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Co-op Connections: Oxford


Start date / time
Tuesday 10 October 2023, 7:00pm
End date / time
Tuesday 10 October 2023, 8:30pm
Flo's Pavillion - The Place in the Park, Rymers Lane, Oxford OX4 3JZ
FREE for members of Co-operatives UK and all Oxford based organisations
More information
[email protected]
Organised by
Co-operatives UK
Event type
Oxford co-op connections

Join Co‑operatives UK Membership Team for this event on Tuesday 10 October from 7-8.30pm.

About the event

This event aims to connect both the co-op curious and co-ops based in Oxford and the surrounding areas. 

Come along to meet nearby co-ops and make local connections to co-operatively help each others businesses. Or just to get inspired by co-ops and the way they work.


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

How much does it cost?

  • This event is FREE for all members of Co-operatives UK and organisations in Oxford.

What attendees will gain

  • Learn about Co-operatives UK membership and Co-operative Futures
  • Meet other co-ops based in Oxford, get inspired by their co-op stories and share experiences
  • Hear from Richard Rowley who will introduce Oxford's Agile Collective and discuss the opportunities and inspiration offered by being a co-op 
  • Join in with an engaging workshop and group discussion

Who should attend?

Anyone working in a co-op based in Oxford or the surrounding areas. Anyone interested in meeting co-operatives and democratically run organisations.

Meet our team

Alice Hemming, Co-operative Development Worker at Co-operative Futures, Oxford

Alice provides business development support for co-operative and community businesses. She describes herself as a 'co-op geek' having worked in and with community-centred enterprises in Oxfordshire since 2015. She lives in a housing co-op.

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

Irena comes from a media, PR and large national events background. For all the big budgets and profiles she managed, she was looking for bigger principles and values in businesses which she found in the co-op sector. 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 co-op values to raise their profiles.