Karen Lindop: 5 awards plus our very own Federation bee

(Transcript) Karen Lindop: Hello, and welcome to our update on what’s happening in the Digital team.

I’ll start with some great news. Our teams working in partnership with our Funeralcare and Food businesses, as well as Equal Experts and UsTwo recently picked up five Big Chip Awards for the work they have done on Shifts, the app to help store colleagues manage their rotas and Guardian, our new Funeralcare digital service. Well done to the teams that have worked hard to get these digital solutions out to colleagues.

Our Federation bee was unveiled last week as part of Bee in the City taking place in Manchester over the summer. Our bee was created by artists Nomad Clan and shows the history of Manchester right from its beginnings as a roman fort. It now has pride of place outside The Federation. You can follow our bee on Twitter and if you’re in Manchester, check it out.

A massive thank you to Nick McLaughlin from our Funeralcare business and Carl Burton who spent time with the team, giving them insight into their business plans, strategy, market and challenges and learning. It was a great opportunity to learn more about one of our businesses, thank you both for their time.

Our next Federation Presents event is taking place next month. This time we’re exploring what humanity needs to do to make sure it survives the technological revolution with tech ethicist Shannon Vellor and other guests. The event is free and you can sign up using the link.

Some more great news. In a few weeks we’ll be welcoming back Kim Morley to the team. She’ll join Co-op Digital as our Head of Agile Delivery, covering Cara’s maternity leave. It will be great to have you back Kim!

Finally, we’ve got some vacancies for a variety of roles, you can find them all on our blog.

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Karen Lindop
Head of Digital Operations