Who Made Your Pants? is a co-operative specifically formed to empower marginalised women by providing flexible employment, education and a social and community space. This co-operative is owned and democratically managed by its worker-owners.
Presentations and discussion from Paul Monaghan, Head of Social Goals & Sustainability at the Co-operative Group and Amanda Long, Executive Officer - Marketing, Membership and Media, East of England Co-operative Society.
Submitted by Co-operatives UK on Tue, 11/12/2012 - 12:10
2012 has been United Nations International Year of Co-operatives. From Chelmsford to China, Ilford to India, co-operatives and their members and supporters around the world have come together to show how co-operatives build a better world.
And what a momentous year it has been. Across the globe co-operatives have celebrated what makes their business different. We’ve seen everything from flash mobs to formal conferences.
Submitted by Paul Dale Smith on Fri, 02/11/2012 - 17:04
Visitors to Co-operatives United joined in a discussion workshop to identify some of the barriers facing co-operatives that are looking to grow. The workshop opened with FC United giving an insight into the major barrier they face in growing their club - namely that they don't currently own their own ground. However, they hope to address this issue very soon, after having gone to their members with a Community Share Issue that has raised £1.6m.
Submitted by Paul Dale Smith on Thu, 01/11/2012 - 13:56
On the day that FC United won a Co-operative Award for their innovative use of social media, their General Manager Andy Walsh was taking the opportunity of a captive audience to talk about his club. He was speaking at an event organised by Supporters Direct and the Co-operative Group to celebrate the role of co-operation in football, talking with passion and pride about the way that fans are doing something about the things they see wrong with the beautiful game.
Co-operatives UK Limited, Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AS.
Registered in England as an Industrial and Provident Society under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965. Registered no. 2783R.