Guide: Our governance

Co-operatives UK AGM, 30 June

Co‑operatives UK's Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the primary way in which our member organisations participate in the democracy of Co‑operatives UK. Our AGM in 2017 will be held at Unity Works, Wakefield on Friday 30 June, just before the start of Congress, the co-operative sector's annual conference.

How can members influence Co-operatives UK’s work?

Co-operatives UK unites a network of thousands of businesses. As a co‑operative owned and controlled by you, our members, we want you to shape what Co-operatives UK does for the movement. Our AGM is open to all Co‑operatives UK members. Issues discussed by delegates and the priorities identified will be taken to Co operatives UK’s strategic review group.

The formal notice for our AGM in 2017, including the agenda, can be viewed online and downloaded here. Prior to the AGM is a strategy session on approaches to Co-operatives UK’s governance, which all members are warmly encouraged to attend. You can find out more on page five of the AGM notice.

The time-frame for putting names forward for our Board of Directors and the Worker Co‑op Council in 2017 has now expired. Click here to find out more about our election process.

Voting at the AGM

Co-operatives UK welcomes anyone to attend and observe the Annual General Meeting. To vote at the 2017 AGM an organisation must have been a member of Co-operatives UK on 1 May 2017 and its representative must be present at the meeting. Each member is entitled to appoint any individual to represent it at the AGM who can register their attendance and collect their voting card on the day. Voting cards cannot be issued once the AGM has started.

As a representative of a member organisation, you will be required to submit the first tear-off section of your voting card to register your attendance.

Minutes and Annual Report

Download our Annual Report and Financial Statements for the financial year ending 31 December 2016 and the minutes of the 2016 AGM. Hard copies of these documents will be available at the meeting, if you would like them in advance please contact Meenaz Rashid.