Appointment to East of England Co-op Board
Relish's Judi Newman has been appointed as a Director of the East of England Co-operative Society following an election voted by the Society's members. With its headquarters at Wherstead Park just outside Ipswich, the Society has over 120 food stores across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, as well as pharmacies, opticians, travel agencies, fuel forecourts and over 50 funeral branches. "As a long-term Co-op customer, I have always loved the values and history of the co-operative movement," explains Judi. "With a turnover of £350 million last year, the East of England Co-op is a very successful organisation and yet at its heart, it retains a strong sense of purpose to be a business for people and communities, and not just for profit. The Society's 275,000 members own the business, and share in its success - both financially through the dividend system and through the Society's investment in its community. I am looking forward to getting involved in what must be one of the most interesting Boards in the region and am very grateful to all who voted for my appointment."