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2019 #BeingCoop Awards


Our second #BeingCoop Awards were even more successful than the first in 2018.

We received over

3,000 Nominations

40% more than we had for the inaugural awards.

We had 13 categories, including a new category for Co-op apprentices. Our winners enjoyed a bespoke Co-op experience and recognition at our Co-op AGM.

We'd like to thank everyone who took part.

Community Star Award - Colin Powell
Store Manager - Haxby’s Co-op

Colin has cemented himself in the local community by working with, and supporting over 15 different charities and organisations. Through a range of activities, he’s contributed to fundraising over £6,000 for multiple organisations to benefit from. Read more

Co-op Member Choice Award - Ross Blackburn
Customer Team Member - Roundhay’s Co-op

Ross made a huge difference to the shopping experience of one of our members who was recovering from a brain haemorrhage. With his patient, helpful manner and outstanding service, he left our member feeling as valued as more able customers. With small acts of kindness from Ross, the results made a huge difference to the life of our customer. Read more

Do What Matters Most Award - Stuart Wallis
Store Manager - Ancaster’s Co-op

Following an attempted armed robbery in store, Stuart made sure he did everything in his power to get the store back to normal. He was on hand to provide invaluable support to all colleagues involved, including daily phonecalls just to check in. Read more

Be Yourself Always Award - Louise Ewen
Customer Team Member - Kemnay’s Co-op

Louise overcame personal health challenges, without letting it affect her personality or interfere with her contribution to the store. She can always be relied on to put a smile on peoples' faces, treats every shift with enthusiasm and is considered a hero in the local community for all her involvement. Read more

Show You Care Award - Annabel Davies
Funeral Director - Blackburn

Annabel goes out of her way to make sure everything is just right, to help relieve some of the pressures on families dealing with loss. Her compassion and dedication is especially important as she works a lot with families who’ve sadly lost children or babies. Read more

Succeed Together Award (team award) - Castlewood depot
Team Award - Castlewood

Despite facing various operational challenges throughout 2018, the Castlewood team also made time to fundraise. With over 20 different events ranging from raffles, sporting events and charity sales, the team raised a staggering £21,889 for local charities. Read more

Store Colleague of the Year - Nicola Ireson
Team Manager - Weymouth Chickerell’s Co-op

In just over 12 months Nicola transformed into a confident Store Manager. With a passion for community involvement, Nicola built extensive links with the local organisations, even handwriting and delivering 400 cards signed ‘from your local Co-op’. Read more

Insurance Colleague of the Year - Anthony McQueen
Customer Service Advisor - Miller Street Manchester

Anthony consistently puts the needs of others first, while offering additional support to the management team. With expert knowledge, he stepped up to help coach colleagues, and was also chiefly responsible for making sure a large scale desk move went smoothly. Read more

Funeralcare Colleague of the Year - Samantha Ewins
Estate Planning Lead - Berkshire

Sam stepped up to unexpectedly cover the role of a second Estate Planning Lead. This involved recruiting new colleagues, delivering training and supporting management. The scale of the task meant that Sam was responsible for working across an entire region, looking after 28 funeral homes for three months. Read more

Logistics Colleague of the Year - Laura Savinaite
Warehouse Operative - Avonmouth depot

Laura stepped in to reignite passion and energy amongst the Blue Arrow team, resetting the expectation of what good looks like. She supported colleagues through performance management, and took the lead to identify and train the next Blue Arrow Lead Associate, ensuring the hard work and high standards she set continue. Read more

Legal Services Colleague of the Year - Bence Galambszogi
Lead Case Manager Probate Operations - Bristol Aztec West

Bence works in an environment that requires high levels of technical knowledge, with cases possibly taking years to complete. During stressful times, his positive attitude raises the mood across the wider team. He’s both great with the law and with the people he works with. Read more

Support Centre Colleague of the Year - Neil Moffatt
IT Infrastructure Project Manager - Support Centre

Neil displayed all the values needed to lead and deliver a project. He challenged a ‘them and us’ mentality and championed a one team approach. In addition, his working relationship with an international film festival meant that Co-op benefitted from the ability to display our food products to a global audience. Read more

