Press Releases

Lucky Kendal Local Won Free Pair of Glasses as Refurbished Vision Express Opened its Doors

Jan 19, 2015 13:48 GMT Vision Express Vision Express reopened its new-look store in the Westmoreland Shopping Centre on Saturday and to celebrate the opening, lucky customer Helen Parker of Kendal won a free pair of glasses worth £250 for being the 20th person to walk into the store after it opened that morning.

​​Digital Conference celebrates 50,000 people getting online for the first time!

Jan 14, 2015 11:45 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre A unique conference to celebrate the impact of the Welsh Government’s Communities 2.0 digital inclusion programme takes place in Cardiff next month. The Communities 2.0 Conference will run from Wednesday 25th to Thursday 26th February at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.

What new steps can we take to tackle poverty in Wales?  /    Pa gamau newydd allwn ni eu cymryd i drechu tlodi yng Nghymru?

Jan 13, 2015 00:01 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre The Wales Co-operative Centre is launching its ‘Tackling Poverty Fortnight 2015’ campaign today. The campaign aims to unearth new approaches to tackling poverty and hopes to stimulate discussion on innovative approaches that could be implemented in Wales. The campaign will feature a series of blog posts from leading experts in poverty, older people, children, financial and digital inclusion.

Porthill stroke survivor helps Vision Express unveil its upgraded Hanley store

Jan 12, 2015 16:10 GMT Vision Express A stroke survivor from Porthill joined Vision Express staff at the Hanley Potteries store this weekend, to officially celebrate its recent refit.

​Eurofound’s 2015 Annual Work Programme

Jan 12, 2015 12:30 GMT Eurofound Eurofound’s 2015 work programme outlines a dual challenge for the European Union and the Member States: finding a way out of the crisis while pursuing the mid-term ambition of achieving progress towards a competitive and fair Europe. Although the financial situation in Europe seems to have stabilised, the recovery is still very modest and needs to be consolidated.

Conwy support agency wins Welsh Government backing for ICT improvements

Jan 08, 2015 09:54 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre ​Community and Voluntary Support Conwy (CVSC) has received backing from Communities 2.0, the Welsh Government’s digital inclusion programme, to upgrade its ICT equipment. Community and Voluntary Support Conwy helps voluntary and community organisations in the Conwy area. It offers funding advice and support in accessing funding, recruitment and placement of volunteers, workshops, training.

Planning permission granted for new Carmarthen housing co-operative

Jan 08, 2015 09:29 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre ​ Planning permission granted for new Carmarthen housing co-operative Not for profit housing provider Gwalia has been granted planning permission to build 27 new homes on land off Heol Dyfnallt in Carmarthen

England hockey player has her eye firmly on the ball thanks to Vision Express backing

Jan 03, 2015 15:21 GMT Vision Express A Horsham hockey player is in the international sporting spotlight after securing a coveted place on the England squad – and scoring support from the Horsham Vision Express store.

3 routes, 2 wheels, 1 great cause

Dec 23, 2014 11:01 GMT Vision Express London’s most iconic bike ride is back, and this year Thames Bridges Bike Ride is delighted to announce that the 2015 ride will be sponsored by Vision Express. Around 3,000 cyclists will hit the streets of London next year for the Thames Bridges Bike Ride, taking in capitals most iconic sights, whilst raising vital funds for the Stroke Association.

Green Energy Options (geo) wins opportunity to innovate with EDF Energy

Dec 11, 2014 16:01 GMT Green Energy Options ("geo") The winner of an innovation contest, launched by EDF Energy in partnership with IC tomorrow, has been announced. Green Energy Options (geo) will now work alongside EDF Energy’s R&D team to produce “g-bug”, a new home energy app that will use data from smart meters and other external data sources to show your home’s energy consumption on a smartphone, tablet or PC.