12/27/2012 (press release: OnlinePR) // UK // Rachael Jones or Sarah Stevenson
Kidderminster Pharmacy Technician Angie Robinson has celebrated a record achievement, clocking up a quarter of a century’s worth of service.
Angie, who works at The Midcounties Co-operative Pharmacy in Franche Road, was presented with her award by Deputy Chief Executive Andy Cresswell.
Angie said: “I was very surprised and happy to have been presented with the award. I really enjoy working with Midcounties and this demonstrates how much they value their colleagues.”
Having spent 10 years at the Foley Park Co-op pharmacy in Kidderminster, Angie transferred to Franche Road to work flexible hours after starting a family and has been working there for the past 15 years helping customers with cough medicine and finding cheap toiletries.
Angie added: “Midcounties has really looked after me and helped me to progress within my career. I started as a Sales Assistant in the Society and moved up to become a Dispenser some years later. Since then I have again progressed to Accredited Checking Technician (ACT) thanks to a great training programme.
“I enjoy the work very much. It’s a good mixture of great colleagues, friendly customers and challenging tasks throughout. I hope to be here for a good few years to come.”
Adrian Wilkinson, Pharmacy Group General Manager, said: “I would like to congratulate Angie on her achievement. She is a great member of the team and we are lucky to have her.”
To celebrate her award, Angie received a bunch of flowers and £250 worth of
CAPTION: (L-R) Pharmacy Group General Manager, Adrian Wilkinson, Pharmacy Technician Angie Robinson and Deputy Chief Executive Andy Cresswell.
Notes to Editors
The Midcounties Co-operative has been named ‘Co-operative of the Year 2012’, recognised for its excellence, innovation and ethics in business by Co-operatives UK.
It has headquarters in Warwickshire, with trading outlets in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and the surrounding counties.
The Society’s trading groups are food retail, funeral, travel, pharmacy, childcare nurseries, employee benefits and energy. Midcounties is the largest independent co-operative society in the UK and has more than 470 branches and 245,000 active trading members. It is also in ‘The Sunday Times Best 25 Big Companies to Work For’ list for the second year running.
The Society’s mission statement is ‘To be a successful consumer co-operative working towards creating a better, fairer world, and to enhance the lives of our colleagues, members, customers, and the communities we serve’.
For more details call Rachael Jones or Sarah Stevenson at Seal on 0121 616 5800
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Co-operatives, highlighting the contribution of co-operatives to socio-economic development, particularly their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration. The Year will highlight the strengths of the co-operative business model as an alternative means of doing business and furthering socio-economic development.
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