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Revolver for Remain

Revolver for Remain

We are for REMAIN in the EU referendum. We believe that Brexit will mean serious harm to the UK’s economy, and cut us off from our European customers. We urge all our members to join us in campaigning for Remain.
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Revolver 2016 AGM announced

Revolver 2016 AGM announced

Our AGM will this year be at the John Lewis Stores, 4th Floor (Community Hub), Grand Central, Birmingham at 12.30 – 3.00 on Sunday 10th July. Please come along and join us, only members can vote, but you can join on the day. For details call us on 01902 345 345. Please email members@revolver.coop or call us, as we need to know numbers for catering. Any members who would like to join our board, please email our Chairman John Boyle at Chair@Revolver.coop.

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Some like it hot!

Some like it hot!

Cappuccino

Some like it hot!

Two cups a day improve men’s performance in the bedroom, regardless of weight or blood pressure, finds study of nearly 4,000 participants

We all know that drinking coffee has many benefits, including getting us out of bed on those dreary Monday mornings and giving us that extra push to get through the day however, and recent research has revealed that two cups of this miracle beverage can not only brighten our day but even improve our love lives!

The Daily Telegraph has recently reported that in a study of over 4,000 applicants 42% of male coffee drinkers were less likely to suffer erectile dysfunction if they were to drink 2 cups a day. This seemingly was the sweet spot as more or less than this showed less favourable results.

Caffeine was shown to stimulate the female Libido. However the effect may be short lived to non-existent to women who drink coffee on a regular basis.


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Is Caffeine the cure to Britain’s productivity Problem?

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Is Caffeine the cure to Britain’s productivity Problem?

Is Caffeine the cure to Britain’s productivity Problem?

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According to new research, your business should be encouraging coffee breaks!

Data collated by MessageBase found a wide range of surprising facts about our office habits including when you are at your most productive. They found that around 25% of the entire output of an eight hour day is achieved between 10am and 12pm. A further increase in productivity can be seen straight after a coffee break with the most productive hour being between 11am and 12pm which could account to 13.5% of the entire days output! In conclusion the pre-lunch part of the day is where we are most productive.

In other areas of the study they find that biscuits could potential sway the outcome of a business deal with a prospective client; most preferring shortbread over a pink wafer, we find that having biscuits available can only be a good thing.

Apparently smelly food should be avoided and inconsiderately helping yourself to coffee without offering is a red flag to your colleagues. So our advice to keep you in good stead with the office and to give the business a sharp productivity spike make everyone a coffee!

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Revolver sign-up to Living Wage Foundation

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Revolver sign-up to Living Wage Foundation

PRESS RELEASE 16.10.2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REVOLVER CELEBRATES LIVING WAGE COMMITMENT

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that REVOLVER, has today, been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Revolver (World) Co-operative Ltd / Revolver Music Ltd, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers; receive a minimum hourly wage of £7.85 – significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet. Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.

Living Wage Foundation Director, Rhys Moore said: “We are delighted to welcome REVOLVER to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.

The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay.

We have accredited over 1,700 leading employers, including REVOLVER, ranging from independent printers, hairdressers and breweries, to well-known companies such as Nationwide, Aviva and SSE. These businesses recognise that clinging to the national minimum wage is not good for business. Customers expect better than that. “

Media Contact

 Living Wage

 Gillian Owen, 07876 246 150, gillian.owen@citizensuk.org.uk

Revolver

Paul Birch 01902 345 345 Paul.Birch@Revolver.coop

Notes to Editors

 About the Living Wage Foundation

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.

The London Living Wage is currently £9.15 per hour. This figure is set annually by the Greater London Authority and covers all boroughs in Greater London. The UK Living Wage for outside of London is currently £7.85 per hour. This figure is set annually by the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University.

The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by Living Wage employers across the UK. There are currently over 700 accredited employers. We are an initiative of Citizens UK. We believe that work should be the surest way out of poverty.

About Revolver

Revolver has been paying the Living wage since 2014, and is pleased to now be officially recognised for its contribution.

Revolver ranks 2nd out of 34 brands for Ethics, as judged by Ethical Consumer Magazine and bears their “Best Buy” logo. In 2015 Revolver World Fairtrade Ethiopia coffee was one of only four Fairtrade coffee winners of The Great Taste Awards

Revolver is moving forwards towards the Fair Tax mark, is a licensee of The Fairtrade Foundation and The Soil Association and was the sixth company to be accredited by The City of Birmingham for The Charter for Social responsibility.

