This project will empower people to set up their own co-operative enterprise, with support and training provided by us!

Many people face significant difficulties in securing decent work and are often forced into poorly paid, insecure jobs with little prospect of progression. We believe that people have the drive and ability to succeed. Our Together Enterprise project focuses on removing the barriers so that they can.

What's involved?

Together Enterprise encourages participants to learn about co-operatives, co-operative ways of working and enterprise through interactive workshops and drop-in sessions. A key focus of the project is also on developing key co-operative skills including team working, self-confidence and group decision making.

The project consists of:

  • Support from mentors to develop your co-operative enterprise.
  • A co-operative launch party and crowdfunding event.
  • Ongoing support from us, mentors and the local community.

We asked local people in Rochdale what new businesses they'd like to see in the town. Take a look at the video below - do any of them capture your imagination?


Where can I find the Co-operative Enterprise Hub?

The project will be hosted at the Co-operative Enterprise Hub on Drake Street in partnership with Rochdale Council. Until recently, this building was home to the oldest family business in the town (Butterworths Jewellers, established 1903!).

We're giving it a new lease of life, encouraging local people to set up future businesses that will help the town flourish.

Who is supporting the Together Enterprise project?

The project is funded by the Co-operative Group.