Working for common wealth
We're a group of like-minded Co-operative Development Bodies (CDBs), practitioners and supporters across England.
We’ve formed specifically to take on larger co-operative development services and advice projects.
Our ambition is to strengthen the CDB sector and bring specialist services to areas of the UK that do not already benefit from them.
Building Back Better: Our vision for Co-op development
Our network of co-operative development experts exists to help your society succeed. Together, our experience is unrivaled.
We treat every project with a unique approach and fresh thinking. We also develop new ideas that can be introduced in almost any town – our current focus is on co-operative development hubs.
How we can help you
• The largest geographical scope of any specialist Co-operative Development Body in the UK
• Co-operative development knowledge acquired over decades
• Offices and consultants in most English regions
• Advisers and consultants who have lived experience. Having run multiple successful co-operative businesses and social enterprises
How you can help us
To enable growth of Co-op development and to help build sustainable business practices across the UK, the Development Co-op is seeking investment.
Our share offer is currently open for investors. Our goal is to raise £150,000 of working capital to launch development projects in at least three UK towns or cities.
We believe Co-ops have the power to tackle the economic and social problems that the UK currently faces, especially in the wake of Covid-19. Development co-op has the ideas and the knowledge to bring the change and solutions needed. Co-op societies cab empower individuals to get back into work, through skills development and support and also to bring about social change.