A workers’ co-operative with a range of skills including coppicing and other woodland management practices, tree planting, teaching, carpentry, and dry stone walling.
A research project exploring the potential of community shares and bonds as a way to attract extra investment. Includes case studies, factsheets and resources, news, and contacts.
Co-operative & Community Finance
Manages a range of loan funds to support organisations owned and democratically controlled by their members, who are usually either employees, customers or members of a community.
Co-operative Banking Group
A group of businesses, part of The Co-operative Group, offering a full range of personal, business, and corporate banking, investment services, insurance products; includes details of the groups and its services, with a corporate profile and information about their ethical investment policies.
The Co-operative College
A non-traditional college dedicated to promoting co-operative values and principles within co-operatives, communities, and society; includes a profile and history, information about learning and initiatives, and contacts.
Co-operative Development Scotland
Supports the development of co-operative and employee-owned enterprises across Scotland; provides a guide to their services, resources, news and events, and contacts.
The oldest co-operative newspaper in the world covers the UK and international cooperative movement; includes features, news, and contacts.
Co-operative Personal Management Association
Works to promote and protect the interests of its member co-operative acting agencies located throughout the UK. Founded in 2002 and backed by Equity, the CPMA seeks to raise the profile of co-operative acting agencies with employers and actors and to represent the interests of co-ops with external bodies.
Provides a number of videos about the activities of the co-operative movement in the UK and internationally, and its origins.
The Cooperative: The Hive
Set up by The Cooperative as a one-stop shop for free advice, training and access to finance for new and existing cooperatives.
A membership organisation dedicated to promoting and enabling a thriving co-operative sector in the East of England.
Promotes co-operation across Greater London by bringing together people from all parts of the co-operative movement.
Co-operatives Research Unit
Open University research unit based in Milton Keynes. Provides information on consultancy services, events and current projects.
Co-operatives South West
Community Benefit Society, working to promote the common interests of co-operative and mutual organisations of all kinds in the region, as a distinct sector.
The national trade body for cooperatives; campaigns for co-operation and works to promote, develop and unite co-operative enterprises. Includes a directory of members, information about membership and benefits, and a library of resources about the cooperative movement.
Helps organisations who wish to become co-owned by their employees and/or members as a result of a business succession scenario.
The Coppice Co-op Ltd
A co-operative of coppice workers based in the North Lancashire/South Cumbrian region of Britain, working towards sustainable woodland management.
National Association of Co-operative Officials (NACO)
A professional association affiliated to the TUC, representing management and professionals in the co-operative movement. Provides details of management, benefits, and constituent associations, with news and contacts.
The Phone Co-op
A consumer cooperative offering phone, broadband and mobile services; includes a guide to their services and packages and contacts.
The Plunkett Foundation
Promotes and supports co-operatives and social enterprises in rural communities in the UK and internationally; includes resources, news, and information about their activities and programmes. Also provides a listing of community-owned shops.
A network of radical co-ops committed to working for positive social change. Provides a profile, details of membership and principles, services, resources, publications, and contacts.
A workers co-operative practicing traditional woodland management in the South West of England.
SAOS (Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd)
Formed to strengthen Scotland’s farming, food and drink, and related rural industries through the development of co-operatives and joint ventures. Describes their programmes and activities, with a regionalised member directory.
Scottish Borders Produce Ltd
A co-operative of some 35 farmers in the Scottish Borders and adjoining counties of East Lothian and North Northumberland.
UK Society for Cooperative Studies
Voluntary organisation which promotes knowledge of and study into the cooperative movement. Includes research database, journal abstracts and details of the annual conference.
UK Society for Co-operative Studies
on-profit distributing, member-based organisation. Their charitable objects are to advance the education of the public concerning all aspects of the Co-operative movement, and Co-operative forms of structure.