We've partnered with Co-operative Energy and the Phone Co-op for Greenbelt 2017 to host a brand new venue and programme called The Exchange.  The Exchange will focus on Enterprise for the Common Good and will provide a space to meet and discuss common issues facing cooperatives, and social and community enterprises.

Cliff Mills, of Anthony Collins Solicitors, has written a guest blog for Greenbelt 2017, which explains more about our participation and answers the question: Is it possible for something other than the pursuit of private gain to be the force that powers business?  You can read the blog here

For further information

To find out more about our involvement in Greenbelt 2017, please contact  Cliff Mills.

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