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The Hive

 

We are delighted to announce the launch of The Hive, a new business support programme to help the development and growth of the UK's dynamic co-operative and social enterprise sector. The Bank is investing £1.05million in this three year programme in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the UK trade association for co-operatives.

In the video below, Laura Carstensen, The Chair of the Bank's Values and Ethics Committee, talks about how The Co-operative Bank is proud of its roots in the co-operative movement. The Hive demonstrates our customer led Ethical Policy commitment to promote economic and social development through our support for charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and the co-operative movement.

 


 

What is The Hive?

The first programme of its kind, The Hive is a nationwide programme of support for anyone wishing to start or grow co-operatively run organisations – whether already running a co-op and wanting to strengthen it; at the early stages of starting-up their business; or considering converting an organisation to co-operative or community ownership.

From renewables to retail, sports to social care, if you're looking for business support, The Hive is for you.

 


 

To find out about The Hive, its mix of online resources, training and advice, and how it can help build better co-operative business, take a look.

 

Helping co-operatives and social enterprises

For more information about The Bank's range of products, services and work with the co-operative, charity and social enterprise sector visit our Community Banking Pages.