Co-operatives SouthWest

Collage of regional scenes

Co-operatives in the South West of England

Please click here for details of our Annual Conference and AGM 2014 

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Across the region there are hundreds of co-operative and mutual businesses, ranging from those with a national presence such as large building societies and The Co-operative Group to small local enterprises, owned by workers, consumers or the wider community. They offer goods and services in arts and design, IT, sports and leisure, catering, housing and education, recycling and waste collection and many more areas. 

They are supported by organisations providing specialist business advice to existing co-operatives or those wishing to start up new co-operative and community enterprises. We have recently produced a comprehensive Directory of Co-operatives in South West UK which lists co-ops and mutuals in each county with their website/contact details, categorised by type of business. Please feel free to download the Directory and/or pass it on to others. 

Co-operatives South West works in partnership with the national organisation Co-operatives UK.  Click here to find out how to join us and learn about the benefits of membership. We produce monthly e-bulletins of News relating to co-operatives - let us know if you would like to be included on the distribution list for these bulletins and please get in touch if you'd like to include your own co-ops news!  

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