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Green Room Health and Fitness

Being active is a great way to help you lose weight, but it can also help you to get fitter and feel better about yourself.


This week we’re delighted to introduce our willing case studies as we follow them on their journey to a fitter and healthier 2015. The case studies have been split into three groups:

  • Weight loss – Asda colleagues who want to lose weight
  • Challenge – colleagues who have decided to take on a new challenge this year including participating in the Run for All 10k’s
  • Life events – we will follow a new mum as she embarks on her journey to lose weight, a new dad who wants to get fitter to be able to keep up with his daughter and a colleague who gets married in April and wants to look his best for the big day.

We hope you enjoy following their journey and feel inspired to get active, we wish them well and look forward to hearing how they are getting on over the coming weeks!

Read more.
Posted in Green Room Health and Fitness on 30 January 2015
Green Room Diversity

In November we were proud to sponsor the Independent’s Rainbow List, a celebration of the top 101 people who make a difference in the LGBT community in Britain. At the launch of the list we were excited to meet Stephanie Hirst who is a new entry after announcing on BBC Radio 5Live that she is transgender.

Stephanie Hirst

Stephanie can often be seen on ITV’s Lorraine, along with being spotted in the aisles of her local Asda in Barnsley doing her big shop. She was delighted to see that Asda was supporting The Rainbow List.

Read our interview with Stephanie.
Posted in Green Room Diversity on 29 January 2015
Green Room News

On Tuesday 27th January, the Annual Asda Awards took place at the Queens Hotel in Leeds, where colleagues from across the country were celebrated for their contribution to the business.

Asda Awards 2015

Hosted by Jonathan Tillery and Tory Mogridge, each winner was presented with their award by members of the Executive team.

All the nominations were collated and judged by the Executive board – where the finalists and winners were decided!

Colleague of the Year award went to Ross Campbell from Edinburgh Superstore while the prestigious Peter Asquith award was won by Elaine Pollock, Senior Director of Retail Operations.

Congratulations to all the colleagues who took home an award!

Find out who won here
Posted in Green Room News on 28 January 2015
Green Room News

Dementia Friends is a campaign started by the Alzheimer’s Society with the aim of making life a little easier for people with dementia by creating a more dementia-friendly society.

Dementia Friends

Anybody can become a Dementia Friend, and we’re keen for Asda colleagues to get involved. It’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition – and showing a little bit more patience and understanding.

Find out more
Posted in Green Room News on 26 January 2015
News & Blogs

Asda Parkhead has provided everything you could possibly need to enjoy a traditional Burns supper to their local resettlement centre, The Arch, to make sure everyone is able to tuck into some haggis this Burns Night.

Burns supper donation to The Arch

Colleagues presented The Arch in Parkhead with jam-packed Burns hampers full of all the key ingredients needed to rustle up a true Scottish Burns supper including haggis, neeps, tatties and oatcakes along with other delicious treats.

Find out more.
Posted in News & Blogs on 23 January 2015