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2021 #BeingCoop Awards


The 2021 #BeingCoop Awards are our biggest ever.

We’re thrilled to have received over

6,000 Nominations

This is more than double what we’ve had in previous years, which just goes to show that in one of the most challenging years for everyone, our colleagues have really stepped up and risen to the challenge brilliantly.

Thank you to everyone who took part.

Succeed Together Award (team award) - Brexit Programme Team - CEO's Choice Winner
Project Team - Pan Co-op

This team has exemplified Co-operation in action by successfully bringing together colleagues across multiple functions in both Co-op and NISA. Read more

Succeed Together Award (team award) - South Shields Doing it Bestways - Colleague Vote Winner
FNC Branch - Funeralcare

With a frontline worker already in their care, the team found out both his parents had also passed away a few days later. Read more

Be Yourself Always - Helen Lawson - Colleague Vote Winner
Digital Lead - Funeralcare

Helen’s passionate about changing the conversation around death, dying and grief. Read more

Be Yourself Always - Nelle Walsh - CEO's Choice Winner
Trade and Improvement Response Manager - Group Support Function

Nelle’s been instrumental driving the diversity and inclusion agenda across the Retail Support Centre, keeping a prominent place for it. Read more

Community Star - Angela Williams - CEO's Choice Winner
Store Manager - Food Stores North, Fir Tree Lane

Aiming to put smiles on people’s faces, Angela’s used her personal time to support the local community during the pandemic. Read more

Community Star - Sharon Davies - Colleague Vote Winner
CTM - Food Stores Central, Pontesbruy

Sharon really brought Co-op and the community together through the pandemic. Read more

Do What Matters Most - Kevin Clark - Colleague Vote Winner
Store Manager - Food Stores North, Innerleithan

Kevin is known for millions of small acts of kindness, generosity, and compassion he shows his colleagues and his community. Read more

Do What Matters Most - Peter Cox - CEO's Choice Winner
Member Pioneer - Community and Shared Value

From connecting with the Salvation Army and giving people in need access to food, to working with local government to understand and address health inequalities in the community. Read more

Show You Care - Chantal Carr - CEO's Choice Winner
Arranger - Funeralcare

Chantal noticed an elderly gentleman who’d been arranging his late wife’s funeral hadn’t been in touch. Read more

Show You Care - Claire Saunders - Colleague Vote Winner
Store Manager - Food Stores South, Gidea Park

Claire’s an amazing advocate for the Safer Colleagues Safer Communities campaign. Read more

Co-op Apprentice of the Year - Kirsty Lowther - Colleague Vote Winner
Direct Cremation Manager - Funeralcare

Kirsty has led the way as the first Funeralcare colleague to undertake the degree apprenticeship. Read more

Co-op Apprentice of the Year - Rachel Beardmore - CEO's Choice Winner
Funeral Arranger - Funeralcare

Rachel was in the first cohort on the new apprenticeship scheme, standing out amongst the learners as someone taking it seriously and really wanting to succeed. Read more

Inclusion Award - Abdul Wahid - CEO's Choice Winner
Area Manager - Food Stores Central

The business needs relatable role models and Abdul certainly is one. Read more

Inclusion Award - Natasha Wilding - Colleague Vote Winner
Team Leader - Food Stores South, Fortuneswell

By sharing her story about being a transgender colleague on the Colleague Stories blog, Natasha’s a true inspiration. Read more

  • Rise Steering Group
    Pan Co-op, Pan Co-op
  • Natalie Clegg
    PMO Analyst, Group Support Function
  • John Prosser-Bell
    Team Leader, Food Stores North, Lamlash
  • Sarah Dickinson
    Technical Manager, Retail Support Centre
  • Gary Pugh
    Store Manager, Food Stores Large, Crieff Town Green
  • Damian Peters
    Business Change Manager, Group Support Function
  • Elle Reynolds
    OE Advisor, Group Support Function
  • Elaine Codrington
    Planning Lead, Funeralcare
  • Ella Banks
    Team Leader, Food Stores Central, Darley Drive
  • Brexit Programme Team
  • Burry Port Co-op
    Food Store Team
  • Colleague Voice
    Pan Co-op
  • London Project Team
    Ops Team
  • Low Fell
    Food Store Team
  • NISA Fresh Rewards
    Ops Team
  • Online Development
    Ops Team
  • Rise Steering Group
    Pan Co-op
  • South Darenth
    Food Store Team
  • South Shields
    Funeralcare Branch
  • Darren Furey
  • Hannah Mitchell
    Team Leader
  • Helen Lawson
    Digital Lead
  • Lisa Court
  • Michael Fisher
    Shift Manager
  • Natalie Clegg
    PMO Analyst
  • Nelle Walsh
    Trade and Improvement Response Manager
  • Ola Adeyemi
    Finance Administrator
  • Sandra Fisher
  • Steve Clare
    Senior IT Auditor
  • Angela Williams
    Store Manager
  • Danielle Peers
    Store Manager
  • Hannah Graham
  • Holly Peak
    Lead Probate Solicitor
  • John-Cameron Prosser-Bell
    Team Leader
  • Kate Parsons
    Funeral Services Manager
  • Kerry Redfurn
    Store Manager
  • Sarah Alexander
    Member Pioneer
  • Sharon Davies
  • Sian Farmer
    Team Manager
  • Andy Halkyard
    Senior Application Engineer
  • Ashley Blenkinsopp
    Team Leader
  • Kevin Clark
    Store Manager
  • Mary Wilks
  • Matthew Kneller
    Warehouse Operative
  • Peter Cox
    Member Pioneer
  • Sarah Cunningham
    Funeral Arranger
  • Sarah Dickinson
    Technical Manager
  • Sasheela Ajithkumar
  • Terry Johnstone
    Area Manager
  • Beth Greenwood
    Junior Buyer
  • Chantal Carr
    Funeral Arranger
  • Claire Saunders
    Store Manager
  • Clare McAllister
  • Gary Pugh
    Store Manager
  • Kath Hendrick
  • Paul Belston
    Security Guard
  • Paul Stephenson
    Store Manager
  • Phil Senior
    Area Manager
  • Vicky Brandle
  • Agnes Campbell
    Funeral Director
  • Andrew Rankin
    Team Leader
  • Bradley Morgan
    Project Manager
  • Damian Peters
    Business Change Manager
  • Elle Reynolds
    OE Advisor
  • Jacinta Widdowson
    Funeral Arranger
  • Kirsty Lowther
    Direct Cremation Manager
  • Nicola Falco
    People Advisor
  • Nina Bush-Sims
    Funeral Arranger
  • Rachel Beardmore
    Funeral Arranger
  • Abdul Wahid
    Area Manager
  • Alicia Collins
    Supply Chain
  • Ash Akhtar
    Comms BP
  • Briar Meyer
    Team Leader
  • Elaine Codrington
    Planning Lead
  • Ella Banks
    Team Leader
  • Natasha Wilding
    Team Leader
  • Neil Moffatt
    Supplier Engagement
  • Ragesh Hindocha
    Area Manager
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