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Responsible Business Week 24-28 April, 2017 - The Marketplace

posted by Heather Clapton
on 28/04/2017 12:51pm

The Marketplace Workgroup, chaired by Louise McFadzean, Head of Finance has worked hard over the last 12 months to increase the flexibility our supplier relationship holders have to negotiate with and pay our smaller suppliers.

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Responsible Business Week 24-28 April, Retailing and the Environment – Responsible & Sustainable

posted by Heather Clapton
on 27/04/2017 09:00am

Why is sustainability and energy efficiency important for the future?
Retailers will inevitably face sustainability and environmental requirements set by government in the coming years, driving the necessity for innovation and investment. Our current environmental targets indicate a 35% carbon reduction by 2018 along with specific targets for water use, waste outputs, increased local suppliers and investing back into our local communities.

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Responsible Business Week 24-28 April - Time To Change - Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

posted by Heather Clapton
on 26/04/2017 09:00am

Central England Co-operative has signed a pledge to break the silence around mental health for all its colleagues.

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Responsible Business Week 24-28 April Central England Co-operative is the Heart of the Community

posted by Heather Clapton
on 25/04/2017 09:00am

Central England Co-operative is a business that places itself in the heart of its communities. The colleagues who work within our stores and homes are members of the communities they serve, meaning they have real insight into the local community issues that matter to members and customers.

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Responsible Business Week 24-28 April, 2017 - Corporate Responsibility Index

posted by Heather Clapton
on 24/04/2017 12:53pm

Central England Co-operative’s commitment to Corporate Responsibility resulted in a raft of successes including a leap from 2.5 stars to 4.5 stars on the BITC CR Index.

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We have handed out £52,000 to good causes via our Community Dividend Fund

posted by Rob Smyth
on 10/04/2017 11:20am

A total of 26 good causes have been boosted thanks to our Community Dividend Fund

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Fun ideas to keep the kids entertained this Easter

posted by Heather Clapton
on 04/04/2017 12:45pm

School holidays are a time we all remember......

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Claim a free Cadbury Crème Egg by taking part in our Easter egg hunt quiz

posted by Rob Smyth
on 31/03/2017 13:04pm

Find out how to pick up a free Cadbury Creme Egg by playing our Easter egg hunt quiz

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Time to Change - we pledge to raise awareness about mental health

posted by Rob Smyth
on 24/03/2017 14:17pm

Central England Co-operative has vowed to break the silence around mental health by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

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Seven Different Things people might not know about Fairtrade

posted by Heather Clapton
on 27/02/2017 09:59am

Seven Different Things people might not know about Fairtrade.

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We are putting more defibrillators in the heart of the community to help save lives

posted by Rob Smyth
on 13/01/2017 12:29pm

We are now starting the second phase of this campaign to put lifesaving equipment in the heart of the communities in which we serve.

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Thirty-four groups celebrate scooping share of £57,000 Community Dividend funding boost

posted by Rob Smyth
on 06/01/2017 17:09pm

A diverse range of projects picked from across 16 counties have been handed funding, with the largest single amount given being £5,000.

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Community Dividend Fund success highlighted with inspirational story

posted by Rob Smyth
on 05/01/2017 09:12am

Watch a special film about the inspriational story of youngster Harry Moseley

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89 charities and groups handed share of £160,000 Community Dividend Fund

posted by Rob Smyth
on 02/01/2017 08:30am

A total of 89 groups and charities were supported during the past 12 months as a result of applying to the Society's Community Dividend Fund.

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Co-operative Travel spreads some festive cheer with Santa’s Suitcase appeal

posted by Rob Smyth
on 14/12/2016 11:20am

'Thank you' issued to customers who helped collected hundreds of presents for those in need this Christmas

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Golden Ticket Giveaway means Christmas comes early for customers and members

posted by Rob Smyth
on 05/12/2016 12:06pm

Christmas has come early as part of our Golden Ticket Giveaway!

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Step by step guide on how to build a gingerbread house with the kids this Christmas

posted by Rob Smyth
on 02/12/2016 13:03pm

Keep the kids happy this Christmas by making a festive gingerbread house

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Community impact is at the heart of future strategy for growth & development

posted by Jo Baldock
on 30/11/2016 13:32pm

Central England Co-operative has invested £1,191,000 in the local community during 2015/16. 

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Remember a loved one this Christmas and help raise money for charity

posted by Rob Smyth
on 29/11/2016 09:18am

Find out how you can remember a loved one and support local charities this Christmas

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‘What’s your flavour’ ice cream competition

posted by Jo Baldock
on 18/11/2016 17:34pm

Join in the fun with our ‘What’s your flavour’ ice cream competition! 

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Key dates for your diary in the run up to Christmas

posted by Rob Smyth
on 18/11/2016 11:33am

Get a helping hand from Central England Co-operative as December 25 grows near

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Central England Co-operative travel branches get into the Christmas spirit

posted by Jo Baldock
on 10/11/2016 10:15am

Help us to fill Santa’s Suitcase this Christmas! 

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Hear from groups in Brundall as the first round of community grants are awarded

posted by Jo Baldock
on 03/11/2016 14:13pm

Three community groups in Brundall share £2,677 thanks to Central England Co-operative's Brundall Community Grants to fund their local good causes. 

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How to get the best out of snacks and nibbles this festive season

posted by Rob Smyth
on 03/11/2016 09:37am

Read our hints on how to Love Food Hate Waste this winter

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We have handed out £42,555 to good causes via our Community Dividend Fund

posted by Rob Smyth
on 31/10/2016 16:10pm

A total of 26 good causes shared £42, 555 as part of the latest Community Dividend payout.

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Leading Brilliance Awards - celebrating our stars

posted by Jo Baldock
on 18/10/2016 08:14am

Delighted to recognise our star performers at the recent Leading Brilliance Awards. 

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Defibrillators placed in the heart of the community to help save lives

posted by Rob Smyth
on 14/10/2016 14:14pm

We are pleased to announce that lifesaving pieces of equipment have now been placed in the heart of the community across our trading area.

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Enjoy a bit of luxury with our new Irresistible range

posted by Rob Smyth
on 12/10/2016 14:08pm

Why not treat yourself to a little bit of luxury with the new Irresistible range from Central England Co-operative?

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Check out our spookily good deals this Halloween

posted by Rob Smyth
on 06/10/2016 08:10am

Central England Co-operative offers up some spookily good deals this Halloween

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Paul’s #mycooppledge journey

posted by Jo Baldock
on 04/10/2016 11:56am

Paul Fairhurst, Head of Risk and Compliance, completed the half Iron Man Challenge in September. Read about his journey here. 

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