Central England Co-op 2020 Board election results

Posted by rob smyth | Published: 30/10/2020

Central England Co-op can today announce the results of its 2020 Board elections.

Store Manager Brad Tuckfield, from Sutton near Norwich, and Marketing Communications Assistant Jody Meakin, from Lichfield, have been elected to the Board for the first time.

Dave Ellgood, from Birmingham, who previously served as an Employee Director before retiring from his role at Central England Co-op returns to the Board after being successfully elected as a Member Director.

They will be joined by Elaine Dean, from Derby, and Maria Lee, from Leicestershire, who were both successfully re-elected. 

All candidates will serve for a term ending in April 2023, other than Mrs Meakin who will serve until April 2022.

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 Elaine and Maria and congratulate Brad, Dave and Jody on their election.

“All five 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 Society on behalf of our members.

“The Society would also like to place on record its sincere thanks and appreciation to the unsuccessful candidates including former Board Directors Sean Clothier and Paul Singh who were not elected on this occasion.”


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 with interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.


Co-operatives have always been there for their communities; they were formed to protect them and help them flourish. 


Our 7,550 colleagues who serve Members and customers work hard to ensure that co-operative values, principles and spirit flow through everything we do to help support and improve our local communities.


Owned by hundreds of thousands of Members, we have 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. 


We are proud of our reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.


We invest a percentage of our trading profit into local communities through our Community Dividend Fund scheme, have donated over £1.3 million to our corporate charity partner Dementia UK and also operate a pioneering food redistribution partnership with FareShare Midlands so unsold food goes to those in need.


Visit www.centralengland.coop for more information or follow us on Facebook or Twitter using @mycoopfood


Press office contacts: Rob Smyth and James Brindle


Phone - 01543 421390


Email - publicrelations@centralengland.coop