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Our colleagues have been getting involved in Pride events up and down the country this summer – and have taken some fab photos to prove it.

Pride event

Starting with Sparkle in the Park on Friday 8th July and finishing with Reading Pride, which takes place on Saturday 3rd September, the events are a fab opportunity for colleagues to go along, meet members of the public and talk about our inclusive culture that makes us so great.

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Posted in Green Room News on 24 August 2016
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Watching the games in Rio has brought back special memories for Asda House colleague Carolyn Francis – who competed for Team GB in two Olympics!

Carolyn Francis

Carolyn, who works in Corporate Affairs, was in the squad for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and also the Seoul Olympics four years later.

She also competed in World Championships and Commonwealth Games and went on to become a diving coach working alongside Ady Hinchcliffe – coach of recent diving gold medallists Jack Laugher and Chris Mears.

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Posted in Green Room News on 16 August 2016
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We care about our fresh food so our colleagues have been working tirelessly to make sure our fresh department is looking top notch.

This is helping to showcase the fantastic quality and variety of products we have available to our customers.

So now it’s time to show off the hard work. Submit a photo of your Meat and Chilled department below and this, coupled with your comp performance, means your store could be in with a chance of winning 500 star points – wow!

Meat and Chilled

Find out how to enter
Posted in Green Room News on 10 August 2016
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We’re proud of our Asda Newark manager Abby Robinson and customer Tonya Glennester who have inspired a new initiative to break the stigma around invisible illnesses and disabilities.

Abby with Tonya and Evalynn

We’ve launched new signs for our accessible toilets in more than 400 stores to show that not all disabilities are visible.

The idea was sparked after Tonya and her five-year-old daughter Evalynn were questioned by another customer about why they used the disabled toilet.

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Posted in Green Room News on 09 August 2016
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We’re so proud of our Burnley GSM Tahira Wildof who recently gave an inspirational speech to a group of primary schoolchildren.

Tahira

Tahira, who also recently won the Chairman’s Award at the prestigious Asian Women of Achievement event in London, was invited to give a speech at the North West Primary School Graduation ceremony.

This is an event organised by Mosaic, who aim to inspire young people from deprived communities to realise their talents and potential via mentoring projects in schools.

The speech was so successful and inspirational, Tahira received a letter of congratulations from Mosaic’s Managing Director Jonathan Freeman.

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Posted in Green Room News on 09 August 2016