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Co-op of the Year Awards

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The co-op sector’s annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of co‑operators and co‑operative organisations across the UK.  

What are the Co-op of the Year Awards?

These coveted accolades – across a number of categories for individuals and organisations – recognise the power of co‑operation to enable businesses to flourish in a fair and equitable way.


Who can enter?

An inspiring celebration, the Co-operative of the Year Awards are FREE to enter and open to all Co-operatives UK members.

Previous winners range from consumer giant The Co-op Group to grass-roots community businesses such as the Bristol Wood Recycling Project. 

Winners of the co-op of the year awards 2019
The 2019 award winners
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We were thrilled to receive the award and the recognition of our work helping schools to tackle climate change by generating green energy on their roofs.
– Laura Moreno, The Schools’ Energy Co-operative (Inspiring Co-op of the Year Award winner 2019)

When do the Co-op of the Year Awards take place?

The much-anticipated annual award ceremony is usually held during Co-op Congress in June. Nominations open in spring each year and winners are voted for by co-ops, their members, customers and the people they benefit. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we don't have yet a date for the 2021 awards.

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