“We are proud to sit at the heart of the community in Birmingham and this is why we are backing the bid to bring the Commonwealth Games to the area in 2022.

“The move would bring a multitude of opportunities to Birmingham and would echo our co-operative values and principles such as supporting community groups and charities and educating people about health and wellbeing.

“We want all our members, customers and colleagues from Central England Co-operative in Birmingham to back the bid for the city to host the Commonwealth Games.”