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Winners revealed at 2013 Co-operative Property Awards

October 17, 2013

The Co-operative Group has named the winners of its 2013 Property Awards at a gala ceremony which raised more than £315,000 for Carers Trust.

The money takes the figure The Group has generated for its Charity of the Year to almost £4 million, and is the biggest single amount that has been raised so far during the partnership with Carers Trust.

Around 800 guests attended the supplier-funded event, which was launched in 2011 to recognise suppliers’ support and reward the winners for their specific contributions.

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Photo caption (L to R): Host Gary Lineker with Morris and Spottiswood’s Operations Manager Craig Robertson, and Commercial Manager Dave Palmer – winners of the Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award, alongside award host Rachel Riley.

There were over 150 nominations submitted for this year’s awards across ten categories and the winners were announced at a ceremony and charity dinner held at Event City in Trafford.

The 10 award winners are:

  • Best Newcomer – ISS Front of House
  • Driving Step Change – McLeod and Aitken
  • Best Service Provider – Sodexo Prestige
  • Innovation and Technology – Linde
  • Environmental Sustainability – Epta
  • Risk Management – Metro Safety
  • Excellence in Partnership Working – Rapleys
  • Outstanding Individual of the Year - Cherry Garbett, Scottish Power
  • Lifetime Achievement - Jo Kelly, Sodexo
  • Outstanding Organisation of the Year - Morris and Spottiswood

During the ceremony there was a raffle and an auction for top prizes including FA Cup Final tickets and VIP access to the British Grand Prix.

The awards ceremony was hosted by Match of the Day host Gary Lineker and Countdown’s Rachel Riley, whilst comedian Dara O’Briain handed out the awards.  The evening also included a celebrity version of TV gameshow Catchphrase, hosted by Roy Walker and featuring former footballer Matt Le Tissier.

David Roberts, The Co-operative’s Director of Trading Property, said:

“This year’s Property Awards have been a great success and have raised a phenomenal amount of money for The Co-operative Group’s charity of the year – Carers Trust.  I’d like to say a huge thank you to all our suppliers who made the event possible.”

Hannah Chauhan, Senior Account Manager with Carers Trust, said:

“We are extremely grateful for the continued enthusiasm and effort that The Co-operative Group’s staff have shown in support of its partnership with Carers Trust.  The Co-operative Property Awards was an amazing event and not only raised a huge amount of money but also some great awareness of the work we do.

“Thank you so much to The Co-operative Estates and its generous suppliers for organising and supporting this event and helping to transform the lives of young adult carers.”

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