Development Co-operative Limited [Development Co-op] is a consortium of co-operative development bodies, individual co-operative development workers and supporters of the co-operative development movement. It was incorporated in 2014 and has developed into a growing presence on the co-operative economic development landscape in the UK. Our members are diverse and based in many different parts of the UK – for a full list select ‘Members’ above.
Co-operative development is carried out by individual professionals, co-operative development bodies (CDBs) and volunteers (‘barefoot’ co-op development). It is new (emerging in the 1970s) though with much older roots. It has much in common with business consultancy, community development and team facilitiation, but it has a distinct approach rooted in mutual aid and solidarity. You can find out more by selecting ‘What is Co-operative Development’ from the menu.
Development Co-op aims to work alongside Wales Co-operative Centre and Co-operative Development Scotland to provide an England-wide co-operative development service, helping to make Great Britain a place for co-operatives to flourish.
We are run by a board of directors elected each year at the AGM. You can see who our current board are by clicking on ‘Directors’, and we are always keen to hear from members that would like to find out more about standing for election to the board (or, between general meetings, being co-opted to the board).
You can download the Governing Document of Development Co-operative Limited (The Rules) here, as well as our main policy documents:
You can download our recent financial accounts below (2020-21 accounts will be available shortly), and for projections of our future turnover, see the business plan under ‘share offer’ above.