Our members’ voices matter and our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a great  opportunity for them to be heard. This year, our AGM will take place on Tuesday 9th July 2024. We’ll provide you with an update on the outcome of the meeting on this webpage soon afterwards. 

Here at Shepherds Friendly, our members come first. We take pride in doing the right thing, so we try to make a positive difference through the products and service we provide. We know that a great way to make sure this happens is to listen to our members. That’s why every member is given the chance to have a say in how we’re run by voting in our AGM.

What is the AGM?

An Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an event that takes place once a year where members of an organsiation come together. At our AGM, we have an introduction from our Board Chair, followed by a summary of the previous year, and a presentation, before our resolutions and votes are discussed. There will also be time dedicated to answering our members’ questions.

When is the AGM?

Our 2024 AGM will take place on Tuesday 9th July at 4.00pm at our Head Office in Cheadle, which is in Greater Manchester.

Can I attend the AGM?

We’re looking forward to inviting members to our Head Office to take part in our AGM in person again this year. But you are also welcome to join online. It was a pleasure to meet our members last year, and we hope you can join us again this year either in person or virtually. Please let us know if you are coming along by emailing [email protected].

How to Vote?

To make things easier, you can vote online again this year. Visit our voting page and use your individual voting number (found in your notice letter or email from us) to cast your vote.

Important AGM documents:

Take a look at our 2024 Voting Guide and AGM Information Booklet:

AGM 2024 Voting Guide & Information Booklet 

Our 2024 AGM Resolutions are available to view below:

AGM 2024 Resolutions

Our 2023 AGM Minutes are available to view below:

AGM 2023 Minutes

Making an impact

We want our AGM to make a wider difference so we donate to a local charity for every vote received. For every vote submitted ahead of the AGM, we will donate £1.00 to good causes. Last year, thanks to our member’s votes, we raised £1,089 for the local community.

Is the AGM the only way I can give feedback as a member?

The AGM is not the only way you can keep in contact or share your thoughts. We encourage members to get in touch in a variety of ways: through our Member Services team, regular feedback surveys throughout your time with us, or via our social media and review platforms.

We value all feedback and take it seriously. Our members really matter, so we aim to use feedback to improve our service and products.

If you have any questions about the AGM or if you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact our Member Services team using our online support form.

Our Member Services team are always happy to help. You can call them on 0800 526 249 or email us at members@shepherdsfriendly.co.uk