We are owned and controlled by our members. Find out how to get involved in our governance.
A network for the UK's thousands of co-ops
- More than 700 co-ops are in direct membership of Co-operatives UK. We exist to serve the needs of our members, who all have a say in how we are run.
- Members can access specialist governance and HR advice; training and networking events. They benefit from government lobbying, and can access support from our externally funded co-op development programmes.
- We also represent and provide benefits to a further 4,000 organisations - including credit unions, housing co-ops, market traders and community shops - through our federal members.
- Become a member of Co-operatives UK.
- Vote for the Board of Directors. All members have a say in who is elected to the board.
- Stand for election to the Board of Directors. Board members are elected on a three-year rolling cycle.
- Attend our AGM. Our members have a chance to share views, vote on formal resolutions and hear reports from Co-operatives UK’s Board and Management Team.
- Submit formal resolutions to be considered at our AGM.
- Participate in a member group and help shape areas of strategic priority including finance, governance and worker co-operatives.
Who is on our board?
Democracy is the lifeblood of co‑operatives and we want as many of our members as possible to get involved in the election process, either standing as candidates, nominating candidates or voting for…
Co-operatives UK's board is made up of representatives from our members.
Co-operatives UK is the voice for the UK's thousands of independent co-ops. We support co-ops to start up and thrive. Join us to access expert advice, events and training.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is one of the primary ways in which member organisations can participate in the democracy of Co‑operatives UK.
To ensure transparency and enable member scrutiny we publish summaries from our board's most recent discussions and decisions.