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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“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 …

Suma is looking for Evening Warehouse Workers
May 2, 2016 – 9:20 am | One Comment
Suma is looking for Evening Warehouse Workers

We are currently recruiting

We are pleased to announce that we are looking to recruit part time workers for evening shifts at our Elland warehouse. Successful candidates will initially be trained in order picking but may …

Member Profile: Emily Harwood
April 20, 2016 – 4:25 pm | No Comment
Member Profile: Emily Harwood

Emily’s Member Profile

How long have you worked at Suma and why did you initially join?
I have been at Suma for just over a year now. Many things appealed to me; Suma’s ethical views, all members …

National Vegetarian Week
April 11, 2016 – 12:39 pm | One Comment
National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week is 16th – 22nd May
The brilliantly talented Leonardo da Vinci – artist, inventor, mathematician, scientist, engineer and sculptor of the Italian Renaissance once said:
“The time will come when men such as I will …

Want to learn more about cooperatives?
April 2, 2016 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

This video from Cooperatives UK demonstrates there IS another way of doing business.

The Seven Principles: A lesson in co-operation
March 30, 2016 – 10:19 am | No Comment
The Seven Principles: A lesson in co-operation

Suma visits Rochdale Pioneers Museum
A trip to the birthplace of the co-operative movement inspires us to revisit our founding principles
As part of our ongoing mission to champion the co-operative cause, a few of us from …

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with Stellar Organics
March 7, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment
Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with Stellar Organics

Stellar Organics Ethical Wine Brand
Stellar is one of South Africa’s largest organic wine producers and is a leading ethical wine brand in the UK. Stellar is a passionate and innovative winery, continually pushing the boundaries …

Fairtrade Fortnight 2016
February 24, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment
Fairtrade Fortnight 2016

This year Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 29 February – 13 March. Supporting Fairtrade Fortnight is firmly established at Suma, and we have a great selection of Fairtrade products including our own brand. Read more about Fairtrade Fortnight here.

Suma support the UN International Year of Pulses
January 6, 2016 – 3:45 pm | One Comment
Suma support the UN International Year of Pulses

Today is the official global launch of the UN International Year of Pulses.

In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UN) voted unanimously to declare
2016 the International Year of Pulses. The IYP 2016 aims to …