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Brand new Central England Co-op store opens its doors at revamped Wolverhampton Railway Station

Posted by James Brindle | 02/08/2022 | Category: Corporate

Young local Wolverhampton athletes helped cut the ribbon on the new store which has created 20 new jobs.

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Young athletes cut ribbon on major regeneration of food store less than a mile from Commonwealth Games stadium

Posted by James Brindle | 28/07/2022 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op's Great Barr store has been transformed in time for the Commonwealth Games.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Wolverhampton store ahead of launch next week

Posted by James Brindle | 19/07/2022 | Category: Corporate

New images show the progress of the new store at the revamped Wolverhampton Railway Station which is set to open on Friday, 29 July.

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New Central England Co-op in Lincolnshire opens doors creating 26 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 08/07/2022 | Category: Corporate

The new store in Donington was opened by local schoolchildren and specially invited guests.

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Schoolchildren cut ribbon on new Central England Co-op in South Yorkshire which has created 16 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 01/07/2022 | Category: Corporate

The store in Tickhill has seen a former pub in the town restored into a modern and sustainable food store.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Donington store ahead of launch next week

Posted by James Brindle | 27/06/2022 | Category: Corporate

New images show the progress of the new store in the Lincolnshire village which is set to open on Friday, 8 July.

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New green space funded by carrier bags is set to benefit local community after launch in Yaxley

Posted by James Brindle | 27/06/2022 | Category: Corporate

Local schoolchildren cut the ribbon on the new sustainable space at our Yaxley Food Store, the third such space to launch at CEC stores this year.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Tickhill store ahead of launch next week

Posted by James Brindle | 20/06/2022 | Category: Corporate

New images show the progress of the new store off the A60 in the town which is set to open on Friday, 1 July.

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Central England Co-op officially opens its first store in Lancashire creating 18 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 16/05/2022 | Category: Corporate

The ribbon has been cut on the new store in Clayton-le-Woods.

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Central England Co-op officially opens its brand new store in Lichfield creating 11 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 06/05/2022 | Category: Corporate

The new store has opened its doors at Fosseway Gate, part of the city's new Birmingham Road development.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Lancashire store ahead of launch next week

Posted by James Brindle | 03/05/2022 | Category: Corporate

New images show the progress of the new Wigan Road store in Clayton-le-Woods which is set to open on May 13 and will be Central England Co-op's first Lancashire store.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Lichfield store ahead of launch next week

Posted by James Brindle | 25/04/2022 | Category: Corporate

New images show the progress of the new Fosseway Gate store off Birmingham Road which is set to open on May 6.

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Central England Co-op transforms another Northants food store with a whole new look after major investment

Posted by James Brindle | 15/04/2022 | Category: Corporate

The Oundle food store in Northamptonshire has been completely transformed into a more modern and sustainable store following a similar investment in nearby Thrapston last month.

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Leicestershire village food store is transformed with a completely new look

Posted by James Brindle | 02/04/2022 | Category: Corporate

The Kibworth Central England Co-op in Leicestershire has been completely transformed into a more modern and sustainable store.

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Major investment creates completely new look for Yorkshire food store including new sustainable space for local community

Posted by James Brindle | 25/03/2022 | Category: Corporate

The Dodworth Central England Co-op has been completely transformed and features the first of our sustainable spaces in partnership with Groundwork.

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Schoolchildren cut ribbon on new look Northamptonshire food store following major investment

Posted by James Brindle | 04/03/2022 | Category: Corporate

The Thrapston Central England Co-op has been completely transformed into a more modern and sustainable store.

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Central England Co-op officially opens its new £700,000 store in Yorkshire village creating 14 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 04/02/2022 | Category: Corporate

The ribbon was cut on the new store in Armthorpe by local schoolchildren.

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Central England Co-op officially opens bigger and better new store in Ashby town centre following £700k investment

Posted by James Brindle | 17/01/2022 | Category: Corporate

The new Market Street store has opened its doors after relocating to more spacious and more modern surroundings.

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Central England Co-op reveal launch date and give first look at brand new Ashby town centre store

Posted by James Brindle | 29/12/2021 | Category: Corporate

New images show the progress of the new store in Market Street, Ashby set to open on January 14.

