Contact package

Get the support you need

Specialist advice for co-operatives is often hard to come by and expensive. Our Contact package enables your co-operative to access the best support, from some of the UK’s leading advisers, at an excellent price point.

From governance to HR and from membership to finance, our Contact package - priced at just £200 per year - has been developed to service your needs. It offers phone, email and face-to-face access to our expert advisers - including advice through DWF LLP (formerly known as the 'Legal Surgery').

As a centre of excellence for co-operative governance, we are here to provide the answers that matter to you. Information will be provided in the most appropriate manner, covering anything from AGM protocol to the election of directors and from employment contracts to tax implications for member dividends.

Developed to ensure that our members only pay for the services they receive, the Contact package is a £200 add-on to membership and runs from January 1 until December 31. You will be able to get in touch with our team of advisers on 10 separate occasions over the year. The Contact package is like having insurance, giving you the peace of mind that when you need support you can access it quickly and at no extra cost.

Whenever a Contact Package enquiry requires a more in-depth response or additional body of work - such as a review of a society's governing document or a governance/HR audit - our advisers will discuss next steps. We provide a range of paid-for services separate to the Contact package which can be viewed in detail here. Co-operatives UK members receive a 20% discount on these services. Please read our Fair Usage Policy which details the levels of advice members can access via the Contact Package.      

"Co-operatives UK workers go out of their way to help, be supportive and are friendly and approachable. The advice given has been invaluable." Deborah Shannon, Link Psychology Cooperative Ltd

For more information about our Contact package and how it will benefit your business, contact the Co‑operatives UK membership team on 0161 2141786 or email membership@uk.coop

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