ANM launches ‘Our ANM’ campaign to support co-operative fortnight

21/05/2021
ANM Group, the leading farming co-operative based at Thainstone, has launched an ‘Our ANM’ campaign to highlight the importance of co-operative values. Over the next six weeks, leading up to the UK-wide Co-operative Fortnight, ANM Group will carry out a number of activities to illustrate the importance of its members and the important role the co-operative model plays in their businesses.
 
Over the last twelve months, the Group has increased its focus on a range of member-only benefits, resulting in the continued growth in its membership. Shareholders now benefit from livestock commission rates from as low as 3% and the Group has identified that members saved over £206,000 in 2020 in commissions due to industry-leading rates.  Additionally, increased take up of the wider range of member benefits, has seen the overall business grow, with a 5% increase in member funds invested in the last year. 
 
Grant Rogerson, Chief Executive of ANM Group said:
 
“As we approach our 150th year, we have more members investing in our co-operative, and in return we reward this loyalty with exclusive shareholder benefits. We are proud to have delivered £206,000 in commission savings for our members in 2020 as a direct result of our industry-leading rates, and a total value of £471,000 in members benefits delivered to shareholders in 2020.
 
“Investing in a traditional co-operative model pays dividends not only to us as a business but to our shareholders, and the more who join, the more we can give back to our members and share in our success. It is this shared success of ‘Our ANM’ that we look forward to celebrating in the weeks leading up to Co-op Fortnight next month.”
 
Co-op Fortnight is organised by Co-operatives UK and brought to life by co-ops across the country. For two weeks every year co-ops come together to hold events, share stories and spread the word about the power of co‑operation via social, broadcast and print media. The theme for 2021 is #JoinACoop – providing an opportunity to celebrate co-op members, spread the word about the benefits of membership and encourage people across the UK to #JoinACoop. Co-op Fortnight runs from 21st June to 4th July.