The CEO of a company that refunds its customers if it makes too much money addressed around 100 like-minded business owners in Birmingham last week. Ben Reid, chief executive of The Midcounties Co-operative, was the keynote speaker at a networking … Continue reading
Co-operative enterprises raised a glass to sustainable food production at a seminar in Birmingham. Cider pressed at a co-operatively-run orchard in Worcester was the toast of the seminar, where ethical coffee production was also celebrated. And the seminar heard how … Continue reading
Ethical businesses will be providing food for thought at a seminar in Birmingham next month. Members of three co-operatives involved in the production and selling of food and drink will be talking on the topic of food sourcing.
Peanut farmer Rosemary Kadzitche of the Mchinji Area Smallholder Farmers’ Association The real difference that a Fairtrade economy makes to the world’s poorest people was expressed by some of the beneficiaries of the movement at a conference in London this … Continue reading
WHAT are believed to be the UK’s first community-owned solar power plants to be sited at hospitals will be built in Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon, it was announced this week. And local people will be able to play a part in … Continue reading
THE SECOND largest community-owned solar power plant in the UK is to be built in Gloucester, it was revealed this week. A bank of 190 solar panels will be installed on the roof of City Works, home of Gloucestershire Resource … Continue reading
Co-operatives can lead the way in creating a green and sustainable society, a conference in Reading heard. With community-led action and the Big Society high on the agenda, new co-operatives are emerging to face the challenges of climate change and … Continue reading