Thank you to all the exhibitors who joined us at Practitioners Forum 2023.
Meet our exhibitors
The Co-operative Bank – event sponsor
The Co-operative Bank’s co-operative values and ethics have underpinned their approach to banking since they were established in 1872.
As a business with deep and historic roots in the co-operative movement, they have enshrined co-operative values into how they operate. Their unique customer-led Ethical Policy, which has been informed by the views of their customers for over 30 years, guides how the bank does business and what issues it will campaign on.
Since 2016, The Co-operative Bank has committed £2.5m of funding to help towards providing vital advice, tools and mentoring to new and growing co-operatives and community enterprises. An investment that has so far helped more than 1,000 groups and co-operatives to grow skills, create sustainable businesses and act on issues to deliver real positive change for the planet, people and in the community. Visit The Co-operative Bank website.
Helping co-operatives engage members and candidates and maximise turnout for over 20 years, Civica's end-to-end election service for ballots, elections, AGMs and proxy voting is unparalleled.
CESjoinIN, Civica's virtual and hybrid meeting solution, connects people to events with secure video, Q&A and voting through their browser, enabling active participation whether in person or online.
Co-op and Community Finance
Co-op & Community Finance (CCF) has been a dedicated lender to Co-ops and Community Business for over 50 years. Our vision is to see a thriving, diverse and sustainable UK co-operative economy with ready access to capital. Along with our partner the Co-op Loan Fund we enable co-ops to thrive by providing flexible and competitive loan finance.
Our finance is fair, supportive, and tailored to meet the needs of co-operative enterprises and community businesses that are democratically owned and controlled by their members. Our finance can be used for a range of purposes, be that: purchasing a property or equipment, refinancing existing debt or business growth and working capital. We support: Worker Co-ops, Employee-Owned Businesses, Community Businesses such as Shops and Pubs, Heritage Assets, Sports Clubs, Community Buildings, Housing Co-operatives, Food and Farming Co-ops, Renewable Energy schemes, Tech Co-ops, and many more.
As well as lending we offer a range of loan management and project management solutions to the co-operative and social investment market. We’re committed to building a co-operative future. Visit the Co-op and Community Finance website.
For over 100 years the Co-operative College has been helping people to become better co-operators. They offer a range of ready-made and bespoke values-based training options to help you and your organisation thrive.
Co-operative College's approach to training is always collaborative and interactive, and sessions are delivered by one of their experienced co-operative tutors, either in-person or online.
Co-op News is the leading international magazine and news website about and for the global co-operative movement. It connects, champions and challenges co-operatives, and provides expert commentary and analysis to co-ops, their members and the wider public.
Co-op News is published by Co-operative Press, a multi-stakeholder co-op owned by individuals and organisations around the world. Find out more at thenews.coop/join
We are the party of the co-operative movement, committed to building a society where power and wealth are shared.
Democratic public ownership of the services and utilities we all rely on. Tackling the housing crisis through co-operative housing. Fans having a say in their sports club. Credit unions as an alternative to rip-off payday lenders. Shops owned by their customers that give back to the community.
Working in partnership with Labour, the Co-operative Party is a voice for co-operative values and principles from local communities up to the places where decisions are taken and laws are made. Visit the Co-operative Party website.
Whether it’s a nomination process, election ballot, AGM or an awards nomination, Mi-Voice are trusted experts in secure multi-channel voting that’s tailored to your needs.
As a UK Government Approved Independent Scrutineer, our team of election experts and Returning Officers can ensure the efficient and smooth running of all your future governance needs.
We already support a wide range of organisations, including The Police Federation, The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Liberal Democrats, The Labour Party, and various NHS Trusts to name just a few clients we work with.
UK Engage is a leading end-to-end election services provider/member engagement specialist. Taking a tailored approach to elections, AMMs, and consultations, their experienced team delivers impartial and transparent services.
As the name would suggest, UK Engage knows about engagement, increasing interest in your governance processes, to enhance the experience of your members.
Visit the UK Engage stand to find out more or visit their website.
Your Co-op Mobile
Your Co-op Mobile provides the new Fairphone 5, the most ethical handset available. Made from recycled, Fairtrade and responsibly sourced materials that delivers powerful performance and long lasting fairness. All the great functionality you would expect from the co-operators handset of choice, with a 5 year warranty plus 8 years of software update.