The AF Group has been shortlisted for the Leading Co-operative of the Year Award – a prestigious accolade that honours co-ops across the UK for their commitment to their communities and to the co-op principles.
AF CEO Jon Duffy said, “We’re proud to be shortlisted in the Leading Co-operative of the Year category. With a new strategy in place, we have worked hard over the last 18 months to unify the core elements of our business – members, staff and suppliers – in order to deliver significant growth for AF and deliver value to all of our partners.”
“In keeping with our co-operative ethos, AF’s drive for growth is informed by our SERV values – Service, Excellence, Responsibility and Value – which has seen us build relationships with suppliers and engender resilience in the supply-chain to help foster trust and confidence for our members.”
The winners will be decided by a public vote and will be presented on 21st June at Co-op Congress in Manchester. The Co-operative of the Year Awards 2019 are organised by Co-operatives UK – the network for Britain’s thousands of co-operative businesses – and sponsored by The Co-operative Bank.
Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK said, “Judges were particularly impressed with the diversity of entries for the awards and the shortlisted co-ops all have very inspiring stories to share. We wish them the very best of luck in the public vote.”
Andrew Bester, Chief Executive of The Co-operative Bank said, “We are delighted to celebrate the UK’s most innovative and successful co-ops through our support of the Co-operative of the Year Awards, and to recognise the inspiring achievements of those who have been shortlisted.”
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