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Co-op Connections: Covid‑19 – a year on


Start date / time
Wednesday 14 April 2021, 3:30pm
End date / time
Wednesday 14 April 2021, 4:30pm
FREE for members of Co-operatives UK and £10 + VAT for non-members
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Co-op Connections – Covid-19 a year on

Due to unforeseen circumstances this online event has been cancelled. Please sign up for Co-operatives UK newsletters to be kept up to date with similar future events. 

About the event

A co-operative 'check in' for members to find out how we're all doing a year after the initial covid-19 lockdown.

Join us to discuss the challenges co-ops have had to face and also some of the surprising outcomes of running a business behind closed doors. Hear case studies from other members that have found new ways of working and expand your network to benefit from the experiences.

As we go into the second year of the covid-19 impacts, you can also use this event as an opportunity to share your concerns for co-ops going forward.


  • This event will take place online for 1 hour.
  • Agenda TBC.

How much does it cost?

  • This event is FREE for members of Co-operatives UK.
  • £10 + VAT for non-members. Co-operatives UK members receive 30% off all paid events – plus LOTS more benefits. Learn about Co-operatives UK membership.

What attendees will gain

You will have the opportunity to meet other co-ops while hearing case studies and sharing thoughts relating to the impacts of covid-19. 

Who should attend?

Anyone working in a co-op.

About the facilitators

Gareth Wright, Member Relations Co-ordinator, Co-operatives UK

Gareth has been finding solutions to common business needs for almost 20 years. He’s worked with clients from a range of sectors in the UK and across Europe. Since joining Co-operatives UK in 2012, he’s been working directly with our members to ensure they have access to practical advice and guidance. He also delivers training and hosts local networking events. Gareth is never too far from co-ops, as he’s an active member of his local credit union, a co-op pub and a brewery. In his spare time, you’ll find him walking in the hills or riding one of his bikes.

Irena Pistun, Member Relations Co-ordinator, Co-operatives UK

Irena joined Co-operatives UK as member relations coordinator in May 2018. Coming from a media, PR and stadium events background she has handled big budgets and big stories but was seeking bigger values. 

A committed Christian and treasurer for her local church and community centre, Irena is passionate about diversifying the co-op sector and talking to members about using their values (and zero budgets) to raise their own profiles.

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