The September 2019 Members’ Council Meeting – could we make the world better?

Interesting developments I knew that this Co-op Members’ Council meeting would be different as soon as I received the pack of papers to read in advance of the meeting. The first clue was the fact that it would be held in Federation rather than the basement auditorium at Angel Square. The second clue was the… Continue reading The September 2019 Members’ Council Meeting – could we make the world better?

The July 2019 Members’ Council Meeting – could we do this better?

Induction with Steve Murrells This Council meeting started, for new members, on the Friday. The big surprise was a chance to meet the Chief Executive, Steve Murrells and it was pretty clear that this was a rare opportunity. He started by telling our small group about what he was working-on, including the aim to increase… Continue reading The July 2019 Members’ Council Meeting – could we do this better?

First Council Meeting after the Annual General Meeting, May 2019

I’d like to start by thanking all of the Co-op Members in Yorkshire and Humberside who voted for me in this year’s Members’ Council elections; you got me here and enabled me to start blogging again, thank you. For those who aren’t that familiar with co-operative history, it will really help if you read the… Continue reading First Council Meeting after the Annual General Meeting, May 2019

The Co-op AGM Special 2018

What an AGM is really The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a legally required meeting where the senior management of business share details of what they’ve been doing with the business’s shareholders. For the Directors and Executives it’s a bit like an annual performance review. They go into the meeting with a list of their… Continue reading The Co-op AGM Special 2018

The April Members’ Council Meeting in 2018

General presentation by Allan Leighton The meeting started with a presentation by the Chair of the Co-op’s Board. His presentation covered the importance of Digital innovation and the key role it would play in the Co-op’s development of possible new business areas. He also explained how important supporting logistics, including our depots, would be going… Continue reading The April Members’ Council Meeting in 2018

The January Members’ Council meeting in 2018

Steve Murrells’ presentation Steve Murrells gave the first presentation of the meeting and he used this opportunity to share his 5 year plan with the Members’ Council. Steve started by telling the Council how he wants a Co-op that will deliver both commercially and co-operatively. The thinking behind the decisions on what our co-op does… Continue reading The January Members’ Council meeting in 2018