Central England Co-op opens new travel store in Birmingham as part of £45k investment

Central England Co-operative opened the doors to its new travel store in Birmingham as part of a £45,000 investment.

The opening of the brand new travel store, based inside its food store, in Hazelwell Street, Stirchley, was marked with a special ribbon cutting ceremony.

The event comes after the Society reached an agreement to transfer six Travel branches in total – including Stirchley – from Thomas Cook earlier this year.

Stirchley Travel Store Assistant Manager Natasha Jones said: “Our team were so excited to finally allow our members and customers to see our new-look travel store.

“It looks fantastic and already customers have been making many positive comments about how it looks and the different products and services now available.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank customers for their patience during the refresh and hopefully everyone will enjoy the revamped store as much as we do.

“All of us here at Stirchley Travel Store are proud to be part of such a great community and are looking forward to welcoming all customers to come and enjoy our new travel store.”

The new Stirchley Travel Store will offer a range of holidays at competitive advice – backed by open, honest and totally impartial advice for all travel needs.

The store will also offer competitive currency exchange rates, a wide choice of tour operators and is ABTA and ATOL approved.

Customers will also be able to enjoy further benefits if they use their Central England Co-op member card when buying a holiday at the new store.

The Atherstone Travel Store is open from 9am – 5.30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 9.30am – 5.30pm Tuesday.

Find out more about the very latest Travel offers by calling the new store on 0121 752 9836 or visiting https://www.centralengland.coop/travel/offers


Notes to editors


Picture reference: Colleagues from Central England Co-operative Stirchley Travel Store cut the ribbon as part of an official opening event.


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 2018.


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 members 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 at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140


Email –publicrelations@centralengland.coop


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