By Chris Whitfield, Chief Operating Officer, Retail

I’m proud to share another great moment for Co-op as we’ve won the Evening Standard Business Awards 2019: Consumer business of the year.

This is a huge achievement, as we weren’t in a great place five years ago. We were in the media for all the wrong reasons, but we’ve worked hard, turned it around and it’s paid off.

The judges praised us for an outstanding recovery after a difficult period, saying:

“Co-op has done a fantastic job. To have a different model on the High Street is great. The whole group was in all sorts of problems, that’s why we’re celebrating the turnaround.”

We’re going from strength to strength, and we couldn’t have achieved this without the hard work, dedication and determination of each and every one of our colleagues.

This is another fantastic win after winning the Leading Co-op of the Year AwardJo Whitfield’s ‘Business Woman of the Year’ award and our ‘Grocer of the Year’ award too.

Congratulations to you all. Let’s keep them coming!