We're incredibly proud and touched to be recognised for our capabilities and the positive difference we make.
Here's a selection of the awards we've won and recognition we've received:
2019 Finalist - The Grocer Gold Awards 'Waste Not Want Not' CategoryWith a heritage spanning five decades, Company Shop Group has continued to dramatically scale up our sustainability impact over the past 12 months.
In 2018, having had discussions and listening to feedback within our supply chain about waste, we wanted to turn up the dial on people’s thinking with our ‘Changing Mindsets’ initiative. This has led to us being shortlisted as a finalist in the 2019 Grocer Gold Awards, in the Waste Not Want Not category, which will be judged in June 2019.
The Queen’s Awards for EnterpriseIn April 2019, we were delighted to be announced as a two-time winner of the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, in the Sustainable Development Category.
This is the greatest honour a UK business can aspire to achieve and, having won our first
Queen’s Award in 2015, this award recognised the part we’ve continued to play in sustainable development for our people and our planet.
The judges praised our significant commercial success and positive benefits for society, the economy and the environment, while also recognising the Company Shop Group’s award-winning social enterprise Community Shop.
You can read more here.
The Social Enterprise AwardsIn 2018, our pioneering social enterprise, Community Shop, scooped two national award wins at the Social Enterprise UK awards - recognising the positive social impact it generates for people across the country.
Community Shop, the UK’s first social supermarket, which was founded in 2013, won awards in the Prove It: Social Impact and Transformative Community Business categories.
The prestigious accolades recognised Community Shop’s success in demonstrating and communicating its impact to its key partners, supporters and the wider industry, and praised the social supermarket for its achievements as an organisation that is locally rooted and trading for the benefit of the community it serves.
Find out more about Community Shop here.
The European Business AwardsIn 2017, Company Shop Group was selected to represent the UK as a National Champion in the European Business Awards.
We were competing for the Environmental & Corporate Sustainability Award against some of Europe’s best-known businesses and were amongst only two other UK companies in the category.
Therefore, we were delighted to achieve the ‘Ruban D’Honneur’ title following two phases of judging by an independent panel, which included business leaders, academics and politicians.
We were cited by the European Business Awards CEO as being ‘central to the success of Europe’s strong business community’ and ‘showing the core principles of innovation, ethics and success’.
1,000 Companies to Inspire BritainIn 2016, for the second year running, we were named as one of ‘1000 companies to inspire Britain’, in a report compiled by the London Stock Exchange.
The report identified Company Shop Group as one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to shape the future of the UK economy.
We were highlighted for our unique solution to managing surplus food responsibly, whilst delivering social, environmental and economic benefits.