Swindon Co-op Fortnight Event
To celebrate Co-op Fortnight we are holding an event on the 28th June at Swindon Marriott Hotel, Pipers Way, Swindon, SN3 1SH, from 10.00am to 12.30pm with a buffet lunch provided.
28 Jun 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
If you are part of a community group or local organisation that would like to learn more about the benefits of co-operative working, and what to do if you would like to learn more about becoming a co-operative, including grant support opportunities to support co-operation exclusively for those attending this event, please book on to attend this local event.
Richard Daws, a previous co-owner of the award-winning Komedia comedy venues will be speaking at the event. In 2017 ‘Komedia Bath’ converted into a Community Benefit Society, successfully raising all the money needed through a community share offer. Richard will tell the story of Komedia, how it’s been essential to nurturing comedy talent over many years, and why he wanted to turn it into a community-owned co-operative venture.
Komedia Bath’s community share offer got strong support from lots of well-known comedians, which no doubt helped them to sell the shares. It remains a thriving independent arts venue, with lots of loyal customers, both members of the Society and non-members.
This event will also provide an opportunity to discuss ways to further promote co-operation in the Swindon area, and Co-op Futures will take you through interactive sessions on how to become a co-operative. To learn more about Co-op Futures please click here.
Exclusive to attendees to this event we are offering £500 to support the first 2 community groups that commit to becoming a co-operative after the event to support them in developing their co-operative model.
To book your place, or if you require further details please contact our Community Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01902 492235. Simply confirm your attendance by providing your name, community group name if applicable, contact email address and any dietary requirements.
Swindon Marriott Hotel, Pipers Way, Swindon, SN3 1SH