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We work with co-operatives, supporting businesses like yours everyday, which means whatever it is that you need, we are here to help.
"Our mission is to grow the UK co-operative economy through promoting, developing and uniting the co-operative sector. We create the environment so you can flourish, and by connecting co-operatives together, we do more."
We promote… on your behalf
Promoting and protecting the work of co-operatives in the UK on your behalf, we run national campaigns such as Co-operatives Fortnight or our recent work to defend 'co-operative' as a protected word when registering new company names. We promote the sector and the co-operative business model by working with organisations including the national media, government committees, HM Treasury and the Financial Services Authority.
We unite… on your behalf
We have 700 direct members and represent a further 3,500 through out 20 federal members. Last year we brought together more than 1000 people through our events, including Co-operative Congress and Practitioners Forum. We faciliate over 40 meetings and smaller member events allowing members to share intelligence and best practice throughout the year.
We develop… on your behalf
Providing legal advice to around 300 enterprises each year and helping to establish 150 new co-operatives, our work is supported by publications such as our series of ‘Simply’ guides to make developing your co-operative that little bit easier.
We have a variety of membership packages to suit your needs.
Click on the links below to find out more about each package, for any other enquiries just get in touch by email or call on 0161 214 1786.
Connect package – Connect with us, keep in touch with the news and views from the UK’s Co-operative sector. Membership fee is £50 +VAT.
Strengthen package – A specific package of support to help your business grow. From legal advice, access to networks or insight to best practice. Membership fee is 0.05% of turnover (starting at £95 with a maximum of £750 +VAT)
Partner package – We will work with you to tailor our package to help your co-operative get the most out of membership. Membership fee negotiations start at £1000 +VAT. Contact us to discuss your tailored package.
Federals - If your organisation represents members that are co-operatives or mutuals then Contact us to discuss our federal package.
Associate package – Not a co-operative or mutual? Join us to support our work to grow the co-operative economy. Membership fee is £250 +VAT for charities and from £500 +VAT for all others.