Is a co-operative right for you? FREE workshops

The Hive, a programme for co‑ops delivered by Co‑operatives UK in partnership with The Co‑operative Bank, offers FREE 'Is a co‑operative right for you?' half-day workshops to understand more about co‑ops and how to set one up.

2019 workshops – book your FREE place

Date

Location

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6 March LONDON

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14 March MANCHESTER

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19 March LINCOLN

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4 April BRISTOL

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16 May LEEDS

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5 June BIRMINGHAM

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17 September OXFORD

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15 October NEWCASTLE

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5 November LONDON

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26 November MANCHESTER

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What will the day be about?

An interactive exploration of the history and application of the co‑operative enterprise model; the many different types there are and their distinctive features and advantages relative to other models. It will:

  • Outline the opportunities that a co‑operative business model offers community groups and businesses
  • Help groups already looking to start a business or organisation to determine whether the co‑operative option is right for them
  • Help groups identify what further work is needed to do before you are able to register as a co‑operative

What attendees will learn?

  • The wide range of different types of co‑operative and the sectors they operate in
  • The advantages and distinctive features of the co‑operative model
  • The factors that determine the most appropriate co‑operative model for a given enterprise
  • The support available to co‑operative start‑ups and conversions

Attendees should also utilise the information and resources on The Hive for starting a co‑op.


Hear from some of the groups and co-operatives who have already received expert advice and peer mentoring through The Hive. Read our case studies…

Updated: 14/01/2019