Course about setting up a food related coop, Leeds

Summary information

Overview of the session:

Simply Legal - provided by Coops UK

The training workshop is suitable for the following: those advising, working with or participating in any community enterprise or co-operative organisation. It particularly focuses on the choice of legal and organisational structure.

The morning session uses presentation and case studies as a catalyst for group discussion and concentrates on:

  • Incorporation - What, Why and When?
  • The different legal forms used by community food enterprises:
  • Unincorporated associations.
  • Companies.
  • Community Interest Companies.
  • Societies.
  • The different organisational types used by community food enterprises:
  • Co-operatives.
  • Social Enterprise
  • Community enterprise.
  • Voluntary groups.
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  • The afternoon session reinforces the morning session with a practical workshop in which the participants choose the most appropriate legal form and organisational type for a community food enterprise. This is done using:
    a paper-based select-a-structure exercise
    a web-based select-a-structure tool - newly revamped for