About us

Co-operative Wealth is a workers co-operative which means it is owned by the workers to create a fair co-operative advice business. We are members of Co-operative UK who are the national trade body for the co-operatives in all sectors.

The Values and Principles embraced by today's worldwide co-operative movement have evolved from the ideals of the early co-operators of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Our Co-operative Values

Co-operatives throughout the world share a set of values that give them their distinctive character and helps us offer a unique business alternative in the independent financial advice sector.

Our main values are set out below.

1. Self-help

In co-operatives, people help each other whilst helping themselves by working together for mutual benefit.

2. Equality

Each member will have equal rights and benefits (according to their contribution).

3. Solidarity

Members will support each other and other co-operatives.

4. Ethical Values

In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of:

- Honesty

- Openness

- Social responsibility

- Caring for others

Our Co-operative Principles

The co-operative principles are guidelines by which co-operatives put their values into practice, our principles are as follows:

1. Co-operation Among Co-operatives

Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the Co-operative Movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.

2.Concern for Community

Co-operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members. Our team are very proactive in this area from coaching junior football teams to working with air ambulance and all done on a weekly basis.

3. Voluntary and Open Membership

Co-operatives are able to use their services and willing to accept responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.

4. Autonomy and Independence

If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their co-operative autonomy.

5. Education, Training and Information

Co-operatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives. They inform the general public, particularly young people and opinion leaders about the nature and benefits of co-operation.

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