By Steve Murrells, CEO and Helen Webb, Chief People and Services Officer
Today is Employee Appreciation Day and we wanted to say a big thank you from us for everything you continue to do, day in day out for our customers, members and your fellow colleagues.
Across our business you’ve all continued to make a hugely positive difference in a uniquely co-op way through the tough times we’ve all faced over the last 12 months while living and working through the coronavirus pandemic. We recognise the impact that this has had on you and your loved ones and are so grateful for everything you’ve done and continue to do.
Hopefully 2021 will bring us all some normality and some things to celebrate too! There’s a few exciting things going to be announced in the next few weeks, one we’re revealing now but you’ll have to wait for the other one…and we hope you’ll feel excited when you see what’s coming.
We’re thrilled to announce that from today you can nominate your colleagues for #BeingCoop Awards!
The #BeingCoop Awards celebrate colleagues across the business who completely live Our Ways of Being Co-op and bring our purpose and Vision to life. We’re so excited to hear all the amazing stories and truly celebrate you, it’s one of our favourite moments of the year.
This year there are eight exciting categories to nominate colleagues in including a brand new Inclusion Award that celebrates colleagues who make a real impact as a role model for inclusion and ties into our commitments to diversity and inclusion.
You can also nominate colleagues in the following awards:
- Community Star Award
- Co-op Member Choice Award (Co-op member nominations only)
- Do What Matters Most Award
- Be Yourself Always Award
- Show You Care Award
- Succeed Together Award
- Co-op Apprentice of the Year
Nominations need to be completed by 16 April and you can read more about the #BeingCoop Awards in this pack. This year, rather than a written nomination you can also send a video nomination clip instead too.
So please take some time to think about the colleagues you think deserve this amazing recognition and get nominating.
We can’t wait to read all the nominations, thank you!