Being Coop Awards 2019

It’s time to start nominating those special colleagues or teams you think live our Ways of Being Co-op every day.

All you have to do is go to and nominate them in one, or more, of 12 categories. More details can be found in this information pack. 

It doesn’t matter where you work in Co-op, or what you do, you can nominate.

Nominations open from today (7 Jan) to midnight on 17 February.

Why it’s worth nominating

It’s the second year of our Co-op-wide #BeingCoop Awards. Last year’s awards were an amazing success with nearly 2,000 nominations.

I nominated my team at Co-op Adel and they went on to be the first ever winners of the Succeed Together Award.

I can’t tell you what it’s meant to them. It’s boosted morale, brought them closer together, and made me one of the proudest managers in the organisation.

Note: you can also find this video by searching for ‘Co-op colleagues’ on YouTube. If you can’t watch it, then you can read the transcript.

What will the winners get?

The experience they had was magical.

They were VIPs at last year’s AGM, guests of honour at an incredible Willy Wonka-themed afternoon tea party, and enjoyed a team day out at one of our local suppliers.

It’s the same for this year’s winners. They’ll enjoy:

  • a unique Co-op experience – each winner will have the opportunity to work with Co-op to create a special experience. Last year, winners chose a tour of the Coronation Street set and a VIP ticket to Latitude, among other things. Experiences take place between May and October 2019
  • a special AGM invite – you’ll be invited as a special guest to our AGM on Saturday 18 May 2019 where we’ll be celebrating our award winners
  • an afternoon tea to remember – a celebratory afternoon tea which will be held on the day of the AGM

So visit and recognise your colleagues for being brilliant.

David Brook
Store Manager, Co-op Adel

Join the conversation! 17 Comments

  1. Hi, our store has received a nomination email from you, unfortunately the name of the person nominated in our store is not valid, please can you check the name is correct as we would love to congratulate someone in our store team. Kerry – Sturminster Marshall store

  2. Will you make sure every nomination gets recognised this year?

    12 isn’t many out of 2000 nominations. I know there were a lot more than 12 heroic acts recorded.

    Can we get Steve to send 2000 thank you letters this year

    I have a feeling most nominees got nothing last year.

    • Hi Question about nominations. All nominees get a thank you from Steve and this year they’ll be able to ask what they were nominated for. The 100 shortlisted also get a certificate. Hope that helps. Thanks ^Rachel

  3. Can I still nominate a colleague if they are going to be made redundant before the AGM ?

    I have worked with a colleague who has served to Co-op faithfully and well for more than 20 years and it would be nice to give them some recognition before they are got rid of by the latest FFG OD

    • Hi Question about nominations. Of course you can. They are still in employment right now so I can’t see that being a problem at all. 20 years is amazing service to the organisation. Thanks ^Rachel

      • Thanks Rachel.

        You’re right – they have given amazing service – as have you.

        Best wishes for the future.

        We will miss you.

  4. Hi,

    We’ve been trying to submit nominations however when we press submit it just says ‘page not found’ could you help us out? 🙂

    • Hi Harriet. Sorry about that. I’m not sure why that’s happening. I’m contacting the team right now but as far as I know there isn’t a problem with the site. What computer are you using or are you submitting on your mobile? If you continue to have a problem nominating please email
      Thanks ^Rachel

  5. Can I just double check that a nomination I put in for a colleague has been received as an error message came up when I clicked submit. Thanks, george.

    • Hi George. I’ll get the team to check for you. Thanks ^Rachel

    • Hi George

      The team have checked and your nomination has not gone through unfortunately.

      We’ve checked the website and that seems to be working fine.

      There is a timeout of 90 minutes on there for security reasons so not sure whether that’s the reason.

      Please have another go if you can. Thanks ^Rachel

  6. I would like to nominate a member of my team Vicki Thomas from Dolgellau store. Always going the extra mile in the community always helping customers in need.
    Great community support spirit with the local charities and organising events with them.
    She is a great support for the store and the community.

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