Event Summary

  • Date 30/06/17
  • Time 21:00
  • Location Unity Works, Westgate, Wakefield WF1 1EP

About the event


Once again the Network is sponsoring the Co-operative of the Year Awards, Councillor Sharon Taylor, Chair of the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network and Leader of Stevenage Borough Council, said:

The Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network is delighted to sponsor the Co-operative of the Year Awards for the second time. The Network comprises 22 councils from across the country who are committed to finding better ways of working for, and with, local people for the benefit of their local community. The Co-operative of the Year Awards highlight what can be achieved when people work together to build a better world, and it is a privilege for the CCIN to sponsor these Awards showcasing the crème de la crème and diversity of the UK’s co-operative sector.

Co-operative of the Year Awards 2017










There are 10 co-ops to choose from across the three categories. You can see all the info and vote at www.uk.coop/coty.

The shortlisted co-operatives are:

Leading Co-op of the Year

  • Chelmsford Star Co-operative, an Essex-based customer owned retailer making a big local impact
  • Suma Wholefoods, one of the UK’s leading worker owned businesses and successful wholesalers
  • South Caernarfon Creameries, a co-op owned by 110 Welsh dairy producers innovating in a difficult industry

Growing Co-op of the Year

  • Daily Bread Co-operative, a worker owned wholefood retailer that has inspired and supported others
  • Dulas, a cutting edge renewable energy business owned and run by its employees
  • Outlandish, a web developers that has recently converted to a co-op and works to promote the model

Inspiring Co-op of the Year

  • Balsall Heath Housing Co-operative, a housing co-op in Birmingham working hard to engage its tenant members
  • Developer Society, a new co-op of web developers working for a social purpose
  • Naked Lunch Café, a new co-op café in Liverpool helping to lead regeneration in the area
  • New Leaf Co-op, Edinburgh’s worker owned wholefood store which is supporting co-ops across the city