Central England Co-op 2021 Board election results

Posted by rob smyth | Published: 30/04/2021

Central England Co-op 2021 Board election results

Posted by rob smyth | Published: 30/04/2021

Central England Co-op can today announce the results of its 2021 Board elections.

Jane Avery, from Leicestershire, and John Chillcott, from Oakham, have been re-elected to the Board, together with Sue Rushton, from Staffordshire, and Tanya Noon, from Derbyshire, who were both re-elected unopposed.

All candidates will serve for a term ending in April 2024, except Sue who will serve two years ending in April 2023.

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 congratulate Jane, John, Sue and Tanya on their re-election.

“All four will rejoin the Board of Directors, working together with the Chief Executive Debbie Robinson and the executive team, to shape the future direction and strategy of the Society on behalf of our members and in line with our newly launched our Purpose, creating a sustainable Society for all.

“The Society would also like to place on record its thanks and appreciation to the other candidates, Danny Douglas and Alan Scattergood, 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.


Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its over 7,800 colleagues serve customers across 400 plus trading sites in 16 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.


Its purpose is to inspire communities to create a sustainable Society for all.


It actively campaigns for the Government to increase sentencing for violent attacks on retail workers and works with FareShare Midlands and hundreds of food banks, generating enough food donations to create over 2.1 million meals for people in need.


The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, while it is also fully committed to addressing the impact of climate change and is on track to be Carbon Neutral by 2030. 


It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £175,000 shared out between 116 good causes over the past 12 months.


Press office contacts: Rob Smyth and James Brindle


Phone - 01543 421390


Email - publicrelations@centralengland.coop