Eat Beans- Give Beans
December 30, 2014 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

During Jan and Feb, for every case of Suma catering baked beans (VF750) we sell, we will give a case to one of 4 local organisations who work with donated food and supplies for those …

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Here’s Johnny! – Meet Suma driver extraordinaire
January 13, 2015 – 3:11 pm | 2 Comments
Here’s Johnny! – Meet Suma driver extraordinaire

Find out more about one of our workers. Johnny has been a member at Suma for over 10 years, and loves to take his Suma truck out on deliveries.

Korean visitors see Suma in action
October 22, 2014 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
Korean visitors see Suma in action

On Thursday 16th October we were very lucky to host 16 visitors from South Korea, here as part of a trip around Europe to find out how Europeans run social enterprises and worker owned businesses.
The …

Suma and the Woodcraft Folk
August 21, 2014 – 11:20 am | 2 Comments
Suma and the Woodcraft Folk

At Suma we have a long friendship with the Woodcraft Folk (WCF or ‘Woodies’), the cooperative young peoples’ organisation. Woodies was founded in 1925 for young people to learn cooperative values and principles through group …

The Italian Job, Coop Style
July 31, 2014 – 2:49 pm | No Comment
The Italian Job, Coop Style

For two weeks at the beginning of July we were very lucky to have a visitor all the way from Italy. Linda Casani is a member of Iris Cooperativa Agricola, based in the North of …

Showcasing our Organic products at Biofach
January 9, 2014 – 4:52 pm | No Comment
Showcasing our Organic products at Biofach

In February this year, our Export team will be exhibiting at BIOFACH – the world’s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food. This year, the exhibition celebrates it’s 25th anniversary and will be held from 12-15 …

Suma delighted to be supplying hiSbe in Brighton!
December 16, 2013 – 1:15 pm | No Comment
Suma delighted to be supplying hiSbe in Brighton!

 
Who and what is hiSbe?
hiSbe, which stands for ‘how it Should be’,  is a brand new community owned ethical supermarket in Brighton, the first of its kind outside of London.
Their motto is ‘happiness before profits’ and everything they sell is …

Traidcraft fighting unfairness
November 15, 2013 – 12:48 pm | No Comment
Traidcraft fighting unfairness

The Fairtrade programme is doing good things here. The village where I live now has clean water and receives electricity. It’s very exciting – we never believed this would be possible!

Citizenship advice from the Dragons
August 15, 2013 – 10:47 am | No Comment
Citizenship advice from the Dragons

We recently sent Suma Member Bob to be a (very friendly) Dragon in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style judging of young people’s community projects in Bradford.

Cooperative Movers and Shakers
July 18, 2013 – 9:54 am | No Comment
Cooperative Movers and Shakers

Four of Suma’s customers, Field Fayre, Eight day, Dyfi Wholefoods and Honeysuckle – all successful cooperatives, celebrate their accomplishments and achievements.

Carishea – Trading Fairly from Ghana to Scotland
June 20, 2013 – 10:17 am | 2 Comments
Carishea – Trading Fairly from Ghana to Scotland

Meet Carishea – Fairtrade bodycare producers who make shea butter based body washes and body balms. Carishea work with social projects in both Ghana and Scotland, to create unique ethically sourced products from source to shop.