Midcounties is the largest independent co-operative society in the UK, operating a range of businesses in Food, Travel, Pharmacy, Funeral, Childcare and Energy

Lush Cosmetics is a manufacturer and seller of handmade cosmetics and is the UK’s first multinational high street retailer to achieve the Fair Tax Mark.


SSE is the UK’s broadest-based energy company and the first FTSE100 business to achieve the Fair Tax Mark.

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Over 50 companies nationwide have already been awarded the Fair Tax Mark – showing their customers and staff that they believe in paying the right amount, at the right time, in the right place. Shouldn’t you be part of the growing number of businesses with the Fair Tax Mark?

The Phone Co-op is an independent consumer co-operative based in Manchester, Chipping Norton and London. It is the only telecoms provider in the UK that is owned and run by its customers and the first to achieve the Fair Tax Mark.

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East of England is a local and independent Co-operative that does business differently to help communities thrive.

Radstock is an independent, member owned co-operative retailer operating a number of community stores and a superstore located in and around Somerset.

Crunchers South London is the first accountancy practice to gain the Fair Tax Mark, leading the sector on fair tax practices.

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Scotmid Co-operative operates 350 retail outlets across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England. Businesses include Scotmid Food, Semichem, Funeral Directors, Post Offices and a property division.

The network for Britain’s thousands of co-operative businesses, Co-operatives UK works to promote, develop and unite member-owned business worth more than £37 billion to the British economy.

Helpful Technology help their clients apply straightforward digital tools and techniques to their work, so they grow in confidence and become more effective.

Winder Power is the leading manufacturer, servicing and maintenance of electrical power transformers and distribution transformers in the UK.

Marshalls is a complete external landscaping, interior design, paving and flooring products business – from planning and engineering, to guidance and delivery.

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The Co-operative Group is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, with interests across food, funerals, insurance, electrical and legal services. Owned by millions of UK consumers, The Co-op operates some 3,750 outlets, has more than 70,000 employees and an annual turnover of c.£10 billion.

Unlimited Potential is a social enterprise based in Salford that specialises in social innovation for happiness and health and works to help people lead healthier, more fulfilled lives.

Ecology Building Society offers sustainable mortgages for properties and projects that respect the environment, funded through a range of simple, transparent savings accounts. They believe in affordable housing and sustainable communities, with mutual values mean that put members’ needs first.

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The Co-operative Party works with Labour to promote co-operative policies, including tax transparency, in Westminster and devolved and local government across the UK.

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Over 50 companies nationwide have already been awarded the Fair Tax Mark – showing their customers and staff that they believe in paying the right amount, at the right time, in the right place. Shouldn’t you be part of the growing number of businesses with the Fair Tax Mark?

Unicorn Grocery is Manchester’s foremost co-operative grocer, selling wholesome and affordable products. It is also the winner of the Soil Association’s Independent Retailer of 2016.

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Richer Sounds is an award-winning high street retailer of home entertainment systems, with 53 stores across the UK and a successful online retail business too.

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The 8th Day is one of Manchester’s longest-running co-operatives, providing quality food and goods since the 1970s. Their business now comprises a well-loved shop, cafe and events programme.

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PIRC is a globally recognised organisation supporting investors to understand good corporate governance.

Gloo Communications

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Gloo Communications is a B2B marketing agency that specialises in finding creative but practical solutions to all kinds of marketing problems.

Up the Ethics

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Up the Ethics works with businesses that want to take ‘corporate responsibility’ to the next level. It has an unsurpassed track-record in identifying emerging social & environmental issues and bringing them into the mainstream.

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Fresh Eyes – People to People Travel is a visionary tour company bringing responsible travellers together with vibrant communities in Europe and Asia.

Ethical Consumer (ECRA)

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Ethical Consumer has been helping shoppers buy ethically since 1989. They produce the leading alternative consumer magazine and provide consultancy services to ethically and socially minded businesses.

Fair Tax Mark logo with Your name here? call to action

Over 50 companies nationwide have already been awarded the Fair Tax Mark – showing their customers and staff that they believe in paying the right amount, at the right time, in the right place. Shouldn’t you be part of the growing number of businesses with the Fair Tax Mark?

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Timpson Group are a leading retail service provider, and are engaged in shoe repairing, key cutting, photo/passport processing, engraving, watch repairing, dry cleaning, franchising and other services. They employ over 5,600 colleagues, and operate more than 2,000 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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Wild Things Drama runs drama schools in Saddleworth, Oldham and Manchester. They understand that everyone learns differently. All drama sessions are structured so that each individual is allowed to learn at their own pace and in their own way.


