The Non-Executive Director elections were held at The Channel Islands Co-operative AGMs this week.
he elections, which were held on Tuesday 14th May in Jersey and Wednesday 15th May in Guernsey, decide the Co-operative Society’s pan-Channel Island Board, which is comprised of four Jersey members, and four Guernsey members. The elections saw three members being re-elected, one member retire, and a new member voted in.Read article
Despite the difficult economic conditions The Channel Islands Co-operative Society reported a solid trading year in 2012, at it’s AGM on Tuesday night (Jersey) and Wednesday night (Guernsey).Read article
Following the success of the initiative in 2012, The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is this week launching its Plan Bee project in the Channel Islands.Read article
‘We want to assure our members that The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is independent of the Co-operative Bank and the UK Co-operative Group. We are a local organisation owned solely by members in the Channel Islands.We have experienced very strong financial results for the year to January 2013 and remain not only profitable but a very stable business.’
Colin Macleod, The Channel Islands Co-operative Society’s Chief Executive.Read article
MILK from the UK is being shipped to the island this afternoon and will be delivered immediately to Channel Islands Co-operative Society stores.Read article
Pupils at Les Quennevais School now have access to three Lego 'Mindstorm' Robots thanks to a donation from The Channel Islands Co-operative Society's School Fund.
The money to purchase the three robots was donated as part of the Co-op's ongoing commitment to the local community through its Schools Fund, which was launched to help cover the cost of activities and projects that support the day-to-day development of children in local schools. The robots, which are made by the popular build-it-yourself toy company Lego, are being used to help Key Stage 3 students learn and develop their computer programming skills.Read article
THE Channel Islands Co-operative sales of Fairtrade products have reached £2.5m. as existing products continue to sell well and more products and manufacturers achieve Fairtrade status. These Fairtrade sales are boosted by major brands such as Tate & Lyle and Cadbury's fully joining the Fairtrade ranks.Read article
TWO of Jersey's youngest chefs and TWO of Guernsey's youngest chefs have been named The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Junior Recipe Gems champions for the first time.
The Society launched the competition at the end of last year to find Jersey's most talented young chefs. There were 98 entries including starters, mains and desserts. Individuals were invited to enter as many recipes as they wanted.Read article
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society was named Employer of the Year at last night's Awards for Achievement.
The Employer of the Year was awarded to the Society for its holistic approach to HR, engagement, training and skills, which has enabled its employees to fulfil their potential with measurable benefits to the business and the Bailiwick.
In the past year the Society, which is entirely locally owned, has expanded with the opening of St Andrew's En Route and a Locale at Royal Terrace in Town.
Chief Executive of The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Colin Macleod said the achievement was recognition of all the Society's employees.Read article
The Channel Islands Co-operative is to resubmit its planning application for their Charing Cross redevelopment scheme.
The revised plans address the majority of concerns expressed in the Planning Officer's Report on the original proposal, whilst ensuring the project remains economically deliverable. Crucially, the height and mass of the building has been reduced by one storey to ensure that the development sits more comfortably within its surroundings. Significant further scheme benefits flow from the removal of the derelict buildings to the rear of the site, providing a much more cohesive development. The Society will hold a public exhibition to display the revised plans on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th February at the Town Hall.Read article
Channel Island charities and local organisations are being given the opportunity to apply for thousands of pounds as the Co-operative Society launches its 2013 Helping Hands Fund.
The fund, which has benefited thousands of Channel Islanders since it was first launched 19 years ago, is open to charities and organisations and reflects the Society's underlying principles of co-operative trade where profits remain in the Channel Islands to be reinvested and shared with the local community. Applications are being received until the 1st February 2013.Read article
The community retail shop in Sion village has been taken on by The Channel Islands Co-operative Society.
The 1,500 sq ft store will be treated to a high quality refit and although smaller than others, will form part of the Society's Locale estate in Jersey.
