Ed Mayo

Secretary General of Co-operatives UK

Ed Mayo heads up Co-operatives UK, the national network for the UK's 7,000 co-ops.

Mutuality And Mutiny: What Pirates Tell Us About Brexit And Co-operation

With the future so uncertain for business and markets in the context of Brexit, the past is making a comeback. Not for nothing is Churchill cited time and again by leading politicians, searching for relevant reference points and not for nothing was Dunkirk the blockbuster film of the summer.
16/11/2017 12:02 GMT

Buy Twitter

How does Twitter bring in money in a way that doesn't push people out? This is the central question the social media platform faces when its shareholders meet next week. The answer could be that we buy Twitter as a co-op. Millions of us.
16/05/2017 17:15 BST

Doing It Ourselves, Together

From cuts to social care to business closures to the rising gig economy, there are some huge issues facing the UK economy. Government and big business don't appear to have the answers, so a rising wave of entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own hands - by working together.
01/03/2017 15:19 GMT

The Control Agenda

Over the last few weeks one word has begun to feature more prominently in our political debate. Not referendum, not uncertainty, not leadership... but control.
13/07/2016 11:41 BST

Co-ops Are Booming - But Can Do Even More for Our Economy

Sharing is big business now and, in this context, we can expect to see co-operatives becoming more and more prominent - giving people a say, supporting local communities, and providing a boost to the economy in the process.
07/06/2016 12:36 BST

Now Is the Time for Freelancers to Work

With more than a quarter of the UK workforce now self-employed, and new evidence showing this is set to grow this year, the rise of freelancing signals a fundamental shift in the nature of work.
05/04/2016 12:30 BST

It Is Time to Stand Up for Parents

Having school parents on boards was an innovation introduced by Margaret Thatcher in 1980. She took school milk away. But she supported school parents as governors. I think she would still support them today.
21/03/2016 12:15 GMT

Taking Control, Together

With evidence showing that people want more control over the economy, their workplace and their communities, and a new programme of support for co-operatively run organisations, is now the time for the co-operative option?
02/03/2016 12:50 GMT

Beyond Employee Ownership?

Imagine working somewhere where you not only had a say over your own work, but could direct the organisation as a whole? A business where you had not just employee ownership, but employee control, a real stake?
09/02/2016 15:14 GMT

What's Going on at the Co-operative Group?

Of the six thousand co-ops in the UK, the Co-operative Group is often the one to hit the headlines, and over the last eighteen months, despite a recent return to profit, often also for the wrong reasons...
21/04/2015 17:41 BST

It Might Not Be Sexy, But Ownership Matters

Co-operative ownership might just be the best kept secret in the business world. A co-operative is a business, but a different kind of business: one which shares ownership among the people closest to it...
28/01/2015 12:25 GMT