Central England Co-op Floral returning to support families with tributes for loved ones

Central England Co-op Funeralcare today announced that its professional florists are once again available to create floral tributes for families following updated Government guidance.

Focusing on funeral flowers the Society’s florists will be creating special arrangements to enable families to say goodbye. However, its floral shops will remain closed to the general public to allow the teams to focus on funeral tributes.

During the pandemic Central England Co-op’s floral colleagues have been helping in its food stores and funeral homes, as well as finding time to help families with advice and tips on creating natural arrangements from resources available in gardens. Feedback has been very positive, and families have been very grateful for this support. 

Floral teams are now looking forward to helping with bespoke tributes and Central England Co-op florists are pleased to announce that this is supported with new arrangements called the Florists Choice. This is a specially designed range of floral tributes unique for its clients.

Sue Carty, one of the many talented florists that works for Central England Co-op, said: “We really enjoy what we do and love being able to come up with wonderful creations to help honour the life of a loved one.”

Central England Co-op has florists in Birmingham, Droitwich, Kettering, Stafford, Leicester and support centres in Burton and Chesterfield and floral tributes for funerals can be ordered via any Central England Co-op Funeral Homes.

People can find out more about the funeral changes by visiting www.centralengland.coop/updates


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, travel and property investment.

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

Our 7,900 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 430 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