This Co-operatives Fortnight we’re celebrating stories of co-operation from across the UK. From helping out neighbours or volunteering at local clubs to tackling major problems like climate change, co-operation is vital as we achieve much more when we work together. Today marks day seven of Co-operatives Fortnight which provides an opportunity to look at how […]

A huge ‘thank you’ to all the many members who joined in to share their thoughts about how we approach the array of ethical issues that we must consider as a responsible business. Your ideas are already informing the major review of our policies that is now underway. The knowledge and passion of our members […]

This morning’s terrible news from the Finsbury Park Mosque has added to the sense of unease and uncertainty that has already descended on the nation this summer. We’re still coming to terms with the terror attacks at the Manchester Arena and London Bridge; the numbers of missing, presumed dead, from the Grenfell fire has just […]

On Thursday, I travelled to the magnificent Senedd in sunny Cardiff, the National Assembly of Wales. The Co-op was invited, alongside the British Red Cross in Wales, to give evidence to the Assembly’s Committee on Health, Social Care and Sport. The Committee, made up of elected Assembly Members, are holding an inquiry into how Wales […]

Today is the start of Co-operatives Fortnight, where all co-ops in the UK will be celebrating everything co-operative. Our Co-op is part of a huge movement made up of thousands of independent co-operatives in the UK. We all share the core values and principles of co-operation, that’s what makes us all a better way of […]

The Co-op Foundation is all about helping disadvantaged communities work together to make great things happen. It is set up by the Co-op to complement its other work within communities across the UK, such as the campaign to tackle loneliness. To help do this, the Foundation hopes to encourage young people to get involved in […]

The votes are in. It wasn’t quite the foregone conclusion many, including myself, had predicted, but one candidate emerged (a bit grizzly) with the highest share of last week’s vote. Yes, the bear was duly elected by members. Almost 1,500 Co-op Members voted to decide which design idea will be worked up to grace the […]