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GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited)

With over 700 staff as society members, GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited) is one of London’s most successful mutual enterprises, operating more than 90 public leisure centres in the South East.

Co-operating in Food

This report aims to demonstrate the benefits co-operative businesses deliver across the supply chain, from producer, to the retailer and consumer right through to the wider communities.

Call for BBC to be a co-operative press statement

Co-operatives UK has issued a press statement supporting the idea of a co-operative BBC.

"If the BBC were answerable to members and license payers in a democratic way, its independence would be strong," said Secretary General Ed Mayo.

Football is the focus - as communities are urged to take ownership

Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, delivered an inspiring keynote speech at policy seminar – Community Shares – Taking Ownership Local – in London recently and paid special attention to co-operative football.

Creative graduates urged to take a co-operative approach

Students graduating from creative courses will be interested in a new guide and website which has just been launched by Co-operatives UK, the national trade body that campaigns for co-operation.

Freelancers urged to take a co-operative approach

The number of freelancers in UK creative industries is continuing to rise and Co-operatives UK, the national trade body that campaigns for co-operation, has today launched a new guide and website - - to help freelancers set up their own creative co-operatives.

Creative Co-operatives

A guide to starting a co-operative in the creative industries. Aimed at established freelancers in the creative industries, at newly self-employed people looking for innovative ways to work, and at recent graduates from creative courses who are looking to build their portfolios, exploit their own ideas or explore ways to work creatively, without sacrificing their integrity.


Co-operative sector nudges £34 billion

Latest figures from Co-operatives UK reveal that co-operative businesses in the UK have pushed up their combined turnover by some 15.8% to almost £34 billion – during the same period UK GDP decreased by 4.9%.

The UK co-operative economy 2010

This report, launched at Co-operatives 2010 as part of the Co-operative Fortnight, shows the current thriving state of the Co-operative Economy.


Pioneering formula for co-operation launched in the UK

Co-operation is back in vogue. The principles developed by the Rochdale Pioneers in the UK over 166 years ago, are now the foundation for a global economy supporting half of the world’s population , a co-operative sector in the UK to which one in five of us belong and the government’s new coalition leadership.


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