The Co-op Pioneer Awards is back on Wednesday 10th November 2021, for its 13th ceremony. The Co-op Pioneer Awards is a not-for-profit grocery retail event for Co-op suppliers who ‘co-operate for a fairer world’. Co-operation with suppliers is at the heart of what we do. The Pioneer Awards is an opportunity for Co-op colleagues and suppliers to celebrate the year together and recognise the amazing work suppliers, which keeps delivering for our customers and communities.

The Awards show is held in Manchester Central every year, hosted by the Co-op Food leadership team with some very special guests, including a celebrity host and musical guests along with hours of jawdropping entertainment across the night.

The Awards evening is an opportunity for our suppliers to join in something that we all have in common, giving back to our communities. That’s why every year, the Pioneer Awards raise thousands of pounds for our charity partners through ticket sales, prize draws and sponsorship. This year, our partners are MIND and SAMH.

Every one of our suppliers is up in the running for an award. What’s even more exciting is that this year the nominations will be selected by our Buyers with our winners being crowned by the senior Co-op Food leaders.

After a year away, we are counting down until we see you in person 10th November 2021.