Co-ops and Credit Unions – Perfect Partners in Community Regeneration
This event was organised by Co-operatives & Mutuals Wales on 22-23rd Feb 2013, at the Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran
The event at the Parkway Hotel in Cwmbran was attended by 38 people, and chaired by the Chair of Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales, Alex Bird.
Following a pleasant dinner and conversation on the Friday evening, we started the Saturday with presentations by Cris Tomos, the Chief Executive of C4G in Cardigan and Mick Brown of Robert Owen Community Banking Partnership. Both spoke about the community regeneration projects they had developed using a partnership between the credit union or CDFI (or both) and a community co-operative financed by a Community Share Issue. See their presentations:-
Download their presentations and related papers:-
Co-op Member Engagement – Martin Price
The Tyranny of Structurelessness – Jo Freeman
Credit Union Rent Accounts – Teej Dew
The Entrepreneurs Cooperative – Keith Fletcher
Download the speakers biographies:-
Co-Forum 2013 – a unique chance for Credit Unions and Co-operatives in Wales to gather together in a comfortable setting to discuss their future plans.
Co-Forum 2013 – focussed on partnership, discussion and strategy development.
Co-Forum 2013 – modestly priced due to the generous support of our sponsors.
Co-Forum 2013 – a conversation not a lecture.
With thanks to our generous sponsors, the Co-operative Membership Cymru/
Wales, the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Co-operatives UK, without whom it wouldn’t have happened