Co-op Apprentice of the Year - James Allen
Team Leader - Petrol Minster’s Co-op

From day 1 James was fully committed to his apprenticeship. He gave maximum effort to everything he does and has become a real asset to the business and his store team. Read more

  • Allison Devine
    Customer Team Member, Bishopton
  • Chantelle Towers
    Funeral Arranger, East Leake
  • Colin Powell
    Store Manager, Haxby
  • Enoch Kanagaraj
    Store Manager, Watford Abbotswood Park
  • Jean Jackson
    Customer Team Member, Ayr-Alloway
  • Julie Ashworth-Hill
    Insurance Customer Advisor Home Admin
  • Karl Hardie
    Store Manager, Lark Lane
  • Lisa Davidson
    Funeral Arranger, Holmes of Dungannon
  • Moira Cudmore
    Support Clerk, Avonmouth Depot
  • Nicola Bedford
    Store Manager, Alwoodley Nursery Lane
  • Alex Renshaw
    Team Manager, Knott end on Sea
  • Amy McKenzie
    Team Leader, Kirton in Lindsey Station Road
  • Annabel Gledhill
    Team Leader, Easingwold Long Street
  • David MacDonald
    Store Manager, Balloch
  • Deborah Bradley
    Store Manager, Gedling Road
  • Jade Barnett
    Customer Team Member, Bellinge
  • Jayne Williams
    Funeral Arranger, North Street Romford
  • Julie Ellis
    Team Leader, Downend Road
  • Liz McClean
    Store Manager, Brodick
  • Natalie Evans
    Store Manager, Roundhay
  • Ross Blackburn
    CTM, Roundhay
  • Steve Smith
    Store Manager, Burwell North Street
  • Tywyn Store Team
  • Alana Emley
    Team Leader, Bishopton
  • Briege Ashley
    Area Manager
  • Charles Mooney
    Funeral Operative, Kilsyth Care Centre
  • Chloe Donegan
    Funeral Service Crew, Kilsyth Care Centre
  • Emma Leeman
    Funeral Director, Tavistock
  • Julie Goldspring
    Team Manager, Hopton-on-Sea
  • Samantha Swenarton
    Store Manager, Upper Malone
  • Stuart Wallis
    Store Manager, Ancaster Co-op
  • Tracey Hayes
    Store Manager, Daliburgh
  • Danny Matthews
    Apprenticeship Resourcing Lead
  • Don Tulloch
    Team Manager, Malpas
  • Jackie Savage
    Learning Facilitator
  • Lisa Barringer
    Backshift, Castlewood Depot
  • Louise Ewen
    Customer Team Member, Kemnay
  • Lynn Slater
    Customer Team Member, Keyworth Wolds Drive
  • Paul Iles
    Team Manager, Wibsey
  • Tony Roddis
    Backshift, Castlewood Depot
  • Aaron Edwards-Ralph
    Customer Team Member, Romsey Saxon Way
  • Annabel Davies
    Funeral Director, Blackburn
  • Carl Lawson
    Warehouse Operative, Birtley Depot
  • David Brook
    Store Manager, Adel
  • Dee Rowsell
    Funeral Arranger, Billericay
  • Emma Cook
    Team Manager, Earlston Petrol Forecourt
  • Ian Grant
    Funeral Director, Dumbarton
  • Karin Stowell
    Customer Team Member, Princess Victoria Street, Clifton
  • Philip Armstrong
    Area Manager, Retail Operations North
  • Shan Newell
    Store Manager, Wrexham Crosslands
  • Bishopton New Store Team
  • Bradford Care Centre
  • Castlewood Depot
  • Hessle Co-op Store Team
  • Monaco Muster Team Managers and Customer Service Managers
  • North Area Managers N002
  • Plymouth Depot Day Shift Team Managers
  • Sales and Service Team
  • Supply Chain Management & CI Team
  • Ben Troop
    Store Manager, Greenwood Avenue
  • Danny Bradley
    Customer Team Member, Woodlesford
  • Grant Fender
