Rochdale Borough Social Enterprise and Co-operative Forum is a network of businesses with social purposes, people working on proposals for them, and supporters of the idea – in the recently declared ‘World Capital of Co-operatives’.
The Forum is an unincorporated co-operative consortium run by its members, relying on their voluntary efforts, but purchasing services, such as room hire and catering, from them, whenever possible.
We exist to promote business with a social purpose and aim to be the best local co-operative and social enterprise network around, working in partnership with other organisations, businesses, and public bodies, to make Rochdale a better place.
Our main events in 2011 were:
We have more than 30 members, trading in: catering, community arts and media, a community centre, community development, a development trust, education and training, homeworking, recycling, retailing, social care, a supporters trust, and youth work. Ten of our members are co-operatives, or planning to set up as one.
We are currently working on our ’12 for 2012’ ideas to promote social business and celebrate the International Year of Co-operatives.
For more information, contact the Secretary, Jan Hicks on 07927 415744 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.