Building better co-operative businesses

The Hive is a new business support programme from Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Bank, for people wanting to start or grow co-operative or community enterprises. Explore our our mix of online resources, opportunities for advice and training can help you build a better co-operative business.

Find out about fantastic advice and training opportunities available for groups at different stages of setting up or developing their co-operative or social business: from peer mentoring, group advice and one-to-one advice to co-operative skills training sessions.

Or scroll down to access resources and downloads available for new groups starting a co-operative or community enterprise, through to established co-ops looking to grow.

By... Co-operatives UK In partnership with... The co-operative bank

Apply for advice and training

Apply now for fantastic advice and training opportunities from The Hive. From group advice, skills and training, one-to-one and peer mentoring, there's something for people at every stage of setting up or developing their co-operative or social business.

Advice and training