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 at Accommodation Furniture Solutions Ltd (AFS Ltd), Swansea. AFS Ltd is a worker co-operative that was formed with support from the Wales Co-operative Centre following the closure of the Remploy factories in 2012.

The report makes extensive recommendations on:

  • Education approaches and delivery
  • Business support and development
  • Financial support for co-operative development and employee owned businesses
  • Land and Assets
  • Procurement
  • Leadership and networking
  • Delivery mechanisms

Download a copy of the Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission Wales Report 2014

Have your say!

What are your views?

The Welsh Government has commissioned a consultation process following the report’s publication. There will be three consultation events across Wales, facilitated by the Wales Co-operative Centre, which are free to attend. Places for the events can be booked here.

Who should attend?

  • Existing co-operatives, mutuals, social enterprises and employee owned businesses
  • Co-operative support and development organisations
  • Education establishments – higher and further education
  • Key government and public sector agencies
  • Representative business organisations and professional bodies
  • Financial institutions and funders
  • Third sector agencies

If you cannot attend the events, a questionnaire will be made available.

You can also engage with the Commission via:

Twitter – @coopmutualwales

The Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission LinkedIn group

E-mail:  co-opandmutualscommission@wales.gsi.gov.uk

And by post:

Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission

c/o Welsh Government

Ground Floor, North Wing
QED Centre
Main Avenue
Trefforest Estate
Pontypridd
CF37 5YR

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