Co-operative Development

Co-operative Development
and Economic Alternatives

There is growing acknowledgment of the role that can be played by worker and community-owned co-operative enterprises in creating decent employment, tackling economic inequality, promoting democratic values and building community trust and cohesion. This is particularly important in the case of Northern Ireland, where social deprivation co-exists with societal segregation and other destructive legacies of the conflict.

Worker and community-owned co-operatives are commonplace across Europe, and have formed a key pillar of successful community wealth-building projects in places like Cleveland and Preston. Since its foundation Trademark has been working to build up Ireland’s underdeveloped co-operative sector through education, lobbying, policy work and mentoring co-operative enterprises from concept to start-up and through to business development.
The Trademark team is on hand to advise anyone who has an idea for a co-operative business or to support existing enterprises in the areas of finance, governance, media and strategic development. We have a long record of assisting in the establishment and continued development of community- and worker-owned enterprises across Britain and Ireland, including the highly successful Belfast Cleaning Society.
We are also concerned with helping to build a local, regional, national and international ecosystem of co-operatives and co-operative practitioners. Trademark is a founding member of the Worker Cooperative Network, which brings together worker co-operatives on the island of Ireland to share good practice, and the development organisation Co-operative Alternatives.
Co-operative development is a core part of Trademark’s agenda to promote an economic model which is democratic, just, centred on people and place, and meets the urgent demands of climate action. We consistently challenge trade unions, community interests, political parties and government/statutory agencies to embrace new economic ideas within a broader project of structural and institutional transformation.

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Co-operative Development
and Economic Alternatives

There is growing acknowledgment of the role that can be played by worker and community-owned co-operative enterprises in creating decent employment, tackling economic inequality, promoting democratic values and building community trust and cohesion. This is particularly important in the case of Northern Ireland, where social deprivation co-exists with societal segregation and other destructive legacies of the conflict.

Worker and community-owned co-operatives are commonplace across Europe, and have formed a key pillar of successful community wealth-building projects in places like Cleveland and Preston. Since its foundation Trademark has been working to build up Ireland’s underdeveloped co-operative sector through education, lobbying, policy work and mentoring co-operative enterprises from concept to start-up and through to business development.
The Trademark team is on hand to advise anyone who has an idea for a co-operative business or to support existing enterprises in the areas of finance, governance, media and strategic development. We have a long record of assisting in the establishment and continued development of community- and worker-owned enterprises across Britain and Ireland, including the highly successful Belfast Cleaning Society.
We are also concerned with helping to build a local, regional, national and international ecosystem of co-operatives and co-operative practitioners. Trademark is a founding member of the Worker Cooperative Network, which brings together worker co-operatives on the island of Ireland to share good practice, and the development organisation Co-operative Alternatives.
Co-operative development is a core part of Trademark’s agenda to promote an economic model which is democratic, just, centred on people and place, and meets the urgent demands of climate action. We consistently challenge trade unions, community interests, political parties and government/statutory agencies to embrace new economic ideas within a broader project of structural and institutional transformation.

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Development and Economic Alternatives

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