15 Aug 2018
Following a successful premier at last year’s Greenbelt Festival, we will be making a comeback this August Bank holiday, working in partnership with Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, Co-operatives UK and New Internationalist helping us to host our own venue again, ‘The Exchange’ following a theme of ‘Acts of the imagination’. The headline acts are Pussy Riot and We are Scientists. Get your tickets by going to www.greenbelt.org.uk/buy-tickets/
13 Aug 2018
The Society is running a Celebrity Charity Football match on the 26th August, in which a team of Midcounties colleagues will take on the ‘JET2 TV Allstars’ at the Rushall Olympic Football Club, Walsall. Kick off is at 2pm and the match will feature stars from Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.
28 Jun 2018
"Thank you for helping us to win Leading Co-op of the Year for the third time. The vote was organised by Co-ops UK, the body representing all co-ops and was announced at Co-op Congress. To be voted top out of over 6,800 Co-op Societies in the UK is something we are tremendously proud of. As a member owned Society this award is particularly important to us because it was voted for by you, our members. We have been previously voted Co-operative of the Year twice in 2012 and 2015, so I want to say a particularly big thank to everyone who helped us achieve the hat-trick in 2018. The Leading Co-op of the Year 2018 award reflects the Society’s ongoing commitment to its members, colleagues and the communities it serves throughout its trading area. Thank you again for your contribution in helping us achieve this award". Ben Reid Group Chief Executive Officer
26 Jun 2018
On 7 July 2018, cooperators around the world will celebrate the International Day of Co-operatives. Through the slogan ‘Sustainable societies through co-operation’ we will show how, thanks to our values, principles and governance structures, co-operatives have sustainability and resilience at their core, with concern for community as the seventh of their guiding principles. The International Co-operative Alliance is encouraging its members to use the hashtag #CoopsDay and the Co-operators guide www.coopsday.coop to publicise co-operative action. So please help us to spread the word by tweeting your examples of ‘Sustainable societies through co-operation’ using the hashtag #CoopsDay.
20 Jun 2018
A family run business that uses ugly veg in its products has secured its first listing with the Midcounties Co-operative.