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Royal fans turned up at Asda Arnold after hearing that the future King was opening the store – but it was actually one of our colleagues named Prince Charles!

Prince Charles

Baker, Prince Charles, who has worked for Asda for 25 years, cut the ribbon to unveil the new look store following a refurbishment. He has worked at Asda Arnold for 15 years and had the privilege of cutting the ribbon as he’s the longest serving colleague at the store.

Once the store realised that people were expecting to see the heir to the throne they had a bit of fun with it and got Prince Charles a gold crown to wear for the opening.

Prince Charles told the Daily Mail: "It was an honour to open the store, I enjoyed it and it has made my day.

“When I phone people up and I say my name is Prince Charles they say ‘yeah you are joking’ and they put the phone down. I try again and they say okay and put the phone down again. When I go to the bank or anywhere else I have to show my driving licence or my passport all the time.

“I would love to meet the real Prince Charles and tell him how much trouble his name has caused me but in a funny way.”

Read more on The Daily Mail website.

Are there any colleagues at your store with a celebrity name? If your store has a Joan Collins, Omar Sheriff, Tom Cruise or a David Beckham then we want you to hear from you! We’re looking for stores who have a few colleagues with celebrity names. Please email clair.hufton@asda.co.uk.

Posted in Green Room News on 27 February 2014
Green Room News

The 2014 Sharesave plan is now open and you can apply now through the Computershare website. We could all use a little extra money now and again but sometimes it’s a little tricky to do – with Sharesave the whole process is made simple and risk free!

You can save from just £5 every four weeks up to £250 for three years and at the end of the scheme you can choose to buy Walmart shares at a 20% discount to turn your savings into a profit!

Find out more here
Posted in Green Room News on 27 February 2014
News & Blogs

The recent stormy weather may have eased but parts of the UK are still suffering from the effects of floodwater – and Asda colleagues have been out and about delivering waders to help with the clean-up operation.

Dawn tries out the waders in floodwater

Dawn, a security manager from Asda Taunton, gave up a week’s holiday to volunteer in her local community. This is her account of how Asda is making a difference.

Read more from Dawn
Posted in News & Blogs on 26 February 2014
News & Blogs

Bite the Ballot

We’re happy to support the “Bite the Ballot” campaign to spread the word about how important it is to use your vote at Election time.

Our Community Life Champions recently invited volunteers from Bite the Ballot into around 70 Asda stores to help customers and colleagues register to vote.

Bite the Ballot is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness of politics and increasing interest in the topic. Their aim is to inspire young people to be counted and make informed decisions at the ballot box, encouraging them to take power and become the champions that will change the face of British politics.

Bite the Ballot campaigner Rose explains: “Politicians won’t write policies for people who don’t turn up on Election Day – let alone for those who don’t appear on the electoral register. So the first step is to make sure that every 16-24 year old is registered and is aware of how important they are: as individuals and as a collective voice.”

You can find out more about their campaign on their website.

Posted in News & Blogs on 26 February 2014
Green Room News

We want your feedback on the Logistics newspaper – Miles.

For the past five years Miles has brought you all the latest news from around your depot. We’ve featured colleagues doing great things for the business and changes to the job that have made us the best Logistics team in the industry.

Now we want to hear what you think! Take a look at these different designs of Miles and vote for your favourite.

Miles magazine vote

Do you want more news about your site? Should we print more stories about the charities you and your colleagues support? Let us know by voting for what you want to see more or less of by 10th March. And let us know if you’ve got any other suggestions.

Give your feedback here
Posted in Green Room News on 24 February 2014