CFS scoop four awards

CO-OPERATIVE Financial Services (CFS) picked up four Business in the Community (BiTC) regional honours at a ceremony at Manchester&#039s Lowry Hotel. The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of...

CO-OPERATIVE Financial Services (CFS) picked up four Business in the Community (BiTC) regional honours at a ceremony at Manchester&#039s Lowry Hotel.

The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of North West businesses.
The Co-operative Bank gained a hat trick of awards ? the Impact on Society Award for large companies, the Education and Lifelong Learning Award and a ?big tick&#039 for Cause-Related Marketing.

The Impact on Society Award is recognition of the bank&#039s commitment to reporting on its impact on society ? on the environment, in the community, in the workplace and in the marketplace.

The Education and Lifelong Learning award was for the its community education initiatives through its service centre in Skelmersdale. The Cause Related Marketing award was for the Customers who Care campaign on safer chemicals.

Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) was the best example of excellence in the Northwest Development Agency-sponsored category for its involvement in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

This was in recognition of CIS&#039s work with Manchester City Art Galleries.
Barry Collins, Member Services Director, Business in the Community, said: "Our Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner once again highlighted the outstanding commitment of CFS to the communities in which it operates, to its staff and to wider stakeholders."

Sheila Macdonald, Executive Director CFS and Chief Operating Officer at the Co-operative Bank, said: "We believe that community involvement is an integral part of our business model.

`We dedicate a great deal of time and resource to our work in the communities in which we operate, not just to gain recognition, but because we know it has a positive impact on our bottom line performance."

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