The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017 – Recognition for our co-operative achievements
April 21, 2017 – 8:09 am | One Comment

The Queen’s Awards are amongst the most prestigious awards in UK, designed to celebrate the outstanding achievements of British businesses. We’ve been recognized for our strong, continued growth in international sales as well as our co-operative ethos and great employment benefits, such as equal pay for all workers and flexible working.

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The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017 – Recognition for our co-operative achievements
April 21, 2017 – 8:09 am | One Comment

We are very proud to announce that we’ve gained the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

The Queen’s Awards are amongst the most prestigious awards in UK, designed to celebrate the outstanding achievements of British businesses. We’ve been recognized for our strong, continued growth in international sales as well as our co-operative ethos and great employment benefits, such as equal pay for all workers and flexible working.

Our International Sales Team

This recognition couldn’t be more perfectly timed, as 2017 marks our 40th anniversary as a successful worker co-op. So now we have even more reasons to celebrate!

 

As a worker co-operative, our business decisions are made collectively, and we operate with an ethos of shared responsibility and commitment. We offer worker benefits like a free cooked meal every day, flexible working arrangements and ongoing personal development through multi-skilling. We believe it’s this approach that’s given us the resilience and flexibility to grow our sales internationally to reach new markets.

Stephen Newton, a member of our International Sales Team, says “we’re really thrilled at the amazing growth of our international sales, and that we can make delicious, ethical vegetarian food available to a wider audience than ever. By winning this award we’re proud to show that our worker co-operative, where each member gets equal pay and an equal say in the business, can hold its own against the big players in international trade”.

 

“Strength in Numbers” IPA launched to celebrate Suma’s 40th birthday
April 4, 2017 – 11:10 am | No Comment
“Strength in Numbers” IPA launched to celebrate Suma’s 40th birthday

We’re delighted to introduce our limited edition birthday beer ‘Strength in Numbers’ organic IPA, brewed to celebrate our 40th birthday.
This special edition IPA is robust, enduring and perfectly blended; the liquid embodiment of our co-operative heritage. It’s …

Editor’s Letter
April 4, 2017 – 10:06 am | No Comment
Editor’s Letter

So 2017 is off to a promising start, and we’ve got positive vibes about how the rest of the year will pan out. As the days get gradually lighter, Suma workers are starting to emerge …

Nature’s Own independent health store initiative
March 24, 2017 – 11:55 am | No Comment
Nature’s Own independent health store initiative

As part of the initiative to support independent health stores, the Nature’s Own packaging has been refreshed, in line with the bright new future ahead of the brand. The new look bottles were filtered in to stores throughout February and March.

Treeplanting and flood works
March 22, 2017 – 5:12 am | No Comment
Treeplanting and flood works

Treeplanting not only helps keep our business carbon neutral, but also contributes to preventing local flooding.

A new addition: Gluten-free pasta
March 20, 2017 – 3:45 pm | No Comment
A new addition: Gluten-free pasta

Our new organic, gluten-free pastas have now arrived, and are a welcome addition to the Suma range. As ever with our products, we have researched extensively to ensure they are of the highest quality and …

Suma launch two new coconut products
January 16, 2017 – 5:09 pm | No Comment
Suma launch two new coconut products

We’re pleased to announce two new additions to our range of coconut products. Suma coconut milk and Suma coconut cream.

How was your Christmas?
January 9, 2017 – 5:17 pm | No Comment
How was your Christmas?

We know Christmas has just been and most of us are ready for Spring and warmer days but we’re already thinking about the next festive season! Crazy, we know!
Here at Suma HQ, we’re constantly striving to develop …

Supplier Profile: Doisy & Dam
November 11, 2016 – 12:26 pm | No Comment
Supplier Profile: Doisy & Dam

We’ve been stocking the delicious Doisy & Dam bars for nearly a year now. We thought it was about time we found out more about the brand that brings unique pairings of superfood and chocolate together.

Decadent Chocolate Mousse
November 11, 2016 – 10:07 am | No Comment
Decadent Chocolate Mousse

We spoke to the fantastic team at Doisy & Dam who have supplied us this decadent chocolate mousse recipe. Perfect either hot or cold, and definitely to be enjoyed with friends!
 
Doisy & Dam have a delicious …

Spring
October 10, 2016 – 7:45 am | No Comment
Spring

Here at Suma we’re proud to offer a wide range of tempting products from unique and inspiring producers. We have plenty of exciting new products to get your spring and summer off to a cracking start, with refreshing drinks, Easter inspiration, gift ideas and artisan deli items that look stunning and taste even better!