Entries by Suzanne Binfield

Southern Co-op Promotes Mental Health in the Workplace

With Princes William and Harry recently raising the profile of World Mental Health Day, Southern Co-op hosted a staff event at their Lakeside headquarters on the subject of wellbeing in the workplace and looking after your own mental health last month [13 October], presented by local mental health charity, Solent Mind. The aim of the […]

Lenham Colleague Turns 80 Years Young

Jenny Lloyd, an employee at Southern Co-op’s food store in Lenham, turned 80 years young on Thursday 19 October and she shows no signs of slowing down. Jenny started working at 16 and has had jobs at Harrods, newsagents and pubs in between raising a family. She works for Southern Co-op part time and, in […]

Southern Co-op Celebrates Community with Carrier Bag Levy

Two years on from the launch of the 5p carrier bag levy in England on 5 October 2015, Southern Co-op is celebrating the difference this fund has made to its communities across the south of England. The levy has contributed over half a million pounds to local charities and community groups, alongside a further £0.8m […]

Isle of Wight Southern Co-op Helps People Back into Work

A Southern Co-op store on the Isle of Wight has partnered with a leading charity to help people back into work. The store on West Street in Ryde has employed three permanent members of staff after just two months of partnership with Shaw Trust. The store manager in Ryde said: “We were approached a few […]

Southern Co-op takes part in Co-operatives Fortnight

Southern Co-op has been very busy during Co-operatives Fortnight. Among our activities we have posted stories of co-operation on social media – Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. By using the hashtag #coopstories we shared our own and others’ stories of co-operation, and showcased colleague stories of co-operation too. We also approached a few long term community partners […]

Solent Mind selected as community partner for Southern Co-op

As Mental Health Awareness Week commenced [today until 14 May], Southern Co-op announced a new community partner, mental health charity, Solent Mind. The charity will receive an initial donation of £40 000 which is funded by Southern Co-op stores’ carrier bag levy and the announcement kicks off a ground-breaking two-year ‘peer support’ project together. Solent […]

Hampshire’s Countryside Awards 2017 open for entries

Countryside conservation charity, CPRE Hampshire (the Campaign to Protect Rural England) launched this year’s Countryside Awards on 22nd March at Braishfield Pantry near Romsey, a community shop and café and a finalist in 2016. Now in their 11th year, the Countryside Awards celebrate a beautiful and thriving Hampshire countryside that everyone can value and enjoy. […]