Hello! We're a not-for-profit worker co-operative registered in the UK as a company limited by guarantee, company no. 09603539.

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We’re proud to be a not-for-profit worker co-operative based on Teal principles

What is a worker co-operative?


Worker co-operatives are ****organisations owned and run by the people who work in them, who have an equal say in what the business does, and an equitable share in the wealth created from the products and services they provide. All worker co-ops follow seven internationally agreed principles:

  1. Voluntary and open membership: Co-operative membership is open to all workers able and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.
  2. Democratic member control: Co-operatives are democratic organisations controlled by their members, setting policies and making decisions.
  3. Member economic participation: Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital and finances of their co-operative. Members decide how to use any surpluses (profits).
  4. Autonomy and independence: Co-operatives are independent organisations controlled by their members. If they raise capital from external sources, they maintain their co-operative autonomy.
  5. Education, training and information: Co-operatives provide education and training for their members and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives. They inform the general public about the nature and benefits of co-operation.
  6. Co-operation among co-operatives: Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the co-operative movement by working together through local, regional, national and international structures.
  7. Concern for community: Co-operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities, through working according to policies approved by their members.

Read the Worker Co-operative Code by Co-ops UK

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