Wales Co-operative Centre recruitment drive
Author: Derek Walker
Often you will hear teachers joke that teaching would be a great job if it weren’t for the pupils. Well it can be a bit like that within co-operatives. Our members challenge and question what we do, which doesn’t always make life easy. But it does lead to better results.
Co-operatives work to meet the common needs and aspirations of their members, whether they are employees, customers or the local community. We are not driven to maximise shareholder profit. Our member democracy ensures we remain true to our purpose.
Whoever said that Britain is no longer a nation of joiners was wrong. Nearly 13m people in the UK are members of a co-operative. Co-operatives work hard to nurture that membership because it is at the heart of what we are.
During Co-operative Fortnight the Wales Co-operative Centre is launching a fresh drive to recruit new members. With our 30th anniversary coming up next year we want to reach to more people who are interested in supporting our vision for Wales to be the international leader for co-operative thinking and action.
Join us at www.walescooperative.org
Derek Walker is the Chief Executive of Wales Co-operative Centre.