Conference to debate the way forward for co-ops

I will be off on Friday to Manchester for the third of the Ways Forward co-operative conferences organised by Co-operative Business Consultants. I’ve been asked to chair the session on democracy in the Co-operative Group, which should make for a lively debate…

I’ll also be heading off to the workshop on co-operative housing, a topic which is increasingly engaging me because of an involvement I have locally in helping establish a community land trust.

The programme (and booking details for last-minute attendees) is at