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Business Cooperatives UK

Blackbark

A workers’ co-operative with a range of skills including coppicing and other woodland management practices, tree planting, teaching, carpentry, and dry stone walling.

Coastal Producer Organisation Limited

A co-op of the UK's Coastal fishermen.

Community Shares

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. https://www.facebook.com/CoopCommFinance coop_finance http://www.linkedin.com/pub/co-operative-community-finance/30/778/659

Co-operative Assistance Network Limited (CAN)

Provides training, consultancy, and development services for co-operatives, social enterprises and credit unions; describes their services and workshops, with contact details. https://www.facebook.com/CANLtd

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. https://www.facebook.com/scottishenterprise cdscotland http://www.linkedin.com/company/co-operative-development-scotland

Co-operative News

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.

Cooperative TV

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.

Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales

Regional co-operative council for Wales.

Co-operatives East

A membership organisation dedicated to promoting and enabling a thriving co-operative sector in the East of England.

Co-operatives London

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 East

An apex organisation for co-operatives based in the region.

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.

Co-operatives UK

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. https://www.facebook.com/CooperativesUK CooperativesUK http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1799608

Co-operatives West Midlands

The representative body of co-operative enterprise in the region.

Co-ownership Solutions

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.

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. https://www.facebook.com/plunkettfoundation PlunkettFoundat

Radical Routes

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.

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.

Shares.coop

A listing site for community share offers.

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.

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