This is the independent website of the Commissioners of the Greater Manchester Co-operative Commission. It exists to enable the Commissioners to express their own views; it is therefore independent and is not published by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).
Cllr Allen Brett (chair)
Cllr Angeliki Stogia (vice-chair)
David Batten, Chief Executive, Hoot Credit Union
Mike Blackburn OBE, Chair, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership
Kellie Bubble, Director, Unicorn Grocery
Shaun Fensom, Cooperative Network Infrastructure
Paul Gerrard, Campaigns and Public Affairs Director, Co-operative Group
Cliff Mills, Consultant, Anthony Collins Solicitor
Simon Parkinson, Chief Executive and Principal, Co-operative College UK
Jo Platt MP
James Wright, Policy Officer, Co-operatives UK
The Commission, launched by Mayor Andy Burnham, was established by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to make recommendations aimed at enabling the co-operative and mutual sector to make the best possible contribution to Greater Manchester.
The Commission is calling for evidence - where good cooperative things are happening and what new things we can do to make Greater Manchester the most co-operative place in the UK.
You can read more here.
The Commission report was launched by commissioner Jo Platt, GM mayor Andy Burnham and Co-op CEO Steve Murrells on 27 January 2020.