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Central England Co-op honours colleagues ‘Creating a sustainable Society for all’ at glittering awards ceremony

Posted by James Brindle | 01/12/2021 | Category: Corporate

Colleagues across the Society have been recognised for their achievements over the past 12 months at a special awards ceremony.

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Central England Co-operative officially opens its new £600,000 store to support new Warwickshire community - creating 20 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 17/09/2021 | Category: Corporate

The ribbon was cut on the new store in Houlton by local schoolchildren.

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Central England Co-op partners with Too Good To Go to help it reduce food waste even further

Posted by James Brindle | 20/08/2021 | Category: Corporate

It is hoped the link-up will save almost 230,000 meals going to waste every year.

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Central England Co-op officially opens its new £1.85m plus store to support Nottinghamshire community - creating 15 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 02/08/2021 | Category: Corporate

New Warsop store launches with a special launch event, including an appearance by the Gruffalo.

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Central England Co-op reveal first look at new Nottinghamshire store ahead of launch event featuring special appearance by children’s favourite

Posted by James Brindle | 21/07/2021 | Category: Corporate

Take a look at the progress of Central England Co-op's new Warsop store ahead of its launch.

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New cycle repair stations rolled out at 21 Central England Co-op sites to encourage cycle use

Posted by James Brindle | 20/05/2021 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op roll out new features to help encourage benefits of cycling.

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Retailers unite to call for Government to avoid a “life sentence” of violence and abuse for shopworkers

Posted by James Brindle | 12/05/2021 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op joins with over 30 retailers to encourage MPs to back an amendment to a flagship Government crime bill which would offer frontline workers greater protection.

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Central England Co-op 2021 Board election results

Posted by Rob Smyth | 30/04/2021 | Category: Corporate

Results of our 2021 Board Elections can now be revealed

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New coffee shop launches at Central England Co-op’s flagship site in Lichfield creating 10 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 16/04/2021 | Category: Corporate

The Insomnia Coffee Company outlet has launched at the Society's Boley Park development in Lichfield.

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Launch date confirmed for new coffee shop at Central England Co-op’s new flagship site in Lichfield

Posted by James Brindle | 06/04/2021 | Category: Corporate

New Insomnia Coffee Company shop at Lichfield Central England Co-op to open on Friday, 16 April.

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Central England Co-operative officially opens its new store to support the community in Eastwood

Posted by James Brindle | 27/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

Ribbon cut on new store in Eastwood after £300,000 investment.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look of new food store in North Warwickshire

Posted by James Brindle | 27/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

The new Grendon Central England Co-op is opening in a former public house off the A5.

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Central England Co-op reveals first look of new food store in Eastwood ahead of launch

Posted by James Brindle | 19/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

Images show progress of new Central England Co-op food store in Nottingham Road.

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We are backing the National Respect for Shopworkers Week campaign

Posted by Rob Smyth | 16/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op supports National Respect for Shopworkers Week

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We sign up to ambitious plan to decarbonise the retail industry

Posted by Rob Smyth | 10/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op joins forces with 60 other retailers to back British Retail Consortium (BRC) Climate Action Roadmap.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look of new food store in Norfolk town

Posted by James Brindle | 06/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

The new Reepham Central England Co-op Food Store opens later this month.

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Co-op customers can help tackle food poverty with their shopping this Christmas as part of special charity campaign

Posted by James Brindle | 05/11/2020 | Category: Corporate

Throughout December, any purchase made in Central England Co-op's food stores of products from its Irresistible range will see it donate five per cent from the sale of each product to FareShare Midlands.

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We have launched our autumn/winter crime crackdown by telling would-be criminals ‘it is not worth the risk’ to target our colleagues and stores

Posted by Rob Smyth | 14/10/2020 | Category: Corporate

Criminals have been told ‘it is not worth the risk’ targeting Central England Co-op stores this autumn and winter following a roll-out of new measures.

