Co-operative conversions and buyouts

In this section we examine the different ways in which a non-co-operative business could become co-operative. At present, we focus on employee buyouts and community buyouts.

This section looks at:

  • Employee Buyouts are the process by which ownership of a business is transferred to its employees.  
  • Community buyouts happen where key amenities, assets and services are taken into the ownership of the local community, or a community of interest.
  • We will also be introducing a section on charity conversions - where charitable organisations convert into democratically-owned organisations - in the future.