News and press
03 May 2013 — This competition aims to support the largest arts festival in the UK by encouraging people to get involved, be creative and tell a story in less than 140 characters. “We want people to participate and be aware of the great work Brighton Fringe is doing to support artists and performers in our country”, says our Marketing Executive, Craig Lumsden...Read story
30 Apr 2013 — CEO of Lincolnshire Co-operative Ursula Lidbetter likes co-operatives because they contribute to building a better world. She speaks to us about why co-ops are loved, local and trusted...Read story
16 Apr 2013 — The Phone Co-op is sponsoring the second Chipping Norton Literary Festival. For a whole weekend, the Cotswold town will be hosting a must-attend event for authors, publishers and book lovers. “Supporting ChipLitFest is one example of our contribution to our local community”, says our Secretary, Amanda Beard. ..Read story
15 Apr 2013 — The Co-operative Mobile is proving that a provider owned by its customers is better for people and the economy. The Co-operative Mobile’s new bundles offer high quality services at fair and transparent prices. Because it is owned by them, users have the opportunity to get good deals with the confidence there will not be small print in their contracts or hidden charges in their bills. ..Read story
02 Apr 2013 — The Phone Co-op is committed to investing in worthwhile community projects. Last year, £5,000 from its Co-operative and Social Economy Development Fund went to support F.C. United of Manchester, a community-owned football club. ..Read story
Notes for editors
The Co-operative phone & broadband, The Co-operative mobile and The Co-operative business telecoms are all provided by The Phone Co-op; an independent consumer co-operative based in Chipping Norton and Manchester.
The Phone Co-op is the UK's only telecommunications co-operative, procuring telecommunications services on behalf of its customers, many of whom are co-operatives, charities and other not-for-profit organisations. The Phone Co-op's service has been taken up by over 15,000 customers, including Midcounties, Channel Islands, Southern, East of England, and Radstock Co-operative Societies, Suma Wholefoods, Christian Aid, Amnesty International, Triodos Bank, the Centre for Alternative Technology, Manchester City Council and Unison. As a co-operative owned by its customer members, The Phone Co-op distributes any profits which are not re-invested back to members via a dividend based on each member's spend and through a loan fund which supports other co-operatives.
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