Cooperatives West Midlands

Welcome to Cooperatives West Midlands, the representative body of cooperative enterprise in the region. We are a regional network for cooperatives and the people who work and volunteer for coops.  We do this through:

  • Being a safe space for cooperators to support each other
  • Putting on events
  • Providing education for cooperatives
  • Working with other regional and national cooperative networks.

We also have a programme to support people to set up cooperatives, and to support existing coops who are in need of help.

We are run by an elected management committee made up of active cooperators from around the West Midlands.

Thank you to our donors within the cooperative movement, we couldn’t exist without your ongoing support!

Jo White

Chair, Cooperatives West Midlands

 

 

Jo White

“Our purpose is to be a mutually supportive regional network for cooperators, and for cooperatives.”

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Making Coops Thrive

A co-operative development strategy for the West Midlands – help us make it happen


 

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 Find a Cooperative


You can buy all kinds of goods and services from cooperatives in the West Midlands.


 

Rupinder Singh

What is a Cooperative?

A cooperative is an autonomous association of people united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.


 

Jacqui and Margaret

Podcast


The Cooperative Stories podcast.  Modern-day cooperative pioneers share how they are building a democratic and equitable economy.