Guide: Our governance

Co-operative Development Forum

The Co-operative Development Forum acts as a focal point for co-operative development bodies and other organisations that are actively engaged in co-operative development that are members of Co-operatives UK.

The forum exists to:

  • provide an opportunity to share ideas, good practice and information
  • facilitate networking and build mutually beneficial relationships
  • provide an opportunity for member to understand the work of Co-operatives UK
  • assist and advise Co-operatives UK's team in recruiting and engaging members in the design and delivery of programmes and services

Membership and meetings

The forum meet a minimum of three times a year, membership is open to all co-op development bodies and other organisations that are actively engaged in co-operative development, that are members of Co-operatives UK.

Dr Mark Simmonds  (Co-operatives UK CDB Board representative) is the current Chair.  Co-operatives UK Development Unit act as the Secretariat. 

Current Members

There are currently 82 individual members representing 40 organisations:

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  • Adrian Ashton Training Advice and Consultancy, Adrian Ashton 
  • Baker Brown Associates, Jim Brown
  • ClimatePositive Limited, Andrew Shadrake
  • Consultancy.coop LLP, Alex Bird
  • Consultancy.coop LLP, Jane Ryall
  • Co-op Culture, Mark Simmonds
  • Co-op Culture, Nathan Brown
  • Cooperantics Limited Liability Partnership, Kate Whittle
  • Co-operative Alternative Development Society Limited, Tiziana O'Hara
  • Co-operative and Mutual Solutions Limited, Dave Nicholson
  • Co-operative and Mutual Solutions Limited, Dave Hollings
  • Co-operative and Mutual Solutions Limited, Gareth Nash
  • Co-operative Assistance Network Limited, Rosie Hadrill
  • Co-operative Assistance Network Limited, Brian Titley
  • Co-operative Assistance Network Limited, Austen Cordasco
  • Co-operative Assistance Network Limited, Chris Funnell
  • Co-operative Assistance Network Limited, John Merritt
  • Co-operative Business Consultants Limited, Bob Cannell
  • Co-operative Business Consultants Limited, Phil Frampton
  • Co-operative Business Consultants Limited, Jon Halle
  • Co-operative Business Consultants Limited, Karen Birch
  • Co-operative Business Consultants Limited, Martin Meteyard
  • Co-operative Business Consultants Limited, Cath Mulle
  • Co-operative Development Scotland Limited, Sarah Deas
  • Co-operative Development Scotland Limited, Gillian Kirton
  • Co-operative Development Scotland Limited, Jaye Martin
  • Co-operative Development Scotland Limited, Jim Maxwell
  • Co-operative Development Scotland Limited, Darah Zahran
  • Co-operative Futures Ltd, Jo White
  • Co-operative Futures Ltd, Chris Crookall-Fallon
  • Co-operative Futures Ltd, Kathy Hopkin
  • Co-operative Futures Ltd, Paul Barnes
  • Co-operative Solutions Limited, Jenny Smith
  • Co-ownership Solutions LLP, Andrew Harrison
  • Co-ownership Solutions LLP, Norman Watson
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency Limited, Mandy Bygrave
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency Limited, Kate Launchbury
  • Derbyshire Co-op Support Ltd, Andrew Woodcock
  • Derbyshire Co-op Support Ltd, Rhiannon Westphal
  • Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency Limited, Sergio Olivares
  • Hackney Co-operative Developments Community Interest Company, Edward Quigley
  • Humberside Co-operative Development Agency Limited, Jonathan Clarke
  • Individual, Gauthier Guerin
  • Individual, Martin Price
  • Industrial Common Ownership Finance Limited, Tim Coomer
  • LCCDA Management Co-operative Limited, Jane Avery
  • LCCDA Management Co-operative Limited, Dorothy Francis
  • LCCDA Management Co-operative Limited, Ian Wilson
  • Lincolnshire CDA Ltd, David Johnson
  • North East Business and Innovation Centre Limited, Kevin Marquis
  • North West Housing Services Limited, Kevin Wan
  • Principle Six LLP, Sion Whellens
  • Red Ochre Enterprises Limited, Uday Thakkar
  • Red Ochre Enterprises Limited, Robert Foster
  • Sharenergy Co-operative Ltd, Eithne George
  • Sharenergy Co-operative Ltd, Joe Bentley
  • Sheffield Co-operative Development Group Limited, Alan Dootson
  • Social Economy and Co-operative Development Cornwall Limited, Paul Martin
  • Social Economy and Co-operative Development Cornwall Limited, Bill Knight
  • Social Economy and Co-operative Development Cornwall Limited, Clayton Elliott
  • Social Enterprise and Co-operative Development Limited, William Knowles
  • Social Enterprise and Co-operative Development Limited, Howard Long
  • Social Enterprise and Co-operative Development Limited, Vivienne Lewis
  • Somerset Co-operative Services CIC, Alex Lawrie
  • Somerset Co-operative Services CIC, Caitlyn Reynolds
  • Southampton Area Co-operative Development Agency, Nina Lambert
  • Stir To Action Ltd, Jonny Gordon-Farleigh
  • Sustainable Enterprise Strategies Community Interest Company, Toni Clark
  • The Community Shares Company Ltd, Dave Boyle
  • The Guild Social Economy Services C.I.C., Sally Kelly
  • The Phone Co-op Limited, Vivian Woodell
  • Tower Hamlets Co-operative Development Agency, Hilary Taylor
  • Tower Hamlets Co-operative Development Agency, Gregory Cohn
  • Wales Co-operative Development & Training Centre Limited, Ebony Redhead
  • Wales Co-operative Development & Training Centre Limited, Derek Walker
  • Wales Co-operative Development & Training Centre Limited, Nick Wilson
  • Wales Co-operative Development & Training Centre Limited, Branwen Ellis
  • Wales Co-operative Development & Training Centre Limited, Glenn Bowen
  • Wales Co-operative Development & Training Centre Limited, Paul Ashman
  • Wales Co-operative Development & Training Centre Limited, Nicola Mehegan
  • Wales Co-operative Development & Training Centre Limited, Joelle Campbell

Get involved

Any CDB member can join the group and stand for election. If you are interested get in touch.

We have a vibrant Co-op Development Loomio forum that is open to non-CUK members. Get in touch if you wish to join us.

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