CEO of The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Colin Macleod said "Parishioners have been telling us they would like a Society food store in St John's for quite some time. It is fortunate that this opportunity presented itself recently and we are delighted to be able to secure a site to serve our members in this part of the island."Read article
PUPILS from Blanchelande will be seeing life under the microscope thanks to a donation by The Channel Islands Co-operative Society.
The six new microscopes will be used by pupils in years 7 to 11 during their science class and replace older versions that were no longer of use. The Co-operative donated nearly £600 for the purchase of the microscopes.
'Without the donation from the Co-operative School Fund we would not have been able to purchase the six new microscopes so we are truly grateful for the Society's generosity,' said Blanchelande principal, Patrick Harland.
'The new technology available to us enhances our practical science offering and really improves the motivation of pupils and their interest in lessons,' he said.
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society's School Fund was launched to help cover the cost of activities and projects or upgrade resources that will in turn support the day-to-day development of children in schools in the island.Read article
THE Channel Islands Co-operative Society's Travelmaker has been recognised as Travel Agent of the Year at the prestigious Page & Moy Travel Group Awards. The award was presented at an awards luncheon in Mayfair, London on the 8th November along with a cheque for £500 to spend on marketing.
The accolade was given to Travelmaker in recognition of the great packages it offers in conjunction with Travelsphere through both the Guernsey Press and the JEP. Travelsphere is a Page & Moy Travel Group company.Read article
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is searching for Jersey's next local young chef protégé through its first ever Online Junior Recipe Gems, the competition to find the best recipes that islanders can cook up.
Junior Recipe Gems, open to all island residents aged between 11 and 18 years old, will be seeking recipes for all types of culinary delights, sweet or savoury, as it searches for the most talented kitchen whizz kids Jersey has to offer.Read article
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is calling on the Minister to make the right decision on the Society's application to develop its Charing Cross site. 'We expect the Planning Minister to honour the original advice given by his department after an unexplained and totally unprofessional U-turn by his department,' said Colin Macleod, the Society's Chief Executive, following the publication of the Planning Officers report.
The application, which was submitted some 54 weeks ago in September 2011, followed extensive dialogue and a series of fully minuted meetings with senior planning officers to establish and agree clear parameters for the scheme application.Read article
ISLANDERS will get their first look inside the new Co-operative Locale at Royale Terrace this week.
Dave Johnson, who has been an employee of the Society for more than 50 years, will officially open the store at 9.00am on Thursday 27th September. Dave has worked in a variety of roles for the Co-operative including store manager and has seen plenty of change over many years.Read article
Co-operative EcoFund to donate to environmental projects in the Channel Islands
THE Channel Islands Co-operative Society will be donating thousands of pounds to environmental projects across the Channel Islands again this year.
The EcoFund was launched in 2008 when The Channel Islands Co-operative led the way in recycling by levying a 5p charge on one-trip carrier bags, in an attempt to reduce the number used. In the first year alone bag consumption was cut by an astonishing 90%. The ongoing funds raised each year since, from the combination of bag sales, are distributed on an annual basis to worthy environmental initiatives.Read article
The Girl Guides of St Saviour will be enjoying the great outdoors, thanks to a donation of three tents from The Channel Islands Co-operative Society's Helping Hands programme.Read article
New Trim Trail keeps St Andrew's Primary School children active thanks to The Co-operative Channel Islands Society
CHILDREN at St Andrew's Primary School have new climbing apparatus thanks to The Channel Islands Co-operative Society's Helping Hands programme.
Thursday 5th July 14.20
Jersey Emergency Services have advised that roads surrounding the Gas works will be opened from 3pm today, as such Grand Marché St Helier will be opening at 3pm.
Double Dividend will be applicable today (Thursday 5th July) and tomorrow (Friday 6th July).
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The Channel Islands Co-operative Society has announced a strong trading performance for 2011 at this year's AGM. The Co-operative produced positive results despite a tough, competitive environment and challenging economic conditions. The figures are contained in the Society's Annual Report to Members, which has just been released.Read article
THE Channel Islands Co-operative Society has completed the purchase of a site at Royal Terrace, St Peter Port. The retail site will be converted into the latest concept Co-operative Locale over the coming months.Read article