Category Archives: Worker co-operatives

Next move: will worker co-operatives help the Co-operative Group to learn how to operate democratically?

After contacting the worker co-operatives to update the directory, Mary Holmes wrote: “In a world awash with lyrical mission statements about ‘excellence’, ‘service’ and ‘ethical dimensions’ worker co-ops actually have their values at the centre of the business not just … Continue reading

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Co-operative & Community Finance collaborates with other funds to develop community food and farming businesses

In March, at the Responsible Finance conference, Co-operative & Community Finance won the Citi Microentrepreneurship Award for Effective Partnership for its work with the Just Growth Fund, which supports businesses in community food and farming. Tim Coomer, CCF’s Business Development Manager referred to … Continue reading

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Shadow Chancellor: Co-operative Ways Forward conference

“Co-operatives should, I believe, play an essential part in the economy of the future”  Edited extracts, added information and links (full text here). John McDonnell pointed out that wealth is more concentrated now than it has been for a century … Continue reading

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Locally based, small-scale social care co-operatives

Last year the subject of social care and the way forward offered by the co-operative model was considered in this column: “The care system is in urgent need of reform. Private companies profiteer, whilst older people, (and all) who rely … Continue reading

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A new Welsh wind co-operative – June investment deadline

You are invited to invest in Awel and own shares in a new Welsh wind Co-op. You can subscribe to this share offer for as little as £50. Awel is a Community Benefit Society which will own and run two … Continue reading

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Architects Design Partnership employee ownership eclipses ‘Trumpton and Mayhem’ !

Architects Design Partnership (ADP), founded in 1965, now has a base in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and studios in Delhi, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Oxford and Sherborne. As the first step on the journey to becoming employee owned, LLP converted … Continue reading

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