Chiddingstone Primary 1

This summer we partnered with Love British Food Fortnight to help get children across the country baking cakes which used local British produce. Our Cake for the Queen competition saw 96 schools rolling up their sleeves and creating some fantastic cakes packed full of tasty of locally sourced produce. Schools were tasked to create a […]

Blog - Girvan freezer donation

Located in the village of Barr is a popular not-for-profit community shop who rely on the generosity of the local community to keep the store open. Unfortunately their freezer broke down earlier this year and the team of volunteer employees had to launch a fundraising campaign to replace the broken refrigeration equipment. Tom Copeland, a […]

2days2fundraise

Welcome back to the Consumer Services Executive team who look after our Funeralcare, Legal Services and Insurance businesses. They’ve just finished a two-day road trip around Cumbria raising awareness and funds for British Red Cross to help tackle loneliness in our communities. Day one On Wednesday they had an 8am start making brews in return for donations […]

Group - blog - hero - nick legg

We hear lots of stories about Co-op colleagues who go above and beyond what their job description states but we recently heard about the brave actions of Nick Legg from our West Wellow store. Down the road from the store two cars were involved in a head-on collision which caused the occupants to be trapped in […]

group - blog - richard lancaster

In the second of our interviews with leaders across the Co-op, Rachel Machin finds out how Reds fan Richard Lancaster, Managing Director of Funeralcare, manages to achieve the perfect balance of competition and compassion (arguably unlike the new Man United boss) in a role far away from his roots in retail. Richard Lancaster has more […]

New cards flying in the air

We’ve set the date when all Co-op members will benefit from the new 5% and 1% rewards – Wednesday 21 September. Eighteen months of hard work by colleagues all across the organisation will come together on this day, as we start sending out the new membership cards. It will take a few weeks for all […]

beingcoop maria

Maria Gough is one of the of actors who are helping to deliver Back to Being Co-op sessions for 60,000 colleagues all around the UK. Maria has spent over 25 years acting her way through the country and now specialises in corporate role play. A CEO putting interviewees through their paces at a law firm or […]