Marketing Co-ordinator, Emily runs Race4Business!

The annual 3.5 mile Race4Business took place in Chelmsford last night (21st June), hosted by Birketts Solicitors. This year the event's charity was Farleigh Hospice. 

688 participants from local businesses took part in the event.

Our Marketing Co-ordinator, Emily finished the event in 22:47, finishing in 6th female position (out of 270) and 67th position overall, 

Promoting Healthy Eating!

We are attending the Little Legs Festival in Braintree on 20th/21st and 22nd June to promote healthy eating. 

Our Membership & Community team are attending the three-day festival giving away free fruit & veg, healthy eating colouring & facts sheets and vouchers for our food stores.



Local school help to re-launch Forest Drive food store!

Pupils from the School Council of Westlands Primary School assisted in re-opening our Forest Drive (Chelmsford) food store this morning (13th June) alongside Society President, Pauline Dodd.

The store had been closed for ten days whilst a full refurbishment took place within the store. New flooring, lighting and fridge doors have been installed to ensure that the store is more energy efficient. The tills have also moved location, making the store look more spacious! 

Chelmsford Star wins best in the UK for community support!

We are very excited to announce that Chelmsford Star has been awarded ‘Best For Community Impact’ in the National Business Charity Awards, held in London last night, beating off international competition from the likes of Aldi and Prudential.


We were recognised for the sheer volume of charity work and community initiatives we have produced in the region over our 150 year history, and in particular our Charity of the Year programme and the fact that a third of our turnover is reinvested into the Essex economy in some way.


New Partnership Launched for Dementia Awareness Week

Cooper Bear helps launch a new partnership

We've partnered up with the Alzheimer's Society, just in time for Dementia Action Week.

To draw attention to the cause, Alzheimer's Society are holding a concert at Chelmsford Cathedral on 24th May at 1.30pm, entitled 'Singing For The Brain' and all are welcome to join in the fun. Chelmsford Star will be providing all the refreshments. This is just one of many events taking place across the country for Dementia Action Week (#DAW2018).

We chose the Alzheimer's Society to work with as part of our 'Charity of the Year' initiative, following a vote by our employees.

Have YOU earned a share of our profits?


We are awarding £5.00 for every 1000 points. (Applies to the period 29/01/2017 - 27/01/2018). If you have qualified for a share of the profits payment, this will be available electronically on your membership card. Please check the bottom of your receipt next time you shop with us for an up to date balance.


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