Monday 28 June 2010

Co-ops and Brighton

Good to see that my local Co-op in Charlbury is advertising " Co-operative Fortnight" of which they are a founding member!!
Ed Mayo had also just emailed to tell me about this new venture, now underway, which is the UK's first ever Co-operatives Fortnight. It is the first time that the co-operative sector has ever come together to run a national campaign to promote co-operation as a contribution to business, society and the environment. There are one hundred events up and down the country over the coming fortnight.

Ed joined Co-operatives UK, six months ago. They are launching a series of reports on co-operation itself. The first, is on neighbourliness,and also reports on food and football to come, a major document on the UK’s co-operative economy, research on perceptions of fairness in the UK .

Given all the political interest from both Labour and the Tories (shades of my friend Mr Blond here!). These may be worth a look !
Info here

And should you wish to attend a Co-operatives Fortnight event , the list’s here:

We are having our annual Director's Group Away Day in Brighton. A lot to talk through; our strategy for the coming two years, how we grow our newly established social enterprise, protecting members in times of trouble and promoting the CEO voice.

And a pleasant Sunday evening on the beach enjoying the glorious sun ...... and then dinner at the superb Hotel du Vin where a trip to their wine cellars completed the evening.

Photos courtesy of Dr Peter Kyle. James Bond it is not!!!

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