The Lincolnshire Co-op is an independent consumer co-operative that operates in Lincolnshire and its surrounding areas. In business since 1961, the society now has over 215 outlets, with its main trading activity being food stores, funeral homes, travel agencies, florists and pharmacies. With over 289,000 members and over 3,000 employees, Lincolnshire Co-op has been named one of the country’s top employers and has been named a platinum ‘Investor in People’. Lincolnshire Co-op has a lot to offer their employees, including a generous annual leave entitlement and competitive rates of pay that is negotiated with trade unions. On top of this, employees can benefit from a range of development opportunities, discretionary staff bonuses based on the society’s performance, and a staff suggestion scheme (with a maximum reward of £1,000 for ‘Suggestion of the Year’).