Harrison Beds launch first TV Advert

Whether on TV or on YouTube, we hope you’ve had chance to catch the brand new Harrison Spinks ad over the festive period.

But how did they decide what story to tell in just 30 seconds? As a company who prides itself on its innovation, vertical integration and the fact that they make over 90% of their componentss in house, it was always going to be an impossible task to talk about everything that they do.

Take a look at the advert here: 

The Co-operative Travel, Chelmsford are shortlisted for Top Travel Agency Award.

Our Chelmsford Travel branch have been ranked among the top 50 travel agencies in the East of England by the industry’s leading specialist publication; the Travel Trade Gazette (TTG), in association with Kuoni.

The prestigious hotlist will be decided through a unique combination of rating by suppliers and visits to top-performing stores in every region.

Calling all Essex charities!


Now that everyone's back to work, we thought it would be the perfect time to remind charities that applications to become our next Charity of the Year are OPEN! 

Our charity partnership runs from May 2019 for one year, and applications must be received by Monday 11th March. Charities must have Essex coverage, and be able to provide support with fundraising and enough collection tins for all of our outlets.

Join us on our Isle of Wight members trip...

Due to feedback from Members regarding our day trips, we have launched our first MEMBERS HOLIDAY, to the Isle of Wight.... Book By: 21st January 2019

22nd April 2019 for 4 Nights/5 Days

Bayshore Hotel 3*

Sandown, Isle of Wight

Min. 30 Passengers otherwise the trip will have to be cancelled and we have until 21st January to make a decision on this depending on numbers!

Members £205.00 per person

Non-Members £225.00 per person

Deposit £40.00 per person

Sea View Rooms available at a £20pp Supplement

Recently bereaved given Christmas support...

Families of the recently deceased were given comfort last week when a local funeral director held two Christmas Remembrance Services across Essex, at the same time.

The events were held by Co-op Funeral Directors, owned by local co-operative, Chelmsford Star, at both the Central Baptist Church in Chelmsford City Centre and their private Chapel at the Clare Road, Braintree branch. 

Well done to Ame & Ryan...

Well done to our colleagues, Ame Pegram (Nevenden Road food store) and Ryan Emery (Hutton food store) for completing the Broadgate stair climb last month.

They completed 3 climbs each, totalling a 1/4 of a mile. Ryan completed this in 35:05 and Ame completed it in 39:39. 

Christmas Comes Early for RSPCA Danaher Animal Home


The cats, dogs and small animals at RSPCA Danaher Animal Home are in for a treat this Christmas, as our members and colleagues generously donated a range of food, toys and treats to the local animal charity.


Senior Animal Care Assistant, Jack Taylor, brought 5 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Shadow, along to our Braintree Quadrant store today to collect the goodies and to meet some of the members who had donated.


Quadrant is 'on the Buses'!

Our 'Be Inspired' campaign is now live on many buses around the Chelmsford & Braintree areas. Have you spotted any?

The 'Be Inspired' campaign has been launched to showcase the vast array of fantastic brands and products that we have across our two department stores, located in Chelmsford City Centre and in George Yard Shopping Centre Braintree.