Grow your co-op

As a co-operative develops and grows, so must the way it is run and governed. Growth for a co-operative can mean any number of things: increasing the membership base; launching new products or activities; or taking the current activities up to the next level. In addition to an increase in profits and size, growth could also mean finding the resources to do new things, or changing the way a co-operative works.

These pages introduce governance and what good co-operative governance looks like; examine membership and what to consider in order to make your co-operative's membership work; and help you to understand what services Co-operatives UK can provide to help you grow your co-operative.