Nick Crofts, President of our National Members’ Council, was recently shortlisted in the British LGBT Awards 2017 as a Top 10 LGBT+ Inspirational Leader. The awards celebrate community activists, public figures and straight allies who work to advance the rights of LGBT communities. Alex Wainwright, a member of our Respect LGBT+ Network explains what this means to LGBT colleagues […]

I recently visited my local cause, the Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary. It was lovely to meet Steph and Heather from the charity and understand more about where my 1% community reward is going. We filmed a short video so we could encourage more Co-op Members to choose their local cause before 8 April; after which a new contingent of […]

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 […]

It’s an expensive business, not having enough money. Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of visiting Homes with Style, a social enterprise run by my friend and community entrepreneur Peter Mitchell. HWS is an interiors store based in Huyton in Knowsley, which offers a great range of quality furniture at affordable prices. Alongside this, it […]