Tag Archives: Co-operative Group

What will the future hold for the Co-operative Group?

It is reported that 83.7% of Co-operative Group members have voted in favour of the changes to the structure of the board at the Special General Meeting. Changes include: A board of 11 people with a majority of independent directors … Continue reading

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All decision-makers should face effective scrutiny

A Lancashire dairy farmer writes for this website: Recent events have led to widespread revelations of breaches of trust within many recognised establishments in our society. This ought to be a stark reminder of how we are all ultimately responsible … Continue reading

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How will those remaining in powerful positions react to what has happened?

Edgar Parnell’s Co-opPundit website seeks to provide a rational response to the current crisis facing the Co-operative Group, including the Co-operative Bank plc. It aims to address the underlying issues, which have built-up over many years, that undermine the immense … Continue reading

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Is the Co-operative Group paying hundreds of thousands of pounds to Quiller Consultants?

. Daniel Boffey, with his earlier years with the Daily Mail clearly in the ascendant, recently wrote an article in the Observer about the Co-operative Group A concerned co-operator sent a link to his text, which opened by recapitulating: “A … Continue reading

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Time to rock the boat or accentuate the positive?

In response to a recent article I received an email message and replied in green: When you set up “Concerned Co-operators” it was on the back of an article I wrote some years ago. It was intended to be a … Continue reading

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2. “A self-perpetuating lucrative sinecure for an under-achieving hierarchy”

. Midlands Society Chief Executive and Co-op Group director Willie Tucker said at his retirement meeting: “There are still too many exam­ples of individuals – sometimes at the highest levels – who are using the Movement for their own personal … Continue reading

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Co-op Group too big to love and trust

When concerned co-operator Brid Coady-Weekes got the Co-operative Fortnight message sent to members she tried to respond online to the Co-operatives UK email asking us to show our love and trust of Co-ops. She continues: “My point was that the … Continue reading

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