International Women’s Day 2017 was a big day for the Co-op, for not only did it give us the opportunity to celebrate the talented women within our organisation, but our Aspire women’s career network turned 5 years old. Our Aspire network was established to support both female and male colleagues who wish to be pro-active and […]

Steve: Hello everybody, it’s week two, it’s been a busy week and just let me start off by thanking everybody for their kind wishes after last week’s announcement. One of the things I didn’t get a chance to talk to you about was the idea of something called reverse mentoring, and this is a way that […]

Steve: Hello everybody, today is my first day as your Group CEO. It’s an immensely proud moment for me and I want to start by thanking many of you for your kind thoughts and best wishes. As you know our Co-op is unique. It has a unique purpose, is a purpose-driven strategy and I’m convinced that […]

February is LGBT History Month. We’re celebrating with a series of blogs from LGBT+ colleagues across the Co-op and beyond. The first is by Amelia Cargo, the chair of the Co-op’s LGBT+ network. Many people come to work for the Co-op because we do things differently and I’m certainly no different. When I was looking […]

First of all a very Happy New Year and a special thank you to the many colleagues who worked through the holiday season. Steve Murrells will update us on trading next week but I can tell you now that all your hard work paid off – our Co-op had a great Christmas and New Year. […]

When I went on my Back to Being Co-op session, the one thing that will stay with me forever is the video that showed colleagues doing amazing things for members of their community. This was just the start of something wonderful and this seemed to inspire many others to do something great too. While we […]

2016 was such a special year for our Co-op. The reason we achieved so much was down to the hard work and dedication of our 70,000 colleagues. We’ve been celebrating all that they’ve achieved this year and telling the story of 2016 through 12 brilliant teams. These teams represent everyone in the Co-op.  Who are they? 1. […]