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Company Shop needs you! - Company Shop is calling for support in European Business finals


10/01/2017


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Company Shop, is calling for support as it competes in the final of the prestigious European Business Awards, where we are up for the Environmental & Corporate Sustainability prize.

Company Shop needs you! - Company Shop is calling for support in European Business finals

Company Shop, is calling for support as it competes in the final of the prestigious European Business Awards, where we are up for the Environmental & Corporate Sustainability prize.

We were chosen to be a National Champion after the first phase of judging by an independent panel. Voting is now open to the public to help decide the overall European Champions. It only takes a few seconds to vote. You can see our competition entry video and cast votes here:

Last year nearly a quarter of a million people voted on the entries, and we need you to show your support and vote for us this year.

Company Shop is the UK’s largest redistributor of surplus food, stopping over 30,000 tonnes of good food from going to waste every year. We take food from retailers, manufacturers and brands, that is perfectly good to eat, but for a number of reasons wouldn’t reach the supermarket shelves and sell this food to our members at a fraction of the recommended retail price.

Community Shop, which first opened in Goldthorpe, offers good food at great prices to people in receipt of income support who live in areas that are experiencing high levels of deprivation.  As well as gaining access to quality food, members at Community Shop enrol on the Success Plan that helps them to address any issues that are causing the challenge in their lives.

The award recognises the work Company Shop and Community Shop are doing to achieve positive social and environmental benefits for the UK food supply chain.

 

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said:

“Congratulations to Company Shop who have been selected to represent their country as National Champions.

“They are central to the success of Europe’s strong business community, and have shown the core principles we look for of innovation, ethics and success.”

Company Shop Founder and Chairman, John Marren said:

“We are thrilled to have been selected to represent the UK in these prestigious awards and we would hugely appreciate the public’s support to help us fly the flag for sustainable and socially responsible UK business.

“Food waste is an issue that is capturing the hearts and minds of people across Europe and we are proud to be providing a solution for UK businesses that enables them to achieve a positive social and environmental impact with surplus food. We are also proud to support our members to stretch their family budgets by giving them access to high quality, low-cost food.”