donate 10p to The Royal British Legion