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Co-op Pioneer Awards 2023 is almost upon us, and we are delighted to say that this event is a sell out!

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Thank you for all your support and we look forward to seeing you there.



Welcome to the Pioneer Awards website, your gateway to the most prestigious fundraising and networking event in the grocery industry. 
This year, we're embarking on an exciting new journey as we transition to Co-op Live. It's a game-changer, offering suppliers an unprecedented opportunity to network and participate in not just one, but two extraordinary events held at two remarkable venues. 
With one ticket, you'll gain access to both events, so you won't miss a moment of the unforgettable experiences we have in store for you. However, be aware that this year's capacity is slightly reduced, so we urge you to secure your spot early to avoid disappointment.

Event 1: Our first event will take place at the vibrant Freight Island in Central Manchester on September 14th, 2023. It will be an experience unlike anything we've done before, and we're thrilled to take you on this amazing journey.

Event 2: As for our second event, this will be held late spring 2024 at Co-op Live. Opening in April 2024, Co-op Live will be a game-changing music arena home to 32 bars, restaurants, and food markets. Aiming to be one of the most socially and environmentally sustainable arenas in the UK and attracting the greatest acts on the planet! Stay tuned for more details, we promise it will be a money-can't-buy experience that will leave you in awe.
Keep an eye out for the upcoming sponsorship opportunities, which will be released very soon. Becoming a sponsor allows you to further elevate your brand, demonstrate your commitment to the industry, and showcase your support for the vital work carried out by the year’s charity partner Barnardo's.

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Pioneer Awards 2022 Highlights



Freight Island

Baring Street 11
Manchester M1 2PZ
United Kingdom

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