Leek Derby Street Branch was opened in 1985, to complement the Society’s existing St. Edward Street facility.
Today, it’s regarded as our ‘flagship’ branch, situated in the town’s main shopping street and offering a more convenient access for all our members.
Like our Uttoxeter branch, the premises used to be a pub, The Duke of York, and – prior to Leek United moving in – a furniture store.
Known locally as ‘The Queen of the Moorlands’, Leek is the Staffordshire Moorlands’ principal town and the most important centre on the south-western edge of the Peak District.
Historically, Bonnie Prince Charlie passed through Leek in 1745, and Thomas Brindley (builder of the Bridgewater Canal) built a water mill here in 1750. That has been restored to working order and is now a fine museum.
Our branch on Derby Street in Leek is well served by public transport. There is a bus station close by which is served by the 16, 108 and 166 services, and we are within walking distance of the local shops and cafes.
If you’re driving into town to visit us, then parking is available close by at the Silk Street Car Park which is pay and display.
If you’re already a member of Leek United Building Society or if you’re thinking of becoming one, you’ll want to be sure we behave with integrity, that we have strong values and that we treat our employees well.
A massive £26,000 is on its way to three local charities, including Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands, following a hugely successful campaign of fundraising events run by the staff of Leek United.
Leek United Building Society is hosting a virtual quiz as part of a campaign to raise £60,000 for three local charities affected by the coronavirus crisis.
The commitment of frontline building society and banking staff across the UK to provide people with access to essential financial services during the Covid-19 pandemic has been praised by John Glen.
As you may be aware, the Bank of England recently announced two reductions in the bank base rate due to the threat posed by coronavirus (COVID-19) to the UK economy.