01/29/2013 (press release: OnlinePR) // UK // Rachael Jones
A Lichfield beauty consultant who helps local women to look their best has been recognised for her long service with The Midcounties Co-operative Pharmacy.
Debra Witcomb, who works at the House of Minster branch on Tamworth Street in Lichfield, was presented with the 20 years service award by Group General Manager Adrian Wilkinson.
Debra said “I am thrilled to receive the award. It is very humbling to know how much I am appreciated at the House of Minster and within the Society. I love working on the Clarins counter and advising customers on skincare and make-up options.”
She started her career at the Cannock Minster branch of the Midcounties in 1992 and transferred to the House of Minster store in 2005.
Debra added: “Over the past 20 years I have been lucky enough to work with some great people. I have noticed the fashions and colours in make-up change over the years and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
“I enjoy being able to give friendly advice and assistance when customers need it, making my job very worthwhile”.
Debra was presented with a bouquet of flowers and £200 worth of vouchers which she will be spending on a trip to Ireland.
Adrian Wilkinson said: “I am delighted to present Debra with this award because we appreciate all her hard work and commitment over the past 20 years.”
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, coop 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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