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Co-op Connections: Wales


Start date / time
Wednesday 10 November 2021, 3:30pm
End date / time
Wednesday 10 November 2021, 4:30pm
More information
[email protected]
Organised by
Co-operatives UK
Event type
Co-op Connections – Wales

Join Co-operatives UK for this event on Wednesday 10 November from 3.30-4.30pm. Co-op Connections is a series of events that enables co-ops to connect, learn and discuss topical themes.

About the event

This event aims to unite and connect co-ops based in Wales..


  • This event will take place online for 1 hour.
  • Agenda TBC.

How much does it cost?

  • This event is FREE for members of Co-operatives UK and 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 Wales.

Who should attend?

Anyone working in a co-op based in Wales. 

About the facilitators

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.