My co-op support work draws on over 25 years of experience working in co-ops, community groups and campaigns. I have helped set up and run workers’ co-ops (The BookCellar, The Hundredth Monkey, Single Step Wholefoods, Seeds for Change), three food co-ops and two co-operatively run resource centres.
I specialise in designing and delivering high quality interactive training and action learning sessions to diverse audiences, including training in consensus decision-making, flat management structures, meeting facilitation, marketing, media, fundraising, understanding finance and accounts, strategic planning and legal structures.
I am especially interested in supporting co-operatives and community groups aiming for a flat management structure and working towards local sustainability including woodland initiatives, coppicing and woodland crafts, organic food growing, wholefood shops and food co-ops, small scale renewable energy.
I’m a founder member of Seeds for Change, a training collective renowned for developing consensus-decision-making and effective communication processes for small to large scale groups. I have co-authored a collection of publications including How to set up a Workers’ Co-op; A Consensus Handbook: co-operative decision-making for activists, co-ops and communities; Financial Literacy for Co-operatives; and many more.
I also hold Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance.
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