CO-OPERATIVES in Kirklees are being urged to enter a national award.

The Co-operative Awards 2012 recognise excellence, innovation and ethics of businesses and individuals across the diverse co-operative movement.

The competition is open to all members of Co-operatives UK. Award winners will be announced on October 31 in Manchester as part of Co-operatives United – a major event to mark the culmination of the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives.

The deadline for nominations is September 10. Go to