An awareness-raising workshop for businesses interested in learning how to collaborate to bid for contracts and developers interested in learning about how the consortium co-operative model may help them to deliver their project goals.
Participants should leave the training session with the ability to recognise opportunities where the consortium co-operative model may be able to help their business, be clear about the growth opportunities that are created as a result of consortium working and a clear understanding of the benefits of doing so as a co-operative. Attendees should also be clear about the support provided by Co-operative Development Scotland to businesses wishing to formally collaborate as a consortium.
The course will cover:
- Description and key features of the consortium co-operative business model
- The pros and cons of collaboration
- The role of consortium co-operatives in creating savings, accessing new growth opportunities and other benefits
- Membership structures
- The different models
- Legal structures and risk factors
- Case studies, scenarios
- Support provided by Co-operative Development Scotland
Organised by Dumfries & Galloway Council, Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce and Co-operative Development Scotland working in partnership.
When & Where
Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce
Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce is an independent locally based business organisation operating throughout the region and run by a Board of Directors drawn from local business leaders. The Chamber is affiliated to Scottish Chambers of Commerce making it part of the UK and international network.
Membership is open to any business based or trading in this region and we have members from Stranraer to Langholm.
For more information see www.dgchamber.co.uk