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It’s The Midcounties Co-operative’s 10th Birthday!

Posted on 15 October 2015

Did you know that this year, Midcounties is celebrating 10 years of making a difference?

The Midcounties Co-operative Society was formed in 2005, when the West Midlands Society and the Oxford, Swindon and Gloucester Society merged to make one of the largest co-operative businesses in the UK.

Today, with over 504,000 members and profits of over £19m, we’re still one of the largest co-operatives in the UK, and we continue to promote our co-operative values and ethics in all that we do.

Co-operative Energy was established by the Midcounties Co-operative in 2010 as a response to the poor behaviours of the ‘Big 6’ energy companies and we couldn’t be prouder. The Midcounties values drive our policies of fair pricing and transparent service, and being a Co-operative that is owned by its customers ensures that we are responsive to their needs.

10 big differences in 10 fantastic years:

  1. We were awarded the Queen’s Award in 2015 for our social responsibility work over the last 10 years
  2. We made the Sunday Times Best 25 Big Companies to Work For list four years in a row (2011 -2014)
  3. We’ve been named Co-operative of the Year twice - the only co-op to achieve the double
  4. We created a co-operative choice for energy customers, which now serves over 245,000 customers
  5. Our childcare business has grown and cares for over 3,750 more children weekly than it did in 2005
  6. We have given £12m back to our communities over the last 10 years
  7. We have distributed £44m to our members over the last 10 years
  8. We have provided over 29,000 days of volunteering in the community over the last 10 years
  9. Our increase in recycling has prevented over 35,000 skips of waste from being sent to landfill
  10. We have saved enough energy to power the equivalent of 6,000 households through our ongoing energy saving efforts

Here’s to the next 10 years!

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