Central England Co-operative Travel recognised with double nomination at industry Oscars

Central England Co-operative Travel is celebrating after being shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards.

Colleagues from across the Society’s 26 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 the Society was also shortlisted in a new category, the Best Large Agency for the East of England region.

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 11.

Paul Dale, Head of Travel 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 you 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.

“We have had a really exciting last 12 months in our Travel business with the opening of six brand new travel stores following a significant investment by the Society, so these nominations are fantastic recognition for our growing team of dedicated travel experts.

“The Travel Weekly 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.”

Find out more about Central England Co-operative Travel, including details of branches and latest offers, by visiting https://www.centralengland.coop/travel


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, 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 2019.

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 and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 421390

Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop