Friday, 16 September 2011

Creative Co-operatives

Co-operatives West Midlands is the representative body of co-operative enterprise in the region. Their ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others resonate well in today's society as a better way of doing business. As the West Midlands regional arm of Co-operatives UK they are proud to promote all aspects of co-operative enterprise in the area.

Richard Bickle, Secretary, UK Society for Co-operative Studies and Board Member, Co-operatives WM is running a day event at MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham on Wednesday September 28, 
from 12:30 pm - 4:30.

The session, including lunch and is called Creative Co-operatives and focusses on starting a Co-operative in the Creative Industries. This is an ideal event for freelance designers, graduates and even final year students with an interest in this topic.

Find out about Co-operatives and co-operative ways of working.
Meet potential collaborators. 
Talk to people who've been there and done it. 
Share ideas.
Discover the Electro-Swing Circus, Britain's newest creative 
co-operative, and meet the founders.
Learn from experienced co-operators from Wave Design and 
Co-operative Web
Get expert business development advice from Co-operative Futures.

Here is the generous offer... Richard has kindly agreed to offer Wolverhampton Visual Communication alumni not already in creative employment, free entry to the event. He is also offering current students free entry.
To book your ticket and reserve a place at this innovative event, visit:!/event.php?eid=141570912604803

This event has been organised by Co-operatives West Midlands with support from:
Co-operative Futures (,
The Co-operative Enterprise Hub (
There is also a larger nationwide initiative taking place to promote co-operative opportunities to freelancers, graduates, advisers and other professionals in the creative industries more information can be found at:

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