Tag Archives: Co-operative
Power to the people – cooperative business leaders hear from ethical traders in the utilities sector
“Despite what you hear, the co-operative movement is alive and well, and doing exciting things in areas you would not imagine.” That was the message from Co-operatives West Midlands chairman Nick Matthews at the organisation’s annual networking lunch in the … Continue reading
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
Patients groups in Oxfordshire join forces to create new consumer champion – to delight of Prime Minister
Patients’ groups in Oxfordshire have joined forces in a bid to create a new consumer champion for the county – a move that has received a ringing endorsement from Prime Minister David Cameron. Representatives of 14 voluntary and community sector organisations … 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.
A wide range of West Midlands professionals gathered in Birmingham on Friday (March 23) to network, do business, and find out more about the co-operative enterprise model. The meeting was held at the lavish banqueting suite of Birmingham Council House, … Continue reading
Young people facing an uncertain future in a challenging job market are being given the opportunity to become owners and shareholders in a new skin care business. JooMo is the first 100 percent truly natural face wash – considered the … Continue reading
WHAT would a village or town that fully embraced community ownership look like? That was the question posed to Peter Couchman, chief executive of the Plunkett Foundation, which recently helped the UK’s most famous community-owned shop off the ground.