By Steve Murrells, Co-op CEO

A huge congratulations to our very own Jo Whitfield for winning the 2019 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award last night.

These awards have honoured business women since 1972 and celebrate those who share the same qualities as Madame Clicquot. Madame Clicquot, also known as the ‘Grande Dame of Champagne’ was known to be the original trailblazer with enterprising spirit, courage and determination to achieve her goals.

And Jo absolutely shares these qualities. As well as loving a glass of bubbly, Jo has taken our Food business to new heights in her time as CEO. In addition to being recognised for her work innovating in the grocery sector, seeing Co-op Food achieve over 4 years of like-for-like growth, she’s seen as a strong champion of women in the workplace and passionate about developing a new era of female talent.

I’m extremely proud we’re home to such incredible talent and it’s been a pleasure working with Jo over the last few years. From delivering our partnership with Nisa, to popping up shops in UK festivals, delivering food by robots and electric bikes and even setting up a women’s network in Grocery Girls, it’s no wonder she’s being recognised for all that hard work.

Well done Jo!

Join the conversation! 8 Comments

  1. Congratulations Jo what an amazing acknowledgement

  2. Congratulations Jo, very well deserved

  3. Well done Jo!

  4. Congratulations Jo, Well deserved.

  5. Fantastic achievement, well done and well deserved

  6. So well deserved . Huge congratulations.

  7. Congratulations Jo.
    Given the proportion of our members, colleagues and customers are women.. you deserve this award for your work on Grocery Girls alone!
    Well done.

  8. Huge congratulations Jo. Very well deserved (and well done for being so brilliant so early on R4!).

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