DCSIMG

Ed Balls impressed with Suma

Waiting for Video...
 

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls (Lab) visited Suma Wholefoods to see the workers’ cooperative in action.

He was invited by Calder Valley parliamentary candidate Josh Fenton-Glynn after the Elland based firm increased its export business from 3% to 20% in the last 7 years.

Mr Balls said: “It’s clearly really unusual and really successful as a business. What we want in the economy is people who innovate and try new things. They are selling all over the world.”

Jeff Walker, cooperative member, said: “It was great to have Mr Balls here and was an interesting experience. It’s nice to show off a little and get the message out about who we are and what we do.”

Suma – the Calderdale Business Awards Employer of the Year 2013 – is the UK’s largest equal pay employer (everyone there receives the same salary and pay and conditions) and does business across the UK, the EU and beyond.

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page