The Co-operative of the Year Awards 2020

The UK’s most inspirational co-ops, chosen by you From large commercial businesses to expanding enterprises and innovative start-ups, there are thousands of thriving co‑operatives across the UK. Co-operatives UK is inviting you, the people who are running, using and supporting co‑operatives up and down the country, to decide which organisations and individuals will be honoured inContinue reading “The Co-operative of the Year Awards 2020”

Advice during ongoing Brexit uncertainty

Whether or not the government’s Brexit bill goes through or we face a general election – there is no doubt that its an uncertain time for British business.  Our  Secretary General, Ed Mayo outlines three steps for any co-op to act on during this stormy period for the economy. 

Sign-up with Care to Co-operate, and get the latest news on co-operatives they support, their events, workshops and more!

Care to Co-operate support people and organisations to work co-operatively, to design and run their own care and support services. As well as bespoke support to co-operatives across Wales, Care to Co-operate are often at local and notable events holding workshops and talks. They even hosted their own sell-out roadshow earlier this year, and runContinue reading “Sign-up with Care to Co-operate, and get the latest news on co-operatives they support, their events, workshops and more!”

Advice during ongoing Brexit uncertainty

Whether or not the government’s Brexit bill goes through or we face a general election – there is no doubt that its an uncertain time for British business.  Our  Secretary General, Ed Mayo outlines three steps for any co-op to act on during this stormy period for the economy. 

Welsh public sector contract social enterprises

Leading anchor institutions in Wales have committed to a ‘Preston model’-style procurement policy which will increase their spend with social businesses, including co-ops. Transport for Wales, the Development Bank of Wales, Public Health Wales and NHS Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) have also pledged to embed social value across their major contracts.

Student Co-op Homes launches groundbreaking share offer

Co‑operatives UK member Student Co‑op Homes has today launched an exciting community share offer that aims to build a vibrant co‑op housing market in the UK – and cultivate the next generation of co‑operators.  “We’re issuing a community share offer to raise capital to buy property to lease to student housing co-ops at affordable rates. We need investors to help us grow the student co‑op housingContinue reading “Student Co-op Homes launches groundbreaking share offer”

Sign-up with Care to Co-operate, and get the latest news on co-operatives they support, their events, workshops and more!

Care to Co-operate support people and organisations to work co-operatively, to design and run their own care and support services. As well as bespoke support to co-operatives across Wales, Care to Co-operate are often at local and notable events holding workshops and talks. They even hosted their own sell-out roadshow earlier this year, and runContinue reading “Sign-up with Care to Co-operate, and get the latest news on co-operatives they support, their events, workshops and more!”

Equal Care Co-op exceed share offer target – and there’s still time to invest!

Equal Care Co-op (ECCOO), a care and support co-operative based in England, have exceeded their share offer target by raising £396’110 (at time of writing) – and there is still time to invest and get on-board! The original target of £300’000 was met a short while a go, but ECCOO are accepting further investment untilContinue reading “Equal Care Co-op exceed share offer target – and there’s still time to invest!”

Social Business Wales Awards and Conference 2019

Inspirational talks, expert masterclasses and a celebration of business growth are in store for this year’s event The Social Business Wales Conference is specifically intended to provide inspiration, ideas and practical skills to social businesses in Wales which will help them enter new markets, develop new products or services, collaborate with each other, or adoptContinue reading “Social Business Wales Awards and Conference 2019”