Co-ops fortnight

 

c14 logo 2017 landscapeCo-operatives Fortnight is a chance to remind ourselves of the power of co-operation.

It’s a time to co-operate. And after a year of conflict, it's never been needed more. So this year people across the country will be sharing stories of how co-operating, working together, has made a difference.

Running from 17 June to 1 July 2017, it is organised by Co-operatives UK, sponsored generously by some of the UK’s most successful co-operatives and brought to life by co-ops across the UK.

Why? Because we know that co-operating makes a big difference and we think it’s time to remind the rest of the UK too.

Launched in 2010, Co-operatives Fortnight has gone from strength to strength. In 2015 we introduced a focused activity with co-ops across the country organising 'Big Co-op Cleans' that brought people together to tidy up local public spaces or clear out their cupboards for foodbanks. After its successful introduction, The Big Co-op Clean returned for a second year in 2016.

What if you had more control over the things that matter to you – your workplace, your housing, your local area?

From the outside a co-operative might look like any other business. It is what happens inside that makes them different.

They are businesses that are owned and run by the people who are most affected by them. Whether they are customers, employees, suppliers or local residents, the members of a co-operative have an equal say in what it does and decide how the profits are shared.

Whether it’s a football club like Barca or a large retailer, your local co-op pub or group of dairy farmers, co-operatives are successful businesses.

 

From high street retailers to community owned pubs, fan owned football clubs to farmer controlled businesses, co-operatives work across the economy. There are 7,000 co-operatives in the UK. They are owned by 17.5 million people right across the country and together they contribute £34 billion to the British economy.

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What if you had more control over the things that matter to you – your workplace, your housing, your local area?

From the outside a co-operative might look like any other business. It is what happens inside that makes them different.

They are businesses that are owned and run by the people who are most affected by them. Whether they are customers, employees, suppliers or local residents, the members of a co-operative have an equal say in what it does and decide how the profits are shared.

Whether it’s a football club like Barca or a large retailer, your local co-op pub or group of dairy farmers, co-operatives are successful businesses.

From high street retailers to community owned pubs, fan owned football clubs to farmer controlled businesses, co-operatives work across the economy. There are 7,000 co-operatives in the UK. They are owned by 17.5 million people right across the country and together they contribute £34 billion to the British economy.

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