My main message to co-operators in the West Midlands is always feel free to get in touch. I have been a Member of the European Parliament and a borough councillor and know that democracy works best when there is a dialogue between electors and elected. My ambition is that the Co-op becomes a major brand on the high street and online. We must be part of every community and seen to be a vibrant contributor to the wider regional economy. We offer an alternative way of doing business and must show that we can be efficient, modern and customer focused.
Membership and Party Support Officer
I work for the Co-operative Party in Membership. I am Chair of Revolver Co-operative a Fairtrade Co-op; A Trustee Board member of the Co-operative College; a Co-operative Trustee Governor of Stafford Manor High School; a Director of Stafford Rangers Supporters Trust, and “President” of Fairtrade Association Birmingham. I aim to help the Group business follow the Co-operative Values and Principles. And I hope to help the National Membership Council hold the Group Board to account.
Business Information Manager
I worked for The Co-operative Group for 19 years, only leaving when the Society sold our Pharmacy business. I was also a Group Pension Trustee until 2014. I currently work for the Pharmacy Group Well as Acquisition Integration Programme Manager. I use many of our business such as Food and General Insurance and also continue to use The Co-operative Bank for my financial needs. I want the Council to be a real voice for all Members, ensuring we truly have a say in the way we do business and the strategies we set to truly prosper.
I am privileged to represent you. I have worked for the coop for 15 years, starting as a Customer Team Member in the Hereford store then moving into the learning and development team. I have two wonderful children who I am very proud of. I also work as a coop member pioneer in Hereford, supporting 36 charities. I believe when people come together there is nothing stronger. This is the coop way.