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Oct 15, 2021

Central England Co-op make move into Robotic Process Automation (RPA) bringing significant benefits

Our Shared Services function has introduced RPA to help future-proof the Society.;

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Oct 13, 2021

Black History Month edition 3

In this edition - Exceptional figures from politics, business, sport, science and more share their insights into being black and British today. PLUS - your chance to view the new Black History Month Magazine 2021;

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Oct 11, 2021

Stafford food store’s £100k makeover welcomed by colleagues and community

The store in Weeping Cross has been transformed.;

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Oct 08, 2021

West Birmingham food store’s fresh new look after £48k makeover

Central England Co-op in Quinton transformed.;

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Oct 08, 2021

Black History Month edition 2

The Act of Parliament to abolish the British slave trade, passed on 25 March 1807, was the culmination of one of the first and most successful public campaigns in history;

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Oct 08, 2021

Our shoppers can help create green spaces in their communities when they buy a special pumpkin this Halloween

Halloween campaign is supporting Groundwork.;

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Oct 06, 2021

Exploring Co-operative History from the Black Country and Beyond

Richard Bickle from the Birmingham Co-op History Group hosted an online discussion with Co-op History fanatic Chris Shelley and representative of the Black Country Living Museum Clare Weston in a discussion about Black Country Co-op History. The discussion started with Chris talking about the hi...

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Oct 06, 2021

Winners of inaugural Central England Co-op Young Co-operator Awards revealed

Amazing young people who have gone above and beyond for their local community during the last year have scooped a wide range of honours at the first ever Young Co-operator Awards. We spent all summer searching for the best of the best across 10 categories who have excelled in everything from car...

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Oct 05, 2021

Brum Co-op Fest brings people together to celebrate co-operation

Recently Co-ops across Birmingham came together to celebrate Co-operation with Co-op BrumFest. Shaz Rahman member of the Western MCC and many Co-ops in the area tells his story of the event below. Over the weekend of the 17th to the 19th of September, Brummie co-operators gathered at the Warehou...

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Oct 05, 2021

Co-op Gardening Club Visit Masefield Community Garden

Recently the Co-op Gardening Club visited a local community garden. Club Member and Western MCC member Cath Palgrave shares the clubs visit. One of the biggest successes of Central England Co-op members groups is the South Birmingham Gardening Club. This longstanding group organises talks, plant...

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Oct 04, 2021

Logistics and warehouse jobs on offer at special recruitment event in Leicester

Central England Co-op is joining up with a wide range of partners in Leicestershire for an event aimed at encouraging people to take up a career in logistics. The retailer, which has its distribution hub based out of Scudamore Road, will be part of a special event on Tuesday, 12 October at the f...

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Sep 30, 2021

It's Black History Month 2021

An opportunity to to explore significant, but often untold, African Caribbean political and cultural history.;

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