Central England Co-op Travel nominated for two top awards at industry Oscars

Central England Co-operative Travel is delighted to announce that it has been nominated for two top awards.

Colleagues from across 20 Travel Shops were jumping for joy after learning they had been shortlisted in the Best Large Agency category for the central region at the Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards (AAAs).

There was further cause for celebration after Clare Slattery was nominated for Leisure Agent of the Year for her role as Assistant Manager at our Thetford Travel Shop.

The AAAs are the biggest celebration of the travel trade in the UK and the winners will be announced as part of a glamorous ceremony in London on July 12.

Paul Dale, Head of Specialist Businesses at Central England Co-op, said: “I am so proud that our Travel business has been nominated for these top awards at what is our industries version of the Oscars.

“I would like to say a big thank to all of the colleagues in Travel who often go the extra mile as a team and showcase commitment and passion at the heart of everything they do.

“Extra congratulations should also go to Clare who has been singled out for her efforts to go above and beyond for her customers.

“The awards are designed to help celebrate the best of the best and we all now have our fingers crossed ahead of finding out the winners in July.”

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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. 


It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, 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 / Heather Clapton at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140


Email –publicrelations@centralengland.coop