Giving every member a say in how things are run, co-operatives are a kinder and more inclusive way of doing business, with a focus on giving back. Unlike a PLC, co-operatives exist to create value for their members, customers and the wider community. Decisions are taken democratically. Profits and rewards shared. Progressive and innovative, yet rooted in history, co-operatives stand for equality, opportunity and shared success.
“We know that people love and trust co-operatives. But we know that people are yet to discover the tremendous range of co-operative products, shops and services available to them. This year’s Co-operative Fortnight focuses on helping people find co-operatives they’ll love – whether that’s sparkling wines or energy providers, online or instore.”
Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK