Building better co-operative businesses

The Hive is a support programme for co-ops delivered by Co‑operatives UK in partnership with The Co‑operative Bank. It's for any group wanting to start a co‑operative or existing co‑ops looking to strengthen or grow. Support ranges from a unique mix of online resources, direct advice, mentoring and training.

Find out about fantastic advice and training opportunities available for groups at different stages of setting up or developing their co-operative or social business: from peer mentoring, group advice and one-to-one advice to co-operative skills training sessions. Contact us if you have any questions.

Or scroll down to access resources and downloads available for new groups starting a co-operative or community enterprise, through to established co-ops looking to grow.

By... Co-operatives UK In partnership with... The co-operative bank

Apply for advice and training

Apply now for fantastic advice and training opportunities from The Hive. From group advice, skills and training, one-to-one and peer mentoring, there's something for people at every stage of setting up or developing their co-operative or social business.

Advice and training