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Grow a co-operative case studies
Below are two members of Co-operatives UK talking about how they have grown their co-operatives. Click on the links to read more about the organisations.
Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative
Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative is Scotland's longest established worker co-operative. The business is owned, run and for the benefit of the employees. Once a member of staff has worked at Edinburgh Bicycle for a year, he or she becomes a member of the co-operative with an equal share in the business and an equal vote. Read More »
Unicorn Grocery Co-operative is a dynamic and growing wholefood retailer, based in Chorlton, South Manchester. From humble beginnings 15 years ago as a small shop in a very basic building they have grown steadily. They are now one of the largest independent wholefood outlets in the UK with a turnover just over £4m. Read More »
F.C. United of Manchester is a co-operatively owned football club, launched in 2005 by the fans in order to provide affordable football for all. Since it was set up, growth has been one of its priorities. Achieving the club's goals –keeping football community based and being fan led, rather than driven by profit– requires a great deal of both financial and human capital after all. Read More »
If you have a story to tell about growing your co-operative, please get in touch and you might see yourself interviewed here soon.