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Delivered by Co-operatives UK in partnership with The Co-operative Bank

About The Hive


The Hive is a support programme for UK start‑up and existing co‑op businesses, funded by The Co‑operative Bank. It offers free resources as well as a bespoke programme of support.

Who runs The Hive?

The Hive programme is delivered by Co-operatives UK, the trade body and network for Britain’s thousands of co-operatives.

The Hive is supported by The Co-operative Bank, the only UK high street bank with a customer-led Ethical Policy, and co-operative values enshrined in its articles of association. As part of its commitment to supporting co-operatives, The Hive provides resources to help grow new co-ops and community businesses to start-up, existing co-ops to grow, and non co-ops to convert.

What does The Hive offer?

Up to 12 days bespoke support, training and mentoring for groups looking to set-up a co‑operative, existing co‑operative with ambitions to grow or business looking to convert to co-operative or community ownership.

Contact us

  • If you have any questions, ideas or feedback, please feel free to contact us.
  • Register for email updates from The Hive to be the first to hear about support and training opportunities, and new resources.
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