Lincolnshire Co-operative has won the KPMG Co-operative Enterprise of the Year Award at the Co-operative Excellence Awards 2011.
Lincolnshire Co-op was up against various other co-operative contestants from across the country, but won due to its “inspiring” business model.
The business now has a turnover of over £239 million and is celebrating its 150th birthday this year.
The Co-op won by demonstrating its sustainable and growing business, built with consistent member engagement and values.
Co-operative Excellence Awards 2011 were organised by Co-operatives UK.
Chair of Co-operatives UK David Button said: “The awards recognise excellence, innovation and ethics of businesses across the co-operative sector and Lincolnshire Co-operative is a worthy recipient of this award.
“The Co-operative Excellence Awards are now in their third year and the record number of entries for 2011 and the quality of entries we have received from across the co-operative sector has been exceptional.”
Lincolnshire Co-operative’s President Steve Hughes said: “We are incredibly proud to be recognised with this award, especially in our 150th year.
“We’re thankful to every one of our members who have supported us and also every colleague who has worked so hard to make the Society a success.”
The Co-operative Excellence Awards 2011 were sponsored by KPMG accountants.