About Co‑operatives UK

Co‑operatives UK is the network for Britain's thousands of co-operatives.

Our mission is to grow the Co-operative Economy and alongside our members we work to promote, develop and unite co-operatives across all sectors, from major high street retailers and large agricultural businesses to community owned pubs and credit unions.

Owned and run by our members, we connect businesses that give people more control over the things that matter to them.

Read our guide Together 2018 to discover what we achieved, alongside our members, in 2017. It also outlines our plans for 2018 with a strong emphasis on the involvement of our members.

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What we do together:

Promote co-operatives: Lead lobbying work and campaigns to promote co-operatives to decision-makers and the wider public, in order to create a level playing field for the start-up and growth of co-operative businesses.

Develop co-operatives: Deliver specialist governance, secretariat and legal advice services to help members run their co-operative businesses, from simple online factsheets and guidance through to tailored support and training.

Unite co-operatives: Organise high profile national events for co-operatives and facilitate networks and workshops to enable co-operatives to connect, learn and do business with one another.