Central England Co-op Travel scoops top award voted for by industry tour operators

Central England Co-op Travel has been recognised for its success on the high street by scooping a major award.

The holiday provider was named Best High Street Agency: Central England including East Anglia at the Association of Touring and Adventure Suppliers conference.

Paul Dale, Head of Specialist Business, was on hand to accept the award at a gala awards evening at the ICC in Birmingham.

He was presented with the gong by Aled Jones and Lucy Huxley. The award was voted for by leading industry tour providers.

He said: “I was so pleased to be able to accept this award on behalf of all the colleagues that work  for Central England Co-op Travel.

“We pride ourselves on offering exemplary service to our customers and this award is recognition of us meeting that target.

“I would like to thank all the colleagues for the continued hard work and dedication that went in to us winning this accolade.”

This award comes after the travel provider recently successfully opened six new Travel Shops across the country.

The opening of the brand new travel stores – based in Atherstone, Oakham, Ibstock, Castle Donington, Glenfield and Stirchley - comes after the Society reached an agreement to transfer six Travel branches in total from Thomas Cook earlier this year.

Find out more about the very latest Travel offers by visiting https://www.centralengland.coop/travel/offers


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                Picture caption: Paul Dale, Head of Specialist Business, accepting the award.

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, travel shops, 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 at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140


Email –publicrelations@centralengland.coop