Colin's blog

Why the Goodness Gang are a good influence on our younger generation
17 July 2019
The Goodness Gang campaign teaches our children the many ways in which they can have fun with food and learn how to make healthier food choices.
Variety Young Star of The Year Awards - the winners
12 June 2019
A number of young people were recognised for their bravery, celebrated for their dedication to the local community and praised for their commitment to their families at this year's Variety Young Star of the Year Awards.
Children are the future generation – we must celebrate them
07 June 2019
Your Society have been proud sponsors of the Variety Young Star of the Year Awards for nine years. The future of our community is our children.
Your Society - A Review of 2018
17 May 2019
Once again it is that time of year when new members of the Board of Directors are elected. After a successful Annual Meeting of Members
Belonging is Everything: Rewarding and recognising the Co-operative way
18 April 2019
Each year I look forward to the Society’s Annual Rewards and Recognition Awards event as this for me is the standout event in our corporate calendar.
Appearances can be Deceptive
05 April 2019
It’s unsurprising that Iceland have chosen not to compare their prices with Marks and Spencer, Morrisons or Checkers. Given they are all under the same ownership locally, that would be like siding against your brother.
What Are We Actually Scared Of? By Donna Abel
04 October 2018
A problem shared is often a problem halved, so they say! So, it’s heart-warming to see that we are more openly discussing mental health issues these days
Co-operative Eco Fund - Alderney Wildlife Trust
12 September 2018
We’re not the only ones to call the Channel Islands our home. We share the pleasure of these beautiful islands with a wide array of bird species.
Pride in our People
17 August 2018
I was hugely proud to see that a number of my colleagues really do go that ‘extra mile’ and have been deservedly nominated as finalists
Society Success - A great business is built by great people
18 April 2018
We recently held our Annual Rewards and Recognition Awards evening and this for me is the standout event in our corporate calendar.
The Changing Fascia of Retail
01 March 2018
It wasn’t that long ago that I started out on my career in retail. But, looking back now, the retail landscape has changed beyond recognition in that time.
The Foundations of Community
06 February 2018
Jersey’s society, like many others around the world, has changed. Gone are the days where generations of the same family lived and worked in the parish they always had.
HammerHead and Captain StinkyPants take on the UK
21 December 2017
When I first put pen to paper, I had no idea HammerHead and Captain StinkyPants would be published, let alone go on to help children less fortunate than my own by raising over £10,000 for charities in Jersey and Guernsey. I simply wanted to preserve the memories of the
Future Retailers
21 December 2017
This sea of curiosity greeted me in Jersey’s Royal Court recently. I was asked to present to a group of A Level students about the careers that were available to them on our islands. And, specifically, obviously, retail careers. Dispelling the myth that retail is about shelf filling and
A Walk Down Memory Lane
20 December 2017
Yesterday, I was transported back to the start of my career. It was a huge pleasure to host Robin Walker, now 82