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Co-op Connections: Ideas Generator


Start date / time
Wednesday 27 April 2022, 3:30pm
End date / time
Wednesday 27 April 2022, 4:30pm
FREE for members of Co-operatives UK and £10 + VAT for non-members
More information
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Organised by
Co-operatives UK
Event type
Co-op Connections – Ideas generator

Join Co-operatives UK for a 15 minute talk with one of our members followed by networking on Wednesday 27 April from 3.30pm-4.30pm. 

About the event

The Ideas Generator is a 15-minute talk based on ideas, co-op practices or resources that are worth spreading to ALL.

Hear about some of the hidden innovations that make up the incredible array of co-ops across the UK.

Idea Generator talks are all about the strength of the idea and not the speaker. If you have something up your co-op sleeve, speak to the membership team here at Co-operatives UK.  Together we will generate a pool of alternative business ideas for all to share.


  • This event is online for one hour
  • A short presentation will be delivered followed by discussion and feedback

How much does it cost?

  • 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, hear new ideas and share insight on the co-op sector.

Who should attend?

Anyone working in a co-op that would like to hear or share new ideas.

About the speakers

Zahida Palma, Co-Founder, We-Guild

Spanish-born Zahida Palma has spent more than 20 years as a full-time professional dancer. Cutting her teeth at the Teatro de Madrid, she brought her dancing to London in 2014. Today Zahida uses dance as a way of working with women who may have experienced domestic abuse. She is also co-founder of the online co-operative, We-Guild. The site provides people with a way to 'chip in for each other' and share money when its needed most.

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 (though has always sought bigger values). A 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 co-op profile.

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