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Interim results showcase how we have been leading the way for our members and local communities

Posted by Rob Smyth | 13/10/2020 | Category: Corporate

Our interim results showcase how we have been leading the way for our members and local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Central England Co-operative officially opens its new store to support the community in Norwich - creating 20 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 10/09/2020 | Category: Corporate

The new Central England Co-op food store in Sprowston, Norwich has opened its doors creating 20 new jobs.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look of new food store in Norwich

Posted by James Brindle | 01/09/2020 | Category: Corporate

The opening date for the new Central England Co-op in Norwich has been revealed, as well as a first look behind the scenes.

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Coffee chain’s first Derbyshire outlet launches at Central England Co-op store following £620,000 project

Posted by James Brindle | 28/08/2020 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op's Littleover store is now home to a brand new coffee shop.

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MP leading fight to better protect shop staff backs our ‘zero tolerance’ plea

Posted by Rob Smyth | 11/08/2020 | Category: Corporate

Alex Norris supports our colleagues and campaigning efforts

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Nottinghamshire food store gets fresh new look with £100k makeover complete with artwork created by local schoolchildren

Posted by James Brindle | 11/08/2020 | Category: Corporate

A refreshed shopfront is among the changes at the Skegby Road Food Store including artwork provided by a local school.

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Grab a free cuppa at village food store as it celebrates new look after £86k makeover

Posted by James Brindle | 11/08/2020 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-op's Bramcote Lane Food Store has been transformed following a £86,000 makeover

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Central England Co-op offers new range of fun and colourful reusable face coverings for kids

Posted by James Brindle | 10/08/2020 | Category: Corporate

Children's Face Coverings now available in Central England Co-op stores to meet demand.

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Work set to begin on £3 million transformation of Boley Park Food Store in Lichfield

Posted by Rob Smyth | 03/08/2020 | Category: Corporate

Plans unveiled for new-look superstore

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We are urging the Government to do more to protect shop workers following three shocking attacks on colleagues

Posted by Rob Smyth | 23/07/2020 | Category: Corporate

Three incidents have prompted calls for more protection for shop workers.

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Central England Co-operative officially opens its new store to support the community in Doncaster - creating 14 new jobs

Posted by James Brindle | 03/07/2020 | Category: Corporate

Take a look at our new Barnby Dun community store which is now open.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look at new food store in Nottingham

Posted by James Brindle | 08/05/2020 | Category: Corporate

Take a look at some images of our new Beeston food store ahead of its launch.

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First new store of 2020 opens in Leicestershire following £1.5 million investment

Posted by Rob Smyth | 13/03/2020 | Category: Corporate

Schoolchildren help cut the ribbon at new Oak Tree Corner community food store.

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We are supporting a pioneering scheme to turn around the lives of prolific offenders in Birmingham

Posted by Rob Smyth | 22/01/2020 | Category: Corporate

We are proud to work with West Midlands Police to help turn around the lives of James and Paul.

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Christmas and New Year results success sees Central England Co-op bucking the industry trend

Posted by Rob Smyth | 16/01/2020 | Category: Corporate

Thanks to customers, members and colleagues for helping us have a great Christmas and New Year.

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We invested nearly £12 million in new stores, funeral homes and refits during 2019

Posted by Rob Smyth | 01/01/2020 | Category: Corporate

We opened everything from new stores to funeral booking offices during 2019.

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First look at planned £3 million investment to create flagship Lichfield store

Posted by Rob Smyth | 09/12/2019 | Category: Corporate

This image showcases how our planned investment in Boley Park may look like.

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We are launching a new campaign calling for an end of violence and aggression towards colleagues

Posted by Rob Smyth | 18/11/2019 | Category: Corporate

New campaign links up with local police forces to tackle issue in our stores and protect colleagues.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look behind the scenes of its new Food Store in Tamworth

Posted by James Brindle | 18/11/2019 | Category: Corporate

These first look images give a behind the scenes glimpse at our new Tamworth Food Store as its opening date is revealed.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look behind the scenes of its new Food Store in Lowestoft

Posted by James Brindle | 31/10/2019 | Category: Corporate

New images give a behind the scenes look at our new Lowestoft Food Store as its opening date is revealed.

