Colleague Benefits

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Everyone who works for our Co-op gets to take advantage of a fantastic package of benefits and discounts.

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Colleague discounts

10% on food purchases, more details here

5% pension contribution

5% contribution if you contribute 5%. Statutory amount is currently 1%

£50 matched fundraising

We’ll contribute up to £50 per event when a colleague is raising money for a charity or local community initiative. So if you raise £30, we’ll add £30 to your total. If you raise £40, we’ll add £40 to the total, all the way up to £50. It’s our way of helping all of the fantastic causes our colleagues support.

Life Cover

If you die whilst employed by our Co-op your next of kin will receive 3x your gross salary.

Employee assistance programme

Advice on a range of issues including stress, counselling, family issues.

Low cost loans

Save direct from your salary and get preferential loan rates. Via our partner Eastern Savings and Loans Credit Union.

Free tea and coffee at work


Free lost key service

Free key fob to help track down your lost keys via our Secure Response Services business

£10 Christmas Party contribution

£10 contribution for every colleague for their team Christmas party

Cycle to work scheme

Excellent savings on a new bike (up to 42%) in partnership with Halfords.

Free Flu jab

Free annual flu jab through our Pharmacies

Rewarding long service 

We invite our long servers to an annual dinner every year to recognise their contribution to our Co-op. Colleagues who've worked for us for 25 years are presented with their choice of £350 co-op vouchers or a premium engraved watch.

In addition, colleagues who leave our co-op after 20 years’ service receive a £10 co-op voucher for every year of service.

Paid membership for relevant professional associations

We'll cover the cost of membership of a professional assocation if its required or relevant for your role.

Childcare vouchers

Save tax free for childcare.

Rental Deposit Loan Scheme

Colleagues can borrow from us an interest-free contribution towards a rental deposit for their new home.


10% off


10% off at East of England Co-op franchises only

Electrical goods

10% off

HL Perfitt

10% off memorial stonemasonry, stone and slate house signs, and granite kitchen worktops

Wedding venue hire

10% off Hire costs of Wherstead Park

Holiday lettings

10% off Bookings of four nights or more during off-peak season at our Snail Mail and Pigeon Hole apartments in Aldeburgh


5% off some elements of your booking, check with your Travel Advisor

Funeral services

Professional fees capped at £500.

Discount applies to colleague's immediate family only.

Colleague discount is not applicable on the the following items: Cigarettes and tobacco products, baby milk, forecourts, fuel, gift vouchers, lottery tickets and scratch cards, PayPoint transactions, postage stamps and savings stamps




The Original Factory Shop

15% off at East of England Co-op store to our colleagues who work in our Leiston only


10% off at East of England Co-op stores to our colleagues who work at any of the following stores; Brightlingsea, Bunrham-on-Crouch, Hadleigh, Felixstowe, Frinton-on-Sea, Stanway and Halstead.

Kerseys Solicitors

15% discount on residential conveyancing, wills and all other legal services.

Ellisons Solicitors

A free half hour consultation with the family department. Discount on Residential Conveyancing and £50 voucher for first time buyers

Ellisons Solicitors

15% off Wills, Probate and LPAs

Anglia Home Furnishings

15% off

Lex Autolease

Lex Autolease have made available a set of special offers and preferential rates on car leases for East of England Co-op colleagues.

Energie Fitness

(only at Energie Fitness, Peartree Road, Stanway)

Preferential rate at an affordable high quality gym offering everything you need to achieve your fitness goals in a fun and friendly environment. Members receive a 50% reduction on the joining fee (saving £10) and a membership fee of £19.99 a month.
Present your membership card at reception or email or call 01206 709999.

Terms & Conditions apply