The Co-operative Web, an IT company, now based in Longbridge Technology Park Birmingham, is a 28 person worker co-operative owned and run by the people who work there. It relocated from Walsall to the Innovation Centre because the location is ideal for the employees who all live fairly close by.
In 2006 four people from the IT department of Midcounties Co-operative decided to set up a company which would deliver great solutions while being fair to customers and workers.
Co-operative Web builds systems, web applications, mobile apps and content managed solutions in PHP, Java and NET technologies. Its focus is on development, working across all types of technology providing bespoke services by the hour, under retainers or for fixed price. It works from scratch, amending and supporting existing solutions (even those not designed by them) and offering a few products for sale.
It says its ‘passion’ is finding ways to apply technology to real world problems, how to manage the data on the future stars of a football club or combining details on all incidents of injury involving water in the UK, delivering mobile experiences to conference goers or booking transfers from an airport to the resort destination, it could be building the pixel perfect website from your design or supporting your internal legacy application. We’ve done all of this and much more, and we just want to get involved and help as much as we can.
Its web programming solutions are provided for a wide range of clients including multi-national banks, small social enterprises, start-up businesses, local authorities, charities, and large blue chip companies.