Co-op Congress, 17-18 June
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Our flagship annual event Co-op Congress, sponsored by The Co-operative Bank, is back as an in-person event with an online element. Join us at The Eastside Rooms in Birmingham or online on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June 2022.
Our AGM on 17 June
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is one of the primary ways in which member organisations can participate in the democracy of Co‑operatives UK. Our AGM in 2022 will take place on 17 June during Co-op Congress.
Guide to co-ops
Read our handy guide, which explains in simple terms what a co‑op is (and why they're so great).
Support for your co‑op
As the network for the UK's thousands of co-operative businesses, we provide support in HR, culture, governance, finance, marketing, membership strategy and co-operative development. Browse our extensive library of online resources, blogs and…
Start a new co‑op
Looking to start a co‑op? Here you can access a step by step guide to starting a co‑op. Register your co‑op in days with our online registration tool. Access The Co‑operative Bank's FREE business banking. AND apply for additional business support to…
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- The UK’s 7,237 independent co-ops employ 250,128 people
- Co-ops contribute £39.7 billion to the UK economy
- There are nearly 14 million memberships of co-ops. The members own and have a say in how the nation's co-ops operate
- Co-ops proved four times less likely to cease trading during 2020
- The UK co-op sector grew by £1.1 billion in 2020, despite the pandemic
Programmes to support your co-op
Support for new co-ops, with advice, training and mentoring
For community owned organisations looking to raise funds through community shares
For tech founders and start ups looking for a different way to run digital platforms
The Ownership Hub
Developing a fairer and more resilient regional economy by supporting more worker and employee ownership