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2022 #BeingCoop Awards


Thank you to everyone who nominated a colleague. It’s been another brilliant year, and we’ve received over 1,170 nominations.

We received over

1,170 Nominations

You can see the full list of finalists, runners-up and winners for each category in the dropdown lists below.

Succeed Together Award (team award) - Campaigns & Awareness team, Aspire – Colleague Choice Winner
Aspire Network - Various

The Aspire Campaigning and Awareness team have delivered an exceptional support to all Co-op colleagues around tough issues that affect women but impact men too. Read more

Succeed Together Award (team award) - Represent Volunteer Team – CEO's Choice Winner
Pan Co-op - Various

The Represent Volunteer Team have been the driving force behind all disability inclusion work we’re seeing right across our Co-op. Read more

Be Yourself Always - Blake Fitch – CEO's Choice Winner
Care Logistics Lead - South London

As part of our Funeralcare team, Blake has been instrumental in helping turn things around in his area, proving to be a real inspiration as Care Logistics Lead at Earlsfield Care Centre. Read more

Be Yourself Always - Elizabeth Robinson – Colleague Choice Winner
Warehouse Operative - Castlewood Depot

Elizabeth is a Warehouse Operative who for the past year has been stepping up daily to cover multiple areas of the depot. Read more

Community Star - Enoch Kanagaraj – CEO's Choice Winner
Store Manager - Watford - Abbotswood Park

Enoch is truly part of his community where he is a twin store manager in the Watford area. Read more

Community Star - Samantha Queen – Colleague Choice Winner
Member Pioneer - Ickenham, Ruislip, Harefield

Samantha is an inspiring Member Pioneer, having been in post just six months she has featured in the national impact deck 3 times already and helped hundreds of people across the communities in West London. Read more

Do What Matters Most - Mark Liddell – Colleague Choice Winner
Project Manager - Manchester - Angel Square

Since first meeting Mark in July last year, it was clear that he is a huge advocate for mental wellbeing. Read more

Do What Matters Most - Paul Stephenson – CEO's Choice Winner
Store Manager - Wibsey

Paul received a huge 8 nominations for this category! Read more

Show You Care - Jordan Trotter – CEO's Choice Winner
Funeral Service Crew - Washington Branch & Care Centre

As a part time Funeral Service Crew colleague, studying Counselling at University, Jordan took it upon himself to set up a local group called 'Walk and Talk'. Read more

Show You Care - Shaun Cousins – Colleague Choice Winner
Team Leader - Whitchurch Bell Street

Shaun is an inspirational colleague to both other colleagues and customers. Read more

Show You Care - Victoria Brandle – Colleague Choice Winner
Retail Risk Operations Officer - Field Based

Vicky is an amazing ambassador for the Co-op, she carries out her job in such a kind supportive way ensuring all the colleagues in the stores get the support they need. Read more

Co-op Apprentice of the Year - Caitlin Jones – Colleague Choice Winner
Assistant Technologist - Manchester - Angel Square

Caitlin joined the Co-op technical team as a degree apprentice straight from sixth form in 2020. Read more

Co-op Apprentice of the Year - Christopher Turnbull – CEO's Choice Winner
Store Manager - Boscombe Down

Not only is Chris working hard on his own development, he’s also helping others progress too and his influence has been described as being remarkable. Read more

Inclusion Award - Amy Guest – Colleague Choice Winner
Area Manager - Field Based

Amy is now the Lead Shaper for National Reach and Inclusion in addition to her core role. Read more

Inclusion Award - Terry Johnstone – CEO's Choice Winner
Area Manager - Field Based

Terry is a true inclusion champion who uses their voice to bring the workof our LGBTQ+ colleague network, Respect, to life in his region. Read more

Climate Star Award - Elin Pheasant – CEO's Choice Winner
Environment & Sustainability Manager - Manchester - Angel Square

Elin has been THE central figure in driving forward the Co-op Property actions around climate and energy mitigation over the last few years. Read more

Climate Star Award - Emily Haworth – Colleague Choice Winner
Product Developer - Manchester - Angel Square

Emily has gone out of her way to make positive contribution towards our vision of ‘Co-operating for a fairer planet’ working hard to minimize the impacts we have on the environment and made a positive difference. Read more

  • Free From Working Group
    Pan Co-op, Various
  • David Reynolds
    Store Manager, St Albans - London Road
  • Stephen Smith
    Store Manager, Burwell
  • Lee Shennan
    Store Manager, Eyemouth
  • Nicola Pulford
    Retail Safety Manager - Food, Manchester - Angel Square
  • Cassandra Brzoza
    Data Analyst - Risk, Manchester - Angel Square
  • Jennifer Bowden
    Business Development Executive, Manchester - Angel Square
  • DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Project Team
    Pan Co-op, Various
  • Logistics Attendance Working Group
    Logistics, Various
  • Mill Road, Mill Road West, Hills Road ( 3-store multisite Trial)
    Mill Road Store, Mill Road
  • Team Coop - Everest 2022
    Pan Co-op, Various
  • Team Eyemouth
    Eyemouth Store, Eyemouth
  • Cameron Rigg
    Buyer - Chilled, Manchester - Angel Square
  • Glynn Wilkinson
    Store Manager, Falmouth - Cliff Road
  • Greg Yuill
    Area Manager, Field Based
  • Paul Chudley
    Regional Manager, Field Based
  • Enoch Kanagaraj
    Store Manager, Watford - Abbotswood Park
  • Gillian Cunningham
    Member Pioneer Co-ordinator, Ayr- Alloway
  • Peter Batt
    Divisional Managing Director, Manchester - Angel Square
  • Wendy Taylor
    Customer Team Member, Kirk Sandal
  • Faye Emery
    Community Fund Operations Advisor, Manchester - Angel Square
  • Helen Johnson
    Head of Compliant Product Flow, Manchester - Angel Square
  • Lee Williams
    Team Manager, Avonmouth Depot
  • Agnes Mcgaw
    Customer Team Member, Eyemouth
  • Claire Harland
    Funeral Arranger, Heswall
  • Trevor Rigley
    Store Manager, Wanlip Lane Birstall
  • Gabi Chenoweth
    Probate Case Manager, Bristol
  • Michael Henderson
    Project Manager, Manchester - Angel Square
  • Michael Pengelly
    Head of Operations, South Management FC
  • Shelbey Whitehouse
    Legal Counsel - Corporate, Manchester - Angel Square
  • Cop 26 Squad
    Pan Co-op, Various
  • Paul Owen
    Design & Standards Manger - Fuel & Environment, Manchester - Angel Square
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