Revolver is an Industrial & Provident Society. Registered with the FCA Mutual Registry 31024R & organised as a multi-stakeholder Co-operative. 

 

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Revolver Co-operative Limited

Notice of Annual Members’ Meeting

12 noon, Friday 26th June, Birmingham Town Hall
Victoris Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ

With Guest Speaker:
Britta Werner, Unicorn Grocery

Agenda

  1. Welcome from the Chair
  2. Apologies for absence
  3. Minutes of 2014 Annual Meeting
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Annual Report & Accounts
  6. Election of Directors*
  7. Any Other Business

Lunch will be served members will leave with our goody bags.

Revolver is this year providing the coffee and tea (thanks to Midcounties) for co-operative Congress over the weekend

*NB  Under Rule 35 all 6 serving Directors retire at the close of the Annual Meeting but are are eligible to stand for re-election.  Rule 34 provides that the Board may comprise a maximum of 15 Directors.  Nominations for Directors will be accepted from members at the Annual Meeting, or in advance if addressed to The Secretary at the Registered Office.

Meeting to close by 2pm.

We would encourage members to stay on for the Co-operative Press AGM at 2.30pm which will include a debate on how to balance co-operative values with business.

By Order of the Board

Revolver Co-operative Limited.  Registered No. 31024R.
Registered Office: 152 Goldthorn Hill, Penn, Wolverhampton, WV2 3JA.

www.revolver.coop

 

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Welcome to the Havana – club

Welcome to the Havana – club

As reported PayPal wrote out to our British customers threatening to report them to US Treasury department OFAC, for buying and drinking CUBA coffee. One customer contacted us asking; “Are Americans mad, or just upset they can’t buy CUBAN coffee?” Truth is, its hard to know. But because our present web shop (changing soon) is presently tied in to PayPal, we are inviting customers to email their orders through for our single origin, Del Escambray, Crystal Mountain Coffee, from the Holgin region of Cuba. Customers can call with debit cards (01902 345 345 – Mon – Fri 9.30 – 6.00) or email; members@revolver.coop. The costs is £4.00 + postage. Members receive free delivery and membership costs just £10. For a membership form, search “membership” on the site, or email us please.

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Revolver continues with community investment both at home, in Central America and Africa

Revolver continues with community investment both at home, in Central America and Africa

Birch says “Revolver have supported  the Action Aid charity in their bid to increase funds past the £600,000 mark, to use in action against poverty“. Through “Call my wine bluff” the charity hosts a major annual celebrity event and this year Revolver supplied coffee gifts for all the attendees. Revolver are also pleased to announce we will  be running the Co-operative Cafe at the Warwick Folk festival. The Co-operative marquee will be made-up of The Midcounties Co-operative, Midland Co-operative & Heart of England Co-operative. Among the beneficiaries will be The Teenage Cancer Trust. Revolver will run the cafe and will be open early to late serving hot and cold drinks for the event.

Revolver contributed last year to MENCAP through a deal with The co-operative group. Funds were raised by the sale  of  “Angel Square’s” single, and released by sister company Revolver Records through iTunes. A performance of the group featuring former CEO Peter Marks on drums and raised more than £60,000 for MENCAP at a live event staged in Manchester.

Paul Birch director at Revolver said “that whilst  still small we are committed to community outreach, both here in the UK in our own communities and through International development into supplier communities in the developing world. That’s why we are setting aside 25% of our profit to reinvest in developing communities. By working with charity partners,  acting directly and through co-operation among co-operatives, we hope to challenge the view that business outputs all have to be about profit. Its equally important for our members to see real change in lives, wherever the need arises“.

Revolver have supported both Village Water (Shropshire) in 2012, and LUCIA. Both charities are independent and have programmes of investment in Africa. Birch says “We are planning a new campaign and hope to find ways of bringing greater values to charities like Village Water, whose work is critical to its communities in Zambia and their plan to expand across Africa is impressive“. LUCIA’s investment in Ethiopia has taken the form of a brand new school and community library in Addis Ababa. Birch says Revolver is looking for retail partners with whom to raise funds for these and other charities with which we are engaged“. Last year Revolver raised funds for Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton and is raising money monthly for the Matsosani diocese in South Africa. The funds are raised on a matching basis with Lichfield Cathedral who are the partner diocese in Britain. Funds raised are contributing towards AIDS/HIV Awareness in South Africa.

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