London Co-op Development (LCD) is a consortium of independent co-op business advisers. It provides a single point of contact for co-ops in London needing professional advice and support. LCDs members are recognized by Co-operatives UK. They have a proven track record of successfully helping co-ops of all kinds to start up or to grow.
While Co-operatives London works strategically to strengthen co-operative networks in the capital, LCD is there to provide practical business advice and support.
No matter what the needs of your co-operative, LCD can match you with the most appropriate advisor, based on location or experience of your sector.
The members of London Co-op Developments are:
Hackney Co-operative Developments
Tower Hamlets CDA
Voluntary Action Harrow
Co-operative Assistance Network (CAN)
Like mainstream businesses, co-ops face a range of challenges. Generalist business advisers often lack any understanding of co-operatives, where governance and business issues are intertwined. LCD’s support to co-operatives includes:
- Business planning
- Employment and staffing
- Financial advice
- Legal and governance
- Investment readiness
- Access to co-op trading networks
- Business or governance troubleshooting
Wherever ever in London you are based, you can contact LCD using the form below to be matched with the advisor best equipped to help you: