Young Members' Board

Making young people’s voices heard

More than 100 years ago something extraordinary happened. There was a revolution in the town of Rochdale. It was called The Co–op, and it was started by a group of everyday people. Five of them were under 26 years old.

They wanted to create a totally new kind of business based on that wonderful thing called democracy, one that was owned by its customers and put money back into the community. And it worked! Now The Co-op has 2,500 food stores and are a part of daily life for millions of people.

Staying true to our roots we’re giving 15 young people the chance to have their say in how our business is run.

Meet the Young Members' Board

Meet the 15 inspiring young people who currently make up The Co–op Young Members’ Board.

The Young Members' Board have developed a Manifesto to document their vision for putting youth creativity and innovation at the heart of our democracy and business decision making.

The manifesto is broken down into 6 key areas where the they feel they can make the greatest contribution to Co-op:

  1. Developing products and services
  2. Building our democracy
  3. Challenging perceptions
  4. Investing in our future
  5. Setting our vision
  6. Leading the way

Discover how they're planning to shape the future, including all the things they've set out to do during their term.