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Alex Bird is an experienced co-operative business adviser/consultant @coopalex3

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Our Eventbrite Booking Form for the upcoming Education event on April 8th contained an error. If you’ve followed the link and tried to book and found it to be marked as “sold out” and were unable to register, please return as … Continue reading

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NEWS RELEASE; A New Approach in Education

A complete overhaul of the “Learning Experience” – from primary level through to adult education – is being demanded by David Smith, a Community Activist and former college lecturer from Newport. Mr Smith, who is Secretary of Co-operatives and Mutuals … Continue reading

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Co-operative Education in Wales 19/11/2016

Our event on Co-operative Education in Wales held on Saturday November 19th 2016 was a great success, and a short video of the event is below:- CMW Co-op Education round table snapshots.compressed from Callum Johnston on Vimeo.

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Co-operative Education in Wales – Shaping Future Strategy – 08/04/2017

A Co-operative education system for a co-operative Wales? Saturday 8th April, 2017, Cartrefi Cymru Cardiff HQ, Curran Road, Cardiff (entrance in Trade Street) 10.00am – 4.00pm – £10.00 plus booking fee This community of enquiry should go some way towards … Continue reading

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Relighting the Fire? Co-operative Education in Wales – 19/11/2016

    Callum Johnston reports on a round table event organised by Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales “To train and educate the rising generation will at all times be the first object of society, to which every other will be subordinate” … Continue reading

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Only a few places left for our Education Roundtable Event

There’s still time to secure a place at our Co-operative Education roundtable discussion on Saturday 19th November 2016 (10:30 – 3:30) at Cartrefi Cymru, Cardiff The programme comprises a mix of keynote interventions from 4 speakers, and facilitated group discussions. … Continue reading

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New book by Ed Mayo

        “What matters to us? One way of answering that question is through the lens of values, which have a powerful influence on our attitudes and behaviours. Drawing on a range of case studies worldwide…..this short guide … Continue reading

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Plunkett Foundation Events

The Plunkett Foundation are running three open day events taking place across rural Wales hosted by established community co-operatives. The events showcase the benefits community run enterprises can bring to rural communities. These events are for anyone worried about the … Continue reading

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Co-op Census

Co-operatives UK are in the process of creating a National Co-operative Development Strategy. The intention, is to work with co-ops to create a simple strategy that can help us, as a sector, decide where we focus our energies over the coming … Continue reading

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Co-operative Group results published today

The Co-operative Group Annual Results 2015 are published today. To view the RNS/Press Release click on the following link: http://www.co-operative.coop/corporate/press/press-releases/headline-news/results-2015/ To view the Annual Report & Accounts click on the following link: http://www.co-operative.coop/annual-results-2015

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Co-ops struggle for recognition in Australia

The Australian April 1, 2016 12:00AM http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/coops-struggle-for-recognition/news-story/ea01a5d5d3f4880a5c1b20891bbbe03f Co-operative and mutual enterprises still remain influential in some sectors of the Australian economy, and yet the federal corporations law, and legal and accounting professions, often fail to recognise their existence. The Corporations … Continue reading

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Robert Owen Museum is recruiting volunteers

The Robert Owen Museum is a small, independent museum in Newtown, celebrating the life, ideas and legacy of Robert Owen. His ideas led to the formation of the Co-operative movement and he was an instigator of free education for workers’ children. He … Continue reading

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Events for your diary

The next meeting of the Cross Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals will be at the National Assembly:- Tuesday 17th November 2015 @ 12.15 Media Briefing Room Senedd Building (Waterfront entrance) Cardiff CF99 1NA Launch of Wales Co-operative Centre and Co-operatives UK research: … Continue reading

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New Secretariat at Welsh Assembly Cross Party Group

The Welsh Assembly Cross-Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals Secretariat for the Group has now changed. Ceri-Anne Fidler at the Wales Co-operative Centre is taking over from autumn 2015. She can be reached on ceri.anne-fidler@walescooperative.org or Tel: 0300 111 5050 The Group is sponsored by Co-operatives … Continue reading

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Free .coop domain names

  The International Co­-operative Alliance has developed a global co-­operative identity that ALL co­-operatives can align with and which differentiates us from other forms of business. The .coop domain and Co-­operative Marque are symbols of the global co­-operative movement and our collective … Continue reading

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Next Cross Party Group Meeting

An invitation to the next meeting of the Welsh Assembly Cross Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals Thursday March 19th 2015, 12.15pm Media Briefing Room Senedd Building (Waterfront entrance) Cardiff CF99 1NA PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED AGENDA Welcome and opening … Continue reading

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Cross Party Group

The Welsh Assembly’s Cross Party Group on Co-ops and Mutuals met on February 28th to discuss Community Supported Agriculture and Allotments. They were addressed by Cardiff Councillor Gareth Holden, Nikki Giles from FlintShare CSA and Gerald Miles from Pembrokeshire CSA Read … Continue reading

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Co-operative Press seek new Board Member

      Board member recruitment The Co-operative Press, which publishes Co-operative News, is seeking to recruit a board member.  Co-operative News is the fortnightly magazine and website that publishes news, analysis and opinion from the UK and global sector. … Continue reading

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Co-operative Housing in Loftus Garden Village

Charter Housing, which is part of the Seren Group, is working with the Welsh Government and local people to develop an innovative housing co-operative as part of the eagerly anticipated Loftus Garden Village in Newport – www.loftusgardenvillage.co.uk. Development of the … Continue reading

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Social Co-ops Report from Co-ops UK launched

At a well attended meeting of the Welsh Assembly Cross Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals  yesterday (July 1st), the Co-operatives UK Research Report was launched by Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-ops UK, and the report’s author, Pat Conaty. … Continue reading

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