NW Co-op Sector

The co-operative and mutual sector in the North West of England comprises a wide range of diverse businesses. It makes a substantial contribution to the region’s economy ensuring that jobs and services are owned and controlled by local people. There are over 350 businesses in the co-operative and mutual sector in the region, which collectively employ around 15,000 people and have a membership of more than 4.5 million.

Sector Turnover £ Total Employees No. of Organisations
 Agriculture      533,723,641    2,726    38
 Financial      222,067,000    5,068    85
 Housing        30,119,387       221    70
 Other        94,965,358    1,461  210
 Retail   1,301,097,565 10,898    13
 Total Region  2,181,972,951 20,374  416

These statistics are provided by Co-operatives UK from data collected during 2009.

The Co-operative Group has hundreds of stores in the North West – including Co-operative Food, Co-operative Pharmacy and Co-operative Bank. All Co-operative Group outlets can be found at www.co-operative.coop/find-us. Any co-op interested in working more closely with the Co-operative Group’s trading businesses may contact the Co-operative membership North West and North Midlands region on 0161 246 2230.