The UK co-operative economy 2011 offers a unique assessment of a growing sector – which, because it is mutually-owned rather than stock market listed, traditionally tends to be neglected by market analysts and the financial press. Drawing on published accounts for co-operatives, the conclusion is clear: the UK is beginning to co-operate once again.
In the context of the UK Coalition Government’s policies to promote public service mutuals, Time to get serious: international lessons for developing public service mutuals examines the experience in Spain, Italy and Sweden. It identifies some key factors for success, learning lessons and questions that are relevant for the development of new co-operative models in the UK.
Midshires Clothing, is a worker Co-operative, providing quality garment manufacturing, embellishment and alteration services in the UK, primarily to the co-operative, education, work wear and healthcare sectors.
How people at large view co-operatives is a key factor in the business environment, whether for attracting staff, customers or members. Good business? Public perceptions of co-operation outlines the key findings from market research into public perceptions of co-operatives.
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.