The fact that membership levels are now at record levels is something we all should rightly be proud of. Almost a quarter of the UK's population are now members of a co-operative. This also means the number of co-op members continues to outstrip the number of shareholders in the UK.
We want your help to spread the word about co-ops and the #CoopEconomy on social media. We have some suggested tweets and Facebook messaging (though we would love to hear all personal views on why being part of a co-op is so special). We have also got a selection of images to accompany your posts - and don't forget to share our short video.
Suggested tweets (don't forget to add a picture):
7,000 co-ops. 17.5m members. £34bn turnover. We’re part of the UK’s dynamic #CoopEconomy http://www.uk.coop/economy2016
Membership of #coops at record levels! Proud to be part of the #CoopEconomy: http://www.uk.coop/economy2016
We are record breakers! The #CoopEconomy is out. Read it here: http://www.uk.coop/economy2016
Facebook messaging (remember to add a picture or two):
We are proud to be part of the co-op economy - a sector worth some £34.1 billion! And almost a quarter of the UK's population are members of a co-operative - THAT'S A RECORD. Read the 2016 report, published by @Co-operatives UK here: http://www.uk.coop/economy2016.