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Co-op Connections: Manchester


Start date / time
Wednesday 10 May 2023, 6:00pm
End date / time
Wednesday 10 May 2023, 7:30pm
Co-operatives UK, Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AS
FREE for members of Co-operatives UK and £10 + VAT for non-members
More information
[email protected]
Organised by
Co-operatives UK
Event type
Co-op Connections – Manchester

Join Co‑operatives UK Membership Team for this event on Wednesday 10 May from 6-7.30pm.

About the event

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

Come along to meet nearby co-ops and make local connections to co-operatively help each others businesses. 


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

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 based in Manchester.

Who should attend?

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

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.