Co-operative Business Support

Building better co-operative businesses

The Hive is a support programme for co-operatives delivered by Community First through  Co‑operatives UK in partnership with The Co‑operative Bank.

If you are looking to set-up a co‑operative, or you're from an existing co‑operative with ambitions to grow, you could benefit from up to 12 days bespoke support, training and mentoring.

Co-operation lies at the heart of every rural community which is why it is the business model of choice for many community enterprises and businesses.

We can help with developing your Hive application for support, community consultation, market research, business planning, raising finance and registering your legal structure.

Here is a link to some case study films about community co-operatives we have already supported- Co-operative Videos

Contact us at 01684 312 747 or email nickc@comfirst.org.uk  from up to 12 days bespoke support, training and mentoring.