Tailored support for agricultural co-operatives

Co-operatives UK members enjoy access to high value, tailored support for their agricultural business.

National voice

In post-Brexit Britain a unified and co-ordingated approach among farming co-operatives is of paramount importance. We are working with our farming members, leading organisations such as the NFU and Defra to ensure the intersts of farming co-operatives are met in a future outside the European Union. Read more here.

Specialist advice

Through the agricultural package you can access specialist advice covering governance, membership, HR and more, delivered by professionals who have been working with co-operative businesses every day. A selection of advice services can be found here. As an agricultural member, you can determine what your advice needs are with your account manager to ensure you gain maximum benefit. 

“After 33 years of operation we found that our rules and members’ agreement were in need of a complete overhaul to reflect the changes in legislation and the development of best practice in co-operative management. We were very pleased with the speed and thoroughness of Co-operatives UK’s work – also the willingness to draft special clauses which addressed our particular needs. A major task performed with the minimum of fuss.” Mark Wood, Tynegrain Ltd

Training

Members will enjoy access to our discounted training programmes for directors, executives and managers. These can cover a range of needs for co-operatives like yours delivered through a variety of events, with a selection shown here. Co-operatives UK can also deliver high value bespoke training courses for your board or executive team at competitive price points.

Resources

The Corporate Governance Code provides essential advice on governing farmer-controlled businesses.  Agricultural members will receive hardback copies of the Corporate Governance Code in addition to access to a range of best-practice guidance notes, factsheets and templates written for co-operatives by some of the UK's leading experts.


To discover more about how membership of Co-operatives UK can benefit your farmer-owned business email Agriculture Manager Richard Self on [email protected] or 0161 2141786.