CEO, Steve Murrells, addressed a gathering of co-op/mutual senior leaders from across the co-operative sector in the UK. It was the first such meeting for several years and gave the opportunity to set out the challenges facing the movement in the 21 century. Here’s what Steve had to say.

1133 words, approx. 5.5 minutes to read.

I want to give you an update on our approach to advertising. In particular how we’re addressing the concerns some of our members have raised with us about the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and the Sun. At our AGM in May we held a fringe event to debate the issue with members. Taking part were our […]

On Thursday, I travelled to the magnificent Senedd in sunny Cardiff, the National Assembly of Wales. The Co-op was invited, alongside the British Red Cross in Wales, to give evidence to the Assembly’s Committee on Health, Social Care and Sport. The Committee, made up of elected Assembly Members, are holding an inquiry into how Wales […]

Following the announcement of our financial results last week we’ve published our full report and accounts which give a full review of how we performed last year.  The report and accounts are received by members at our Annual General Meeting which takes place on Saturday 20 May in Manchester. Later this month we’ll be sending […]

For any business rebuilding itself and looking to grow in very competitive markets, using advertising to attract new customers is really important. But some Co-op members are concerned about where our brand is advertised. They’ve asked us to think carefully about the media we support through our advertising investment. Until recently these concerns have mostly […]

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 […]