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Central England Co-op reveals opening date and first look behind the scenes of its new Food Store in Belper

Posted by James Brindle | 22/10/2019 | Category: Corporate

New images give a behind the scenes look at our new Openwoodgate Food Store as its opening date is revealed.

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Central England Co-op half year results show rise in sales despite challenging retail market

Posted by Rob Smyth | 20/09/2019 | Category: Corporate

Rise in sales boosted by investment in new sites and Travel Shop network

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Cutting-edge short films show impact on young people supporting family members who have dementia

Posted by Rob Smyth | 15/05/2019 | Category: Corporate

We have teamed up with Dementia UK to produce a series of powerful films showcasing young people talking about helping relatives with dementia.

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We have been shortlisted for Leading Co-operative of the Year 2019 award

Posted by Rob Smyth | 07/05/2019 | Category: Corporate

Help us win the top gong at the Co-operative of the Year Awards 2019

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Increased sales and trading profit drive Central England Co-operative’s work to support local communities

Posted by Rob Smyth | 29/03/2019 | Category: Corporate

We are proud of our latest annual results.

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Female leaders from the world of Co-ops met ahead of International Women’s Day at special event

Posted by Rob Smyth | 07/03/2019 | Category: Corporate

Harvest Fields Centre, in Sutton Coldfield, played host to the event.

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Central England Co-op welcomes new Chief Executive Debbie Robinson

Posted by Rob Smyth | 04/03/2019 | Category: Corporate

Debbie joins from her role as UK Managing Director at SPAR UK.

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Launch of exciting bursary with Birmingham City University aimed at boosting skills such as maths and science

Posted by Rob Smyth | 25/02/2019 | Category: Corporate

Students will now have the chance to forge careers in areas such as IT, digital, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

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Our half year results show strong financial performance and growth

Posted by Rob Smyth | 21/09/2018 | Category: Corporate

Strong sales and investment help Society enjoy good first half of 2018

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Our food waste project is set to be rolled out across all shops following successful pilot

Posted by Rob Smyth | 15/06/2018 | Category: Corporate

Find out more about our work with FareShare East Midlands

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Central England Co-op celebrates hitting five star milestone in responsible business ranking

Posted by Rob Smyth | 23/04/2018 | Category: Corporate

Central England Co-operative is celebrating being awarded the maximum five stars out of five in Business in the Community’s 2018 Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index). This result means that in the space of just two years the dedication and hard work of colleagues from across the Society has contributed to its rating leaping from 2.5 stars to five. Central England Co-op’s overall score of 99 per cent has jumped from 87 per cent in 2016 and 98 per cent last year.

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Ambitious project helps cut food waste and create over 5,000 meals for people in need

Posted by Rob Smyth | 17/04/2018 | Category: Corporate

Society teams up with FareShare to tackle issue of food waste.

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Rise in sales and profits help the Society continue to make a difference in the community

Posted by Rob Smyth | 12/04/2018 | Category: Corporate

Gross sales and operating profit were up compared to the previous year despite the Society operating in a challenging and highly competitive trading environment.

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We are celebrating being awarded five star responsible business rating

Posted by Rob Smyth | 05/03/2018 | Category: Corporate

We have scored five out of five in Business in the Community’s 2018 Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index)

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Central England Co-op invests over £15 million to boost experience for customers

Posted by Rob Smyth | 02/01/2018 | Category: Corporate

The major development programme has seen individual areas such as Leicestershire and Derbyshire receive over £2 million in investment, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire over £1.5 million and nearly £1 million in Cambridgeshire.

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Milestone week for Society as we open and relaunch six new stores and a new funeral home

Posted by Rob Smyth | 29/05/2017 | Category: Corporate

Six new or revamped food stores and a new funeral home reopened in the space of a week

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Our new look website

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 03/05/2017 | Category: Corporate

Welcome to our new look website with an improved customer experience.

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

Posted by Heather Clapton | 28/04/2017 | Category: Corporate

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 | 27/04/2017 | Category: Corporate

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 | 26/04/2017 | Category: Corporate

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, 2017 - Corporate Responsibility Index

Posted by Heather Clapton | 24/04/2017 | Category: Corporate

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

Posted by Rob Smyth | 24/03/2017 | Category: Corporate

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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