Central England Co-op 2019 Board election results

Central England Co-op can today announce the results of its 2019 Board elections.

John Howells, from Loughborough, has been elected to the Board after enjoying an entire career working for local co-operatives including Central England Co-op. He has previously served on the Board.

John will be joined on the Board by Marta Mayhew, from Kettering, and Dave Ellgood, from Birmingham, who were both successfully re-elected.  All candidates will serve for a term of three years.

In addition to these positions, Richard Bickle, from Birmingham, was re-elected unopposed to the Board as a member director and will also serve for a term of three years.

Jim Watts, Society Secretary, said: “On behalf of the Society, I would like to thank all members who voted in our Board elections and also thank all of the candidates who put themselves forward.

“We welcome back Richard, Marta, Dave and congratulate John on his success. All four will join the existing Directors in working with Chief Executive Debbie Robinson and the executive team in shaping the future direction and strategy of the business on behalf of our members.

“Central England Co-op would also like to place on record its sincere thanks and appreciation to unsuccessful candidate and former Director Max Hunt who has served since 2014.”


Notes to editors


About Central England Co-operative


Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 


It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, travel shops, and property investment.


Central England Co-operative has over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2019.


Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.


Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to member activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop


For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative


Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 421390


Email –publicrelations@centralengland.coop