Is a co-op right for you? - Edinburgh

We’re offering FREE 'Is a co-operative right for you?' one-day sessions, run by expert co-operative business advisers.

The sessions are for anyone interested in learning more about co-operatives, particularly enterprises and start-ups, as well as business advisers, researchers, community organisers and others who want to explore the co-operative option. Read on for information about the one day session.

This event takes place on 27 February 2017, Edinburgh.

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 determine whether the co-op 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 will attendees 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

In addition to the one-day workshop, attendees will be encouraged to visit The Hive – a business support website run Co-operatives UK in partnership with The Co-operative Bank for anyone looking to start or grow a co-operative business – and The Hive online community for new groups, new co-ops and existing co-ops to ask questions, share advice and discuss ideas.

Book your place

This event takes place on 27 February 2017, Edinburgh.

Event details
Date and time
Monday, 27 February 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Norton Park Conference Centre
57 Albion Rd
United Kingdom
More information
Contact Leoni Merrifield
Updated: 18/01/2017