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.
- Learn about Co-operatives UK membership. and Co-operative Futures
What attendees will gain
You will have the opportunity to meet other co-ops based in Oxford.Get inspired by their co-op stories and share experiences and skills that make the co-op movement so unique.
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
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 stadium events background. For all the big budgets and international profiles she managed, she missed the big values in business. Now 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.