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Co-op Connections: London


Start date / time
Wednesday 11 October 2023, 7:00pm
End date / time
Wednesday 11 October 2023, 8:30pm
Bradbury Works, 3 Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN
More information
[email protected]
Organised by
Co-operatives UK
Event type
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Join Co‑operatives UK Membership Team and hosts Hackney Co-operative Developments for this event on Wednesday 11 October from 7-8.30pm.

About the event

This event aims to unite and connect co-ops based in London and the surrounding areas. 

Join us for an inspiring evening of connection, collaboration, and co-operation at Bradbury Works Hackney, supported by Hackney Co-operative Developments.

Speakers and attendees will include

This event aims to build upon the momentum generated by Hackney Co-ops and Hackney Council's recent event, held on International Co-operatives Day. The success of that event in promoting new and existing co-ops has paved the way for us to deepen our connections and collaborations across London.


This event will take place in-person for 1 .5 hours.

What attendees will gain

You will have the opportunity to meet other co-ops based in London.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow co-ops and expand your professional circle.
  • Collaborative Insights: Learn from the experiences and successes of other co-operatives.
  • Collective Growth: Discover innovative ways to co-operatively support and enhance your businesses.

Who should attend?

Anyone working in a co-op based in London or the surrounding areas. 

Join us to strengthen the co-operative movement and create a vibrant network of co-operatives in London.

Meet our team

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.