When it comes to inspiring members and employees to get involved, Nationwide is leading the way. In 2013, the mutual financial provider achieved Platinum status in the Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index. It has achieved a clutch of other accolades for its formidable track record in the wider community with a series of […]
Community leaders in Coventry have welcomed an initiative offering funerals customised for Asian families. The Heart of England Co-operative now plans over 100 funerals a year for the Sikh and Hindu population – and is ensuring its services are increasingly geared towards its communities. Its Co-operative Funeralcare branch in Foleshill has a team of specialist […]
Music mogul Paul Birch earned his place in music history in 1979, when he founded indie label Revolver Records, which has more than 3,500 albums in its back catalogue and notched up a series of famous signings, including Manchester legends the Stone Roses. Now, its co-operatively run sister company has a fast-growing range of Fairtrade coffee, […]
One of the most positive events in this year’s co-operative movement calendar was the launch in June of the Social Economy Alliance.
One million co-operative Christmas trees are waiting to be claimed in the farms and forests of rural Wales.
One of the UK’s most influential thinkers on food policy has issued a challenge to the Co-operative Group.
A groundbreaking policy of ‘local food for local people’ is paying off for the East Of England Co-operative.
Scotland’s largest independent society is looking forward to the future with exciting plans for expansion. Scotmid Co-operative currently employs nearly 5,000 staff in 350 retail and service outlets across Scotland, with branches in Northern Ireland and the north of England.
Chris Herries is looking forward to an unexpected new chapter in her life as a leading player in the Co-operative Movement — her election as the first female Chair of Co-operatives UK.
Co-operatives need capital if they are to grow in a world where their vision is needed more than ever. Since the global financial crisis, there is a widespread consensus that attitudes have changed and people are ready to consider business options that put human need above human greed.