Co-operative Development

photoCo-operatives can offer  practical alternative means to create employment, tackle poverty and also resist and challenge sectarianism 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 interface worker 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 staff are also involved in Ireland’s newest Co-operative Development body, Co-operative Alternatives.

Trademark are also members of Belfast’s newest Worker Cooperative Union Taxis who are currently raising loanstock, click here for the application form