Co-operatives East Midlands Membership

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Membership of Co-operatives East Midlands is open to all organisations who share our values, commitments & principles of co-operation across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.

Members pay a subscription to support the operational activity of Co-operatives East Midlands on a scale reflected on organisation turnover (Micro enterprise – subscription is free for the first year, voluntary thereafter).

Benefits of Membership

The following benefits are gained by members who participate in CEM’s activities:

  • Being a part of a united voice representing the co-operative movement within the East Midlands at a strategic level including, for example, with Co-operatives UK, national and local government, Local Economic Partnerships and the retail co-operatives
  • Contributing to an organisation that promotes the co-operative movement as a whole within the East Midlands, and in particular its members, and their co-operative values and principles
  • The receipt and sharing of regular and timely co-operative related news locally, nationally and internationally
  • The gaining of advice, information, education and training at events/at networking meetings/through e-alerts/newsletters and through information available on the website through a members only section
  • The opportunity to share CEM marketing and promotional materials and assist with the development of the co-operative movement within the area
  • Opportunities to network with other co-operative enterprises
  • Peer support within the membership, for example, an experienced co-operative becomes a mentor to a new start or inexperienced co-operative, and the sharing of information/tools/resources between members
  • An opportunity to promote your co-operative enterprise – to showcase on the CEM website, through CEM social media, at CEM external events, through member partnership working and trading amongst members
  • Social interaction – social networking opportunities throughout the year
  • An opportunity to become active and to influence co-operative promotion within CEM including the opportunity to join the committee and attend the Annual
  • General Meeting and other CEM or external meetings
  • An opportunity in the future for joint purchasing/discounts on e.g. joint promotional materials/insurance packages/telephone services/utilities/ and other services as appropriate. We are open to suggestions

To receive these benefits and more, please email our Secretary Jenny de Villiers at and we will send over our CEM member application form.


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Jenny de Villiers

Co-op East Midlands Secretary


07773 705552

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Co-operatives East Midlands is "an unincorporated association".

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