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The TUC brings together 5.6 million working people who belong to 49 member unions. They support trade unions to grow and thrive, and seek to stand up for everyone who works for a living.

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Convivio are a digital strategy team specialising in work for public services. They research and evaluate opportunities and environment to develop a clear digital strategy, for existing digital services or new ones to explore.

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esbs is one of the UK’s longest established building societies. It was founded over 160 years ago, and aims to provide simple to understand financial service products to meet members’ needs.

Ethical Screening Ltd began life in 1997 and was established as an independent company in 1998. It undertakes research and analysis into those non-financial aspects of corporate activity that concern the ethical investor, and enable them to invest according to their principles.

Since 1989, Ethical Investors has been one of the UK’s pioneers of ethical financial advice on ethical, socially responsible and environmental investment. It is committed to developing the ethical investment market and to ensuring that financial products such as ethical pensions, ethical ISAs and ethical investment funds meet the financial and ethical needs of their clients.

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Leeds Building Society is the fifth largest building society in the UK. It has been around since 1875, and now has nearly £20 billion worth of assets, and over 50 branches across the UK.

Founded in 2014, Yoti is a technology company providing a trusted identity platform. Its free digital identity app enables users to prove their age on nights out, check out faster with age restricted items at supermarkets and save time and money proving their identity to businesses.

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Pennon Group plc is the parent company of South West Water, Pennon Water Services and Viridor. The FTSE 250 company is one of the largest environmental infrastructure groups in the UK with assets of around £5.9 billion and a workforce of around 5,000 people.

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M&M Underwriting was established in 2008 to offer specialist & bespoke commercial liability insurance protection for UK-based manufacturers, research & development organisations and university spin-offs, typically those supplying advanced engineering solutions for the automotive, aviation, marine, defence or energy industries

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VME Retail Systems Ltd have been trading over 25 years, providing an epos system (IntelliStore) to convenience stores and supermarkets throughout the UK, including Fair Tax Mark companies East of England Co-op, Midcounties Coop and Scotmid.

Affinity Water are the largest water-only supplier in the UK. They provide on average 900 million litres of water each day to a population of more than 3.6 million people across the south of England.

Munnelly Group PLC is the parent company to five construction and infrastructure support services brands – Munnelly Support Services, Bishopsgate, City Calling, Guardior Security and MacRail Systems – and is active across the UK.

Energy4All works with 25 local community energy co-operatives and supports communities to develop innovative renewable energy projects across the UK.

United Utilities is the North West’s water company – keeping the taps flowing and the toilets flushing for 3 million homes and 200,000 businesses across the region.

Eurocell operate a nationwide network of more than 190 branches, supplying a complete range of PVC-U roofline, conservatory roof, window trim and door products, as well as all the fixings, sealants and tools required for every building plastics job.

Community Leisure UK is a members’ association that specialises in charitable trusts delivering public leisure and culture services across the UK.

Suma Wholefoods is one of the largest co-operatives of its kind in Europe. Founded in 1977, it delivers over 7,000 vegetarian, natural, responsibly-sourced products to businesses and communities across the UK and internationally.

Severn Trent was founded in 1974 as a regional, state-owned water authority based in the Midlands and responsible for water supply management, and waste water treatment and disposal.

Established in Portsmouth, Hampshire over 145 years ago, Southern Co-op is an independent, regional co-operative owned by its 140,000+ members. Operating across 11 counties in the south of England, its main business is food with a network of over 200 convenience stores.

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Capita, a consulting, digital services and software business that delivers solutions across education, financial services, health, retail and more, is the first major business in the consulting and services sector to achieve the Fair Tax Mark.

Yorkshire based Friendly Soap uses ancient methods to create no-waste, biodegradable and free-from soap products.

Timetastic, a rapidly growing digital business founded in 2014, provides online holiday and leave tracking for more than 8,500 businesses.

Carbon-neutral website hosting company Freethought Internet was the first company head-quartered in Lincolnshire to achieve the Fair Tax Mark. The company has a people and planet first approach that shapes every aspect of their business.

Electricity North West serves five million customers across diverse communities from the Lake District to Manchester city centre

Epworth Investment Management is an investment manager dedicated to serving the needs of Churches and Charities.

MJ Gleeson is a low-cost housebuilder in the Midlands, Yorkshire and North of England. They are FTSE-listed and also engage in strategic land promotion.