2018 Thank you for Being Co-op Awards

Co-op people

The first ever Co-op-wide Thank you for Being Co-op Awards 2018, which closed on 2 March, were a great success.

Over six weeks, Co-op colleagues used this website to nominate their fellow colleagues across 12 awards categories – ranging from the Community Star Award to Funeralcare Colleague of the Year. Co-op members could join in and nominate colleagues.

From these we drew up a shortlist and chose our 12 winners.

The Winners
Community Star Award - Joanne Bale

Store Manager, Petrol Thorne

Jo has worked at Co-op for 36 years and is a store manager at Petrol Thorne in Doncaster.Read more

 
Co-op Magic Award - Michelle Benton

Store Manager, Priorswood

Michelle is a store manager at our Priorswood Place store in Taunton. Read more

 
Do What Matters Most Award - Laura Tilbury

Funeral Arranger, Windsor

Laura is a funeral arranger in our Berkshire region.Read more

 
Be Yourself Always Award - Michael Pengelly

Food Regional Manager

Michael is a regional manager in Food for Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire.Read more

 
Show You Care Award - Will Hall

Team Manager, Birtley depot

Will is a team manager in the Transport department at Birtley depot.Read more

 
Succeed Together Award (team award) - Adel Food Store team

Adel Food Store team

Adel store team are an incredible bunch of people. They faced one of the most difficult situations you can imagine with dignity, courage and togetherness.Read more

 
Store Colleague of the Year - Sam Peake

Customer Team Member, Cosby Main Street

Sam Peake works in our Cosby store.Read more

 
Insurance Colleague of the Year - Dee Germaine-Dibley

Supply Chain Manager

Dee is a supply chain manager in Miller St, Manchester.Read more

 
Funeralcare Colleague of the Year - Vicky Walmsley

Funeral Arranger, Allerton Road, Liverpool

Vicky is a funeral arranger in Allerton Rd Funeralcare in Liverpool. Read more

 
Logistics Colleague of the Year - Barbara French

Warehouse Operative, Plymouth depot

Barbara has worked for nearly 40 years at our Plymouth depot.Read more

 
Legal Services Colleague of the Year - Anezka Piska

Regional Probate Consultant

Anezka works as a Probate consultant in the South West.Read more

 
Support Centre Colleague of the Year - Ian Rogerson

Technical Manager, Delicious Food Team

Ian is a technical manager working in our Beers, Wines and Spirits department in One Angel Square, Manchester.Read more

 
The Finalists
Community Star Award

This award is for a colleague who’s made a real difference to the lives of people in their local community. This person has gone out of their way to make lasting community connections and has shown that great things happen when people work together.

 

  • Stephen McMahon – Store Manager, Old Park Road
  • Euan MacKenzie – Store Manager, Tillicoultry
  • Renee Foy – Store Team Leader, Oakley
  • Emma Cornish – Store Manager, Colne
  • John Sheppard – Driver Shunter, Castlewood depot
  • Trevor Rigley – Store Manager, Enderby
  • David Hughes – Store Manager, Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Clover Hudson – Portfolio & Change Manager, Group Support
  • Cheryle Waters – Admin Arranger, Funeralcare
  • Natalie Wood – Supply Chain Delivery Consultant, Insurance
 
Co-op Magic Award

Co-op members have been invited to nominate Co-op colleagues from all of our businesses who bring our Ways of Being Co-op to life and create Co-op magic for the customer. We have also incorporated outstanding Your Store Your Say feedback in this category.

 

  • Ballycastle Store Team
  • Rebecca Hunt – Store Team Leader, Portsmouth Road
  • Jacqui Sutherland – Funeral Director, Bottesford Road
  • Teresa Hassan – Customer Team Member, Rothesay Bridge Street
  • Therasa Gannon – Store Manager, Edwinstowe
  • Tracey Coggin – Store Team Leader, Milners Lane
  • Clare Lewin – Customer Team Member, Onchan
  • Rachel Burke – Customer Team Member, Old Bank Road, Mirfield
  • Annie Matheson – Customer Team Member, Stornoway
 
Do What Matters Most Award

Celebrating a colleague who always does the right thing for colleagues, members and customers even in the face of challenges and setbacks.

 

  • Beth McGlasson – HR Assistant, Group Support
  • Andrew Franks – Store Manager, Ponteland
  • Jacqueline Dickson – Customer Team Member, Oldpark
  • Tony Fulton – Health and Safety Manager, Newhouse depot
  • Ffion Griffiths – Customer Team Member, Coedpoeth
  • Matt Brown – Store Manager, Cranfield
  • James Collins – Store Team Leader, Cosby Main Street
  • Caroline Mewton – Store Team Leader, St Ives
  • Matt Arrigonie – Food Area Manager
 
Be Yourself Always Award

This award is for a colleague who brings their best self to work every day and inspires others to do the same. Someone who’s not afraid to be themselves and accepts everyone for who they are.

 

  • Rebecca White – Learning Facilitator, Food Stores Central
  • Jackson Mills – Store Manager, Kirkham
  • Paul Moorman – Food Area Manager
  • Stewart Livingstone – Lead Learning Designer, HR
  • Alan Riley – Warehouse Operative, Lea Green depot
  • Emma Barrett – Consents Manager, Group Property
  • Debra McMillan – Customer Team Member, Heysham
 
Show You Care Award

This award brings to life a real example of a colleague who’s really shown they care to customers, colleagues, members or their community. Someone who’s a 1 example of why Co-op colleagues are different.