    Team Leader, East Linton
  • Jake Sumbland
    Customer Team Member, Llandudno, Glan-Y-Mor Coop
  • John Houston
    Store Manager, Yardley Wood
  • Nicola Ireson
    Team Manager, Chickerell Road, Weymouth
  • Paul Stephenson
    Store Manager, Ripponden
  • Rachel Ayangunna
    Store Manager, Fortress Road, Kentish Town
  • Stephen McMahon
    Store Manager, Oldpark
  • Alison Nixon
    Supply Chain Delivery Consultant
  • Anthony McQueen
    Customer Service Advisor
  • Cameron Mapstone
    Home Analysis and Implementation Manager
  • John Campbell
    Lead Motor Supply Chain Manager
  • Lynn Jallands
    Data Governance Consultant
  • Mark McNichol
    Senior Supply Chain Assurance Consultant
  • Robert Doran
    TPPD Claim Handler
  • Anne Rantoul
    Funeral Arranger, Byker FC
  • Christina Parkinson
    Funeral Arranger, Guildford Woodbridge Hill FC
  • Fatou Gueye
    Repatriation Excellence Manager, Putney FC
  • Gaynor Gage
    Funeral Arranger, Rees Davies (Port Tennant)
  • Jane Johnson
    Funeral Arranger, Bamber Bridge FC
  • Jayne Tilling
    Funeral Arranger, Warwick - John Taylor FC
  • Samantha Ewins
    Estate Planning Lead, Berkshire RM FC
  • Sue Elliot
    Funeral Arranger, South Shields FC
  • Terry Hood
    Funeral Director, Rosyth FC
  • Alex Barthorpe (Reid)
    Engagement Support Assistant, Castlewood CDC
  • Daniel Brown
    Stock Support Assistant, Lea Green Depot
  • Deborah Griffiths
    Warehouse Operations Manager, Thurrock Depot
  • Laura Savinaite
    Warehouse Operative, Avonmouth Depot
  • Martin Stack
    Regional Security Lead (North), Secondment 1AS, Home Role Newhouse Depot
  • Nicola Turnbull
    Planning Officer, Birtley Depot
  • Paul Thomas
    Warehouse Manager Avonmouth, Avonmouth Depot
  • Scott Greenhow
    Transport Yard Team Manager, Thurrock Depot
  • Stephen Prentice
    Driver Assessor, Newhouse DC
  • Amy Reeves
    Trainee Case Manager
  • Bence Galambszogi
    Lead Case Manager in Probate Operations
  • Josh O'Nyons
    Case Manager
  • Juliet Frimpong-Manso
    Legal Advisory and Legal Expenses Team Manager
  • Kyriaki Konstantinudou
    Probate Administratrator
  • Owen Coope
    Team Leader CLS
  • Ronald Taylor
    Probate Advisor
  • Andrew Donkin
    Technical Manager Quality Assurance
  • Christine Edge
    Programme Manager for Modern Workplace
  • Emma Winston
    Governance Officer
  • Jackie Carr
    Pensioner Welfare Officer
  • Jamie Payne
    Resourcing Change Partner
  • Jen Murphy
    Licensing Team Manager
  • Jenny Alleyne
    Head of Risk
  • Katy Brown
    Programme Manager, Risk Health and Safety
  • Neil Moffat
    IT Infrastructure Project Manager
  • Ryan Smith
    Retail Response and Resilience Officer
  • Corentin Vidick
    Warehouse Operative, Avonmouth Depot
  • James Allen
    Team Leader, Petrol Minster
  • James Leggett
    Store Manager, Crossways
  • Janie Wheatley
    Warehouse Operative, Castlewood Depot
  • Jennifer Lawson
    Funeral Service Crew, Hartlepool
  • Mandy McIntyre
    Customer Team Member, Bucksburn
  • Peter Clark
    Team Manager, Maplethorpe
  • Taylor Glover
    Apprentice Team Manager, Castlewood Depot
  • William Roberts
    Funeral Arranger, Downend
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