Co-operative development and economic alternatives

Worker and community-owned co-operative enterprises can offer a practical alternative means to create employment, tackle economic inequality and also build a class consciousness by bringing workers together daily to work democratically for joint benefit in which values of trust and democracy replace the dynamics of suspicion and mistrust, building permanent structures with real relationships.

Trademark assists in the development of community- and worker-owned co-operatives by engaging with those who have yet not participated in what can often be short term impermanent peace building activities, in developing successful business ventures they can contribute to economic security and community regeneration leaving a genuine legacy of sustainability and social justice.

Trademark is a member of the Worker Cooperative Network which brings together worker cooperative from across the island of Ireland to promote worker cooperatives  and inter-cooperation.

Trademark is also a supporter of the Belfast Cleaning Society and were founding members of a Co-operative Development body, Co-operative Alternatives