Reimagine Sunderland as a Cooperative City

Organiser: North East BIC

Reimagine Sunderland

How working cooperatively can benefit your business

This free workshop explores the opportunities that adopting the cooperative principles and ethos can help to create a more engaged, dynamic workforce and a more connected business community to help Sunderland thrive.

Delivered by the North East BIC, the workshop will introduce you to the work of cooperation and hear from one of the city’s most successful cooperative enterprises, Sunderland Home Care Associates who introduced an innovative employee-ownership model to address the challenges of the care sector in 1993 and continues to grow from strength to strength.

Using design thinking approaches, this workshop puts you in the driving seat – you’ve heard how cooperation can benefit the city – so how do we make it happen? What are the opportunities? The challenges? How can it benefit you as a business leader, social entrepreneur, charity manager, public sector officer or resident of our great city?


13:00 Registration/Refreshments

13:10 Introduction to the cooperative scene: Kevin Marquis, North East BIC

13:30 Shaun Jackson, Sunderland Homecare Associates Limited

13:45 Reimagining Sunderland as a Cooperative City Workshop: Dr Michelle Booth, North East BIC

14:30 Event closes


This workshop is open to Sunderland businesses and residents.

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