In 2011, we committed to an alternative approach to economic development by supporting co-operatives.

We are working with a number of experts such as Co-operative UK, Co-operative NW, The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and other specialists as part of our Fairness Agenda.  We aim to promote co-operatives through three main activities:

  • Preston Co-operative Development Network Limited
  • Simply Buyout
  • The Community Wealth Building Initiative

For more information on the Preston Co-operative Development Network, please contact Julian Yves Manley, Chair of PresCo:

For information about our Fairness Agenda and case studies see Fairness Agenda.