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Co-operative Energy Takes Power to the People of Oxford at Energy Showcase

Posted on 10 July 2014

Co-operative Energy will be showcasing energy saving measures and community energy schemes at an event taking place on Saturday 12 July at Kidlington’s Exeter Hall.

Guest speakers will provide valuable insight into energy efficiency and the significance of community energy projects with talks from Co-operative Energy general manager, Ramsay Dunning and Barbara Hammond of Oxfordshire Low Carbon Hub. Co-operative Energy launched in 2011 and now has over 200,000 customers nationally.

The event follows Co-operatives Fortnight 2014 (21 June – 5 July) which aims to promote the vibrancy and strength of the diverse co-operative sector to the local community. From windpower to wine and childcare to cheese, there is a co-operative for everyone and every need.

The energy event will showcase how Co-operative Energy has become a leading independent supplier in the energy sector. It will also demonstrate the benefits of being a member of The Midcounties Co-operative, which is part of Co-operative Energy, and is part of the Society’s on-going commitment to give-back to the communities in its trading areas.

A wide range of exhibitors from across The Midcounties Co-operative’s businesses (including Energy, Membership, Funeral, Travel, Flexible Benefits and Food) will be present along with external businesses from across Oxfordshire.

Ramsay Dunning, Group General Manager of Co-operative Energy said: “This event provides the perfect opportunity to find out everything there is to know about the co-operative model and how becoming a member of Midcounties Co-operative can be of real benefit. 

“We have some great speakers lined-up to share knowledge and insight and this, together with activities ranging from prize draws, a smoothie bike, preparing and sampling quick energy saving meals and energy bill comparison sessions, should ensure that visitors to the event enjoy the day as well as finding it extremely worthwhile.” 

Di Bateman, Head of Membership at The Midcounties Co-operative, said: “We run events to educate our members on issues that are important to them, and here we’ll be able to showcase the benefits of being a member of the country’s largest independent co-operative. One of these is a commitment to share our profits with our membership, and we recently announced a £1.6million pay-out to nearly 200,000 members.” 

Co-operative Energy is part of The Midcounties Co-operative, the largest independent co-operative in the UK, owned by nearly half a million members. Co-operative Energy is a national business, covering the whole of England, Wales and Scotland. 

The event runs from 10am – 3pm at Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington and is free to attend for all.

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