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iPhone is a wake-up call for fair business practices

21 Sep 2016 — The appalling working conditions in the factories of China producing the iPhone are mirrored in the African mines where major phone manufacturers source their minerals..Read story

The Phone Co-op awarded the 2016 Growing Co-operative of the Year

23 Jun 2016 — The awards were organised by Co-operatives UK, the national network that works to promote, develop and unite member-owned businesses, which are worth £34.1 billion to the UK economy...Read story

The Phone Co-op supports EU Fair Tax Payer Label initiative

29 Dec 2015 — The European Parliament supported a series of legal recommendations that will seek to tackle corporate tax avoidance... ..Read story

The Phone Co-op invests in HCT Group

14 Dec 2015 — The Phone Co-op has loaned HCT, the social enterprise bus operator, £500K as part of their recently raised £10m funding...Read story

The Phone Co-op wins national social enterprise award

08 Dec 2015 — The Phone Co-op, based in Chipping Norton and Manchester, has won the Best Consumer Facing award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards...Read story


Notes for editors

The Phone Co-op is an independent consumer co-operative based in Manchester and Chipping Norton. It is the only telecoms provider in the UK that is owned and run by its customers.

The Phone Co-op operates nationwide, providing fixed and mobile telecommunications services to over 30,000 residential and business customers, including other co-operatives, charities and third sector organisations.

The Phone Co-op works in the best interest of all of its stakeholders to create fairer and more sustainable communities and businesses. The Phone co-op is an accredited Living Wage Employer, and a Pioneer of the Fair Tax Mark. As a customer-led telecoms service provider, The Phone Co-op has strong environmental and ethical policies, and offers high quality personal customer service from its offices in Chipping Norton and Manchester.

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