What is a co-operative - leaflet


Type: Practical guides  |  Topic: About co-operatives  |  Format: Information sheet

What if you had more control over the things that matter to you – your workplace, your football club, your mobile phone provider? From the outside a co-operative might look like any other business. It is what happens inside that makes them different.

Co-ops are businesses that are owned and run by the people closest to them. Whether they are customers, employees, suppliers or local residents, the members of a co-operative have an equal say in what it does and decide how profits are shared.

This leaflet briefly outlines what make co-operatives do business better. If you are a member of Co-operatives UK and would like to order hard copies of this leaflet email [email protected].