Good governance is critical to the success of a co-op enterprise. It supports the governing body to create and maintain a strong and sustainable business that meets the needs of its members and is robust enough to embrace change. Our Advice Team has supported co‑operatives with their governance, HR, finance and membership for more than 20 years. How can we help yours?
What is good governance?
Good governance is crucial to the effective operation of co-operatives regardless of size, legal form or business sector.
Our contact package provides access to the best support from leading advisers on co-op governance, finance, HR and membership.
Co-operative Corporate Governance Code
This code is a tool to help chart what good practice can look like. It focuses on best practice around democracy and quality of leadership that emerges through good governance.
Roles and performance
A co-op's members adopt various roles in order for the business to operate successfully. This page is a guide to their duties and responsibilities.
Operations and processes
We provide an overview of five key elements to the operations and processes of good governance - alongside some fantastic guides and templates.
Governance help and advice
From worker-owned co-ops to major high street retailers to community pubs, our advice team know the co-operative sector inside out. Our advice can often be a fraction of the price of commercial professional advisers. And because we are owned by our…
Need support with governance?
With decades of experience in co-operative governance, our advice team can help you