Suma and People's Supermarket up for top awards

Leading wholefood wholesaler Suma and the People’s Supermarket are up for Co-operative Excellence Awards.

Suma is shortlisted for both the member engagement award and the healthy workplace award, sponsored by Simplyhealth while The People’s Supermarket, featured recently on Channel 4, is up for the award for best new co-operative enterprise.

Now in its third year, the Co-operative Excellence Awards recognise excellence, innovation and ethics of businesses and individuals across the diverse co-operative movement, helping to showcase the sector and give inspiration to others!

The winners will be announced at the awards dinner on Saturday 25 June at Co-operative Congress 2011.

Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK which is co-ordinating the awards and Co-operative Congress 2011, said: “It is a great time to be a co-operative. These awards recognise diversity and inspiration across co-operative forms of business! The level of interest in the 2011 Awards has been phenomenal and we are delighted to have received a record number of entries from across the Co-operative Movement this year.”

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