Through the Bright Ideas Fund, Co-operative Futures provided business development support to Flo’s throughout 2020.
Co-operative Futures assisted Flo’s in creating a new trading subsidiary, in order to allow them to grow and develop the provision provided by their Community Cafe and their new Refill Shop. The Refill Shop enables customers to bring their own containers to fill, thus avoiding single use plastics. The shop also stocks locally produced bread and eggs.
The Bright Ideas support also enabled Co-operative Futures to carry out a full audit of Flo’s Policies and Procedures to ensure it was fully comprehensive and up to date, enabling them to easily manage an annual review process into the future.
This support was all provided remotely, due to the lockdown restrictions imposed throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Co-operative Futures looks forward to being able to visit the shop and cafe in person to sample some of the delicious fresh local produce!