Pioneering business support programme aims to create new ethical tech businesses
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The UnFound Accelerator has opened for applications, aiming to launch a new wave of fairer, ethical and co-operatively owned tech platforms before the end of the year.
Vote in the Co-op of the Year Awards
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Voting is now open in the co-op sector’s annual awards - which celebrate the achievements of co‑operators and co‑operative organisations across the UK.
There’s arsenic in the sugar – and inequality in our tech
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The prolific adulteration of foodstuffs was common practice in 19th century Britain and although the arsenic was accidental it was commonplace to find grit in the oatmeal, dirt in the cocoa and chalk in the flour!
Co-operatives UK offers open surgeries with new CEO
Co-operatives UK’s newly appointed CEO, Rose Marley, is offering one to one surgeries to talk all things co-operative.
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…
What is a co-op
Many of us have heard of co-ops, but do you actually know what one is? Spoiler alert: high street convenience stores are the most well-known type of co-op here in the UK, but they're not the only type of co-op.
- The UK’s 7,063 independent co-ops employ 241,714 people
- Over 14 million members own and have a say in how the nation's co-ops operate
- Co-ops contribute £38.2 billion to the UK economy
- 76% of co-op start-ups are still flourishing after the difficult first five years
- Just 42% of new companies make it through to the end of year five
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