Ownership Hub

The Ownership Hub will be launching early 2022!

The Ownership Hub is a joint project between Co-operatives UK and the Employee Ownership Association, supporting the #1MillionOwners campaign which aims to grow employee and worker ownership in the UK.  

South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority are delighted to become the first regional partner, encouraging and supporting employee and worker ownership in your region. We will be working with Co-operatives UK and the Employee Ownership Association to raise awareness, develop training, deliver advice and expertise to create resilient and inclusive businesses that give employees a stake and a say.

If you are involved with a business and are thinking about converting to employee or worker ownership, a new start-up thinking about setting up a co-op, or a professional adviser who wants to know more, please visit the Ownership Hub website or contact: john.forbes@uk.coop or colette.harvey@southyorkshire-ca.gov.uk.



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The 2022 UnFound Accelerator is now accepting applications

The UnFound Accelerator is a business support programme for co-founders at the early stage of setting up their platform co operative. Participants will be offered:

  • Guidance for setting the foundations of their platform business through Co operatives UK’s extensive network of experts
  • Support in turning their idea into a concrete business solution
  • The opportunity to share the journey with other platform co op founders
  • A chance to showcase their business idea at a pitch event towards which The Co operative Bank is providing a £10,000 prize fund

The deadline for applications is 6 March 2022, and the UnFound Accelerator will run from 27 April to 29 June 2022 with the pitch event planned for 13 July 2022.

Do you have a clear and compelling idea for a platform co op? Are you ready to transform your idea into a viable business? Then we’d love to hear from you!

Where to start?


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