Exhibitors at the Co-operative Retail Conference

VME Coop

VME Coop is the largest supplier of technology to the independent consumer societies; from the tills right through to head office. Since 1997, we have helped 18 different UK coops solve their technology problems. Our FRTS Link software runs in 9 of the 13 independent coops, and 44% of the 1,400 stores run VME Coop software.

Societies use us because our solution includes everything needed to run a consumer coop, because it’s a proven system that is constantly keeping VME’s coop customers on the latest technology, and because they know the more coops using VME, the lower the price for all consumer coops.

VME Coop’s purpose is to see consumer coops grow market share; by helping the independent coop movement thrive, opening new stores, and hopefully even help new independent coops to be created. We do this by reducing their costs, and helping them be as efficient as possible, by using technology.

The Co-operative College

We are an educational charity dedicated to the promotion of co-operative ideas, values and principles within co-operatives, communities and society.

2019 is a landmark moment for us here at the College as we celebrate our centenary. The College was established in 1919, we’re proud of our strong heritage and very excited to be forging an incredible future. We’re building on the strong foundations of the past and creating a new, vibrant, innovative and relevant heart for co-operative education, learning and development.

visit www.co-op.ac.uk 

Co-operative Party

As the political party of the Co-operative Movement, we work to ensure a political voice for Co-operatives, and to make the case for co-operative ideas in our economy and wider society.

We believe in giving people a voice in the services they use and the companies they work for, and a fairer share of the wealth we create together.

Co-op Insurance

Co-op Insurance is part of Co-op Group, one of the world’s largest consumer co-ops, owned by millions of members. Alongside Co-op Insurance we have the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer, the UK’s number one funeral services provider and a developing legal services business.

As well as having clear financial and operational objectives, the Group is a recognised leader for its social goals and community-led programmes.

The Phone Co-op

The Phone Co-op is the only co-operative telecoms supplier in the UK.  A champion of fairness and experts in business, we provide trusted telecoms to businesses of any size, even in the most rural of areas.

Our calls are answered in 80 seconds or less from our office in Manchester and our teams are experts at finding the best telecoms solution for co-operatives and the third sector.

Contact us: 

T: 01608 434 084 E: [email protected] W: www.thephone.coop

TPT Retirement Solutions

TPT Retirement Solutions is an award-winning specialist provider of DB pension scheme solutions with 70 years' experience, £10 billion of assets under management and over 300,000 members. TPT has no shareholders and manages 43 employer schemes – each ring-fenced. 

By consolidating with TPT’s DB Complete, schemes could cut their DB pension scheme running costs and save time by combining expert support and scheme services in one solution.

For further information visit www.tpt.org.uk or talk to Jonathan Jackaman on 07885 366439.