About CBC

Co-operative Business Consultants is a co-operative consortium of individuals and organisations committed to social justice through solidarity co-ops. We operate in the UK and Ireland.

For over a decade we have built a solid reputation for our high quality services to co-ops, working with many start-ups as well as existing businesses.

CBC is active in finding new ways forward and promoting democracy and accountability within the co-operative movement. Since 2014 we have hosted five major conferences and submitted popular proposals to Co-op Congress UK.

We have a unique and principled track record for successful co-op responses to key social justice issues including fair trade, organic food and farming, fan-funded football stadiums, Palestinian solidarity olive oil, credit unions and co-op identity.

CBC directors currently include Jo Bird, Bob Cannell and Martin Meteyard. CBC Associates include Trademark Belfast, Footprint, Sharenergy and North West Housing Services.

Our clients include co-operative businesses, and programmes run by Co-operative Development Scotland, the Plunkett Foundation and others. We do not work for The Hive programme as it is funded by the “Co-operative” Bank.