 

  • Paul Whittington – Transport Clerk, Castlewood depot
  • Humzah Shah – Customer Team Member, Newhall Square
  • Karen Bainbridge – Food Team Leader, Shiphay
  • Sandra Budd – Food Team Leader, Cullompten
  • Ann Uglow – Customer Team Member, Cullompten
  • Josh McNaboe – Store Manager, Sovereign Square
  • David Spick – LGV Driver, Castlewood depot
  • Alison McPhee – Customer Team Member, New Deleval
  • James Potts – Funeral Director, North Shields
  • Tom Walton – Food Team Leader, Petrol Hopwood
  • Andrea Godber – Branch Manager, Hinton Woodland Burial Ground
 
Succeed Together Award (team award)

1 teamwork is co-operation in action. This award will be given to the team that has worked together for the good of colleagues, members and the community and the wider Co-op.

 

  • Probate Operations team – Legal Services, Bristol
  • Insurance Marketing team
  • Digital Flex team
  • Operational Excellence team – Funeralcare
  • Stock Audit team – Avonmouth depot
  • Aspull Food Store team
  • Regent Road Store team
  • Bishops Castle Store team
  • Co-op Events team – Group Support
 
Store Colleague of the Year

An award to recognise the achievements of a colleague in store who always lives the Ways of Being (Do what matters most, Be yourself always, Succeed together and Show you care) in their day-to-day role.

 

  • Emma Day – Store Team Leader, Aughton
  • Pat McFarlane – Customer Team Member, New Deleval
  • Gary Redpath – Store Manager, Longridge
  • Jane Currie – Customer Team Member, In Store Baker, Northfields
  • Andrea Sample – Store Team Leader, Hartburn
  • Jon Ralston – Customer Team Member, Caton
  • Sam Teare – Store Team Leader, Oswestry
  • Elizabeth McClean – Store Manager, Brodick
 
Insurance Colleague of the Year

We will celebrate a colleague in our insurance business who brings to life all the Ways of Being while at work (Do what matters most, Be yourself always, Succeed together and Show you care).

 

  • Laura McKiernan – Marketing Manager
  • Rebecca Mellor – Digital Team Manager
  • James Spearing – Communications Business Partner
  • Jane Leah – E-Channel Consultant
  • Matthew Wharmby – Customer Service Advisor
  • Deborah Towey – Customer Services Manager
 
Funeralcare Colleague of the Year

This award will celebrate the exceptional achievements of a colleague in Funeralcare who always lives the Ways of Being (Do what matters most, Be yourself always, Succeed together and Show you care).

 

  • Hazel Roberts – Funeral Arranger, Thorne Branch
  • Tanya Pople-Barlow – Admin Arranger, Skipton Branch
  • Jane Bentley – Funeral Arranger, Doncaster Care Centre
  • Joe Howe – Embalmer, South Shields
  • Christine Mallinson – Funeral Director, Heckmondwike Care Centre
  • Neil McClory – Funeral Director, Grantham Branch
  • Noreen Green – Funeral Arranger, South Yorkshire
 
Logistics Colleague of the Year

An award to recognise the achievements of a colleague in Logistics who lives and breathes the Ways of Being Co-op (Do what matters most, Be yourself always, Succeed together and Show you care) in their work at any of our depots.

 

  • Sebastian Sochacki – Planning Manager, Newhouse depot
  • Lee Williams – Team Manager, Avonmouth depot
  • Azad Ahmed – LGV Driver - Transport, Thurrock
  • Claire Chipperfield – HRA, Avonmouth depot
  • Heather Broderick – Engagement Officer, Birtley depot
  • Clare MacLauchlan – Development Manager, Birtley depot
  • Helen Lumley – National Transport Planning Support Officer, Birtley depot
  • Sue Williams – Team Member, Lea Green depot
 
Legal Services Colleague of the Year

Regional Probate Consultant

We will celebrate the great achievements of a Legal Services colleague who always lives the Ways of Being Co-op (Do what matters most, Be yourself always, Succeed together and Show you care) in their day-to-day role.

 

  • Jessica O'Sullivan – Assistant Legal Executive
  • Shelly Price – Bristol Probate Advisory
  • Michael Shaw – Team Leader, Legal Services
  • Matt Preston – Team Leader, Technology Team, Legal Services
 
Support Centre Colleague of the Year

This award is open to any of our colleagues who have a role in any of our support centres. We will celebrate a colleague in our support centres who always lives the Ways of Being (Do what matters most, Be yourself always, Succeed together and Show you care) each and every day.

 

  • Daryl Sutcliffe – Candidate Marketing Manager, Resourcing Team
  • Geri Barrington – OSS Manager, Retail Support Centre
  • Jackie Howlett – Head of Customer Services, Co-op Electrical
  • Nicola Kerr – Client Relations, Funeralcare
  • Rob Morris – Operating Model Modeller, Retail Support Centre
  • Kasim Rajput – Auditor, Internal Audit
 

2018 awards

This video tells the story of our first awards. You can also find out more about our 2018 winners.

And, looking ahead, this is the place to come if you want to take part in the 2019 awards. Watch this space for details on how to nominate.

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