28th June: Co-operate Swindon!

Date(s) - 28/06/2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Swindon Mariott Hotel


28th June: Co-operate Swindon!

Join us for a morning of inspiration and information, celebrating Co-ops Fortnight


  • Inspiration: from community business success stories
  • Exploration: learn how community and co-operative business can help your area thrive
  • Support: £500 and free business support for organisations that become co-ops


  • Want to know how to start and run a successful community business?
  • Could your community enterprise or start-up idea be co-operative too?
  • Come and be inspired by the story of Komedia – Bath’s successful community-owned venue!


When and where?  Join us to celebrate Co-operatives Fortnight on the 28th June at the Swindon Marriott Hotel, Pipers Way, Swindon, SN3 1SH from 10.00am to 12.30pm with a buffet lunch provided.

Richard Daws, co-founder of Komedia comedy venues, will tell the story of the conversion of Komedia Bath into a successful community-owned social business, with lots of celebrity supporters.

Midcounties Co-operative is offering £500 to each of two social enterprises or any other business that decides to pursue the co-op model, following this event.  This is accompanied by up to two days of consultancy time for each organisation, courtesy of Co-operative Futures.

This event is hosted by Midcounties Co-operative and run by Co-operative Futures.  Co-operative Futures is a specialist business support organisation focused on co-ops, community owned businesses and social enterprises.

To book your place, or if you require further details please contact Midcounties’ Community Team via email at communityteam@midcounties.coop or by calling 01902 492235.  Simply confirm your attendance by providing your name, contact email address and any dietary requirements.

www.midcounties.coop     https://futures.coop     www.uk.coop/fortnight    www.komedia.co.uk/bath