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So now you know what a co-op is, you can learn more by accessing our handy library of links and free resources.

Guide to co-ops

Read our handy guide, which explains in simple terms what a co‑op is (and why they're so great).

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Video - What is a co-op?

So what exactly is a co-op?  Watch our short animation and share with your friends!

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Co-operative values and principles posters

Co-ops across the world are based on shared values and principles. These colourful posters are a great reminder.

Proud to be a Co-op poster
Download the Proud to be a Co-op poster (PDF)
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A Co-operative World poster
Download A Co-operative World poster (PDF)
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Proud to be a Co-op poster
Proud to be a Co-op (JPG - low res)
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A Co-operative World poster
A Co-operative World (JPG - low res)
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Co-op welcome pack

So it's your first day at a co-op and there's so much to learn.  But what even is a co-op?

 

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More Than a Shop podcast transcripts

Content by More than a Shop

Presented by BBC broadcaster Elizabeth Alker, More Than a Shop welcomes guests with something new and radical to say about the big issues of our day and doing business the right way.

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More Than a Shop podcast episode 2 transcript
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More Than a Shop podcast episode 3 transcript
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More Than a Shop podcast episode 4 transcript
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More Than a Shop podcast episode 5 transcript
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More Than a Shop episode 6 transcript
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Webinar – What Is A Co-op?

Content by Co-op Connections

Co-ops are found in all sectors of the economy – from high street retailers to community-owned pubs and from fan-owned football clubs to farmer-controlled businesses.

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Other co-operative organisations

Co-op News

Co-op News publishes news, stories and features on co-ops in the UK and around the world.

Co-operative College

Co-operative College provides co-operative education and training.

The Co-op Party

Co-operative Party is the UK political party of the co-operative movement.

The Co-operative Heritage Trust 

Co-operative Heritage Trust: provides information on co-op history, heritage and the Rochdale Pioneers Museum (where modern co-operation began).

International Co-operative Alliance

ICA is the international body representing co-ops worldwide.

Co-operatives Europe

Cooperatives Europe is the voice for co-operatives in Europe.

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