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.

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.

Bytemark Hosting, one of the 50 Fastest Growing Tech Companies in the North, is the first cloud hosting and internet company to achieve the Fair Tax Mark.

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The Staffline Group is a national organisation specialising in logistics, e-retail, manufacturing, driving, food processing and white collar recruitment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Crunchers Edinburgh is a Scottish accountancy practice specialising in small businesses, aiming to add real value to its client companies.

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.

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.

Achilles Accountancy

Achilles Accountancy provides accountancy services for businesses in the UK.

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

Dulas is an award-winning renewable energy installer and consultancy. They are also the first Welsh business to gain the Fair Tax Mark.

Paper Tiger offers great design led products, including creative cards, stylish stationery, gifts, toys, books and wrap. They have two Edinburgh stores and trade globally online.

Gloo Communications

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

Combat Pest Control fights pests and stops the spread of disease. Run by ex-servicemen, they are also committed to running their business in a way that’s good for the community, country and the wider world.

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.

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

Ethical Consumer Research Association 

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.

AMT Coffee

AMT Coffee has 53 coffee bars across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, with a presence in railway stations, airports and NHS hospitals. They have a history of taking the lead on ethics, and was the first UK coffee brand to move to 100% Fairtrade coffee.

Newark Osteopaths

Newark Osteopathic Clinic has been helping the population of Newark and Nottinghamshire since 1991, and is now the biggest osteopathic clinic in Nottinghamshire.

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.

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.