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

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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Co-op Housing in the Vale of Glamorgan

Wales Co-operative Centre are assisting a co-op housing group in the Vale of Glamorgan. They are looking for creative co-operators who would be interested in purchasing 2 bed houses at c. £215,000 in Wenvoe, as part of a co-operative with … Continue reading

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Next meeting of the Assembly Cross Party Group

An invitation to the next meeting of the Welsh Assembly Cross Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals Tuesday July 1st 2014, 6.00pm Media Briefing Room Senedd Building (Waterfront entrance) Cardiff CF99 1NA ~~~~~ Launch of Co-operatives UK research report:- Social … Continue reading

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Co-ops UK Training

Co-operatives UK are running the following training courses:- Bristol: Venue: Hamilton House, Bristol, is your nearest venue Tues 3/6/14 – Being a good co-op member – Book now here Thurs 10/7/14 – Effective meetings & decision making – Book now here Tues 9/9/14 – Strategic planning and … Continue reading

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Co-operative Congress 2014

A conversation and call to action You can’t help but notice there has been dramatic change within the co-operative movement over the past year.And with big opportunities and challenges ahead, we must now come together to have real, open and … Continue reading

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Welsh Co-operatives & Mutuals Commission

Are you interested in the future of co-operatives and mutuals in Wales, and the role they play in the Welsh economy and our communities? Maybe you work for a co-operative or mutual, or provide support to such businesses in Wales. … Continue reading

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The Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission – have your say

The Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission has published its report, which makes recommendations on growing and developing the co-operative and mutual economy in Wales, in order to create jobs and wealth. The ‘Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission Wales Report 2014’was launched … Continue reading

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Welsh Government Cross-Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals

An invitation to the next meeting of the Welsh Assembly Cross Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals The Commision on Co-operatives & Mutuals Wednesday March 12th 2014, 12.30 to 13.30 Media Briefing Room Senedd Building (Waterfront entrance) Cardiff CF99 1NA … Continue reading

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CAP Support for Agricultural Co-ops

Making the position of farmers stronger in the food chain is one focus of the 2013 CAP reform. This European Commission video clip features a project in Andalusia that has merged six regional co-operatives and more than 800 growers to … Continue reading

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Mid Wales Social Co-op

A Social Co-ops Development Forum for Wales has been established to bring together all those working to develop co-operatives in the field of social care. This is particularly important at this time as the Social Services & Wellbeing Bill has … Continue reading

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Have Your Say

A message from Euan Sutherland, Chief Executive of The Co-operative We’d like your help in shaping the future of The Co-operative. Even before the challenges of last year, I’d identified the need for change in order to make The Co-operative as … Continue reading

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Wales Commission on Co-operatives and Mutuals launched

Wales needs to embrace co-operatives for bright economic future, says report to Welsh Government Wales needs to embrace the co-operative and mutual business model to achieve a real improvement in social and economic wellbeing, according to a report published today … Continue reading

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Robert Owen International Airport

An online Assembly petition has been launched with the aim of persuading the Welsh Government to rename its newly acquired (Cardiff Wales) Airport as the Robert Owen International Airport. The petition, started by Justin Lilley  of Positive Money, is available … Continue reading

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New worker co-op in Swansea

Seven ex-Remploy employees have joined together to form a worker co-operative on the site of Remploy’s former factory in the Fforestfach area of Swansea. Accommodation Furniture Solutions (AFS) will initially provide work for the seven staff who have all invested … Continue reading

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Ethical Investment Week

As part of National Ethical Investment Week, Shared Interest are organising an event called Finance: What’s Faith Got To Do With It?’ in partnership with the Church in Wales, Fair Trade Wales, Cardiff Business School, ECCR and CCLA. It will … Continue reading

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