Guide: Our governance

Co-operatives UK annual general meeting (AGM)

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is one of the primary ways in which member organisations can participate in the democracy of Co‑operatives UK.

The AGM is a fantastic opportunity for you, our members, to ask the questions that matter to your co-op. It's an opportunity to help shape our future and to vote on resolutions. Our AGM in 2020 took place ONLINE ONLY on 19 June (scroll down to watch a recording of the meeting) .The formal notice for the AGM, featuring the agenda and all resolutions, is available to read and download here. You will also find useful information, including our annual report, in the sidebar on this page.  

Holding your own AGM online? We've got some handy advice to help ensure it's a successful meeting.

Watch a recording of the 2020 AGM

Coronavirus is increasingly impacting on how Co-operatives UK members can effectively govern their businesses. We have produced governance advice in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic - particularly around the planning and staging of annual general meetings (AGMs). Get the advice here

Voting at the AGM

Co-operatives UK welcomes anyone to attend and observe the Annual General Meeting. To vote at the 2020 AGM an organisation must have been a member of Co-operatives UK on 1 May 2020 and its representative had to be present at the meeting (online) and have registered in advance. Each member is entitled to appoint any individual as its representative at the AGM.

Minutes and Annual Report

Our 2019 Annual Report available to read and download. This important document details our work for and alongside our members in 2019, as well as our financial statements. You can also see the minutes from last year's AGM

2020 AGM resolutions - results

  • The resolution results will appear here shortly.