Central England Co-operative store colleagues in Brundall receive commendation in community award

The important place in the community occupied by the Central England Co-operative Food Store in Brundall, Norwich has been applauded as store colleagues received a high commendation in a local award.

The Broadland District Council Community at Heart Awards celebrate those people and groups in the community who go above and beyond what is expected of them to improve the lives of others. The team at the store, located at 122, The Street, in Brundall, were highly commended for the Business Community Supporter of the Year award.

Store colleagues have been involved with a wide range of events in their neighbourhoods, including regular coffee mornings at the Springdale Care Home, in Brundall, helping to clean up at the nature reserve at Cremer’s Meadow, assisting Brundle Allotment Association with a volunteering day and supporting exhibitors at Strumpshaw Steam Engine Rally.

Store Manager Brad Tuckfield said: “We are absolutely chuffed to be nominated and commended in the award. We are often praised by customers and we have a fantastic team of colleagues who are really engaged with working with the local community. It’s great for everyone to receive some recognition.”

Brad attended the awards at The Space, in Sprowston, on Tuesday, 30 October with Kym Hunt, Central England Co-operative’s Membership and Community Relations Officer for the Eastern Region, and Duty Manager Katherine Nash-Allen.

The Brundall Door Store is open Monday to Sunday from 7am to 10pm. It has a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special including fresh and local fruit and vegetables, an instore bakery, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen product and Irresistible product ranges. The store also offers Paypoint, Lottery, free cash machine, Collect Plus, a Food Bank and parking.


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Picture captions: Pic 1. Brundall Store Manager Brad Tuckfield and Duty Manager Katherine Nash-Allen at the awards ceremony. Pic 2. The High Commendation achieved by the Brundall Food Store team.

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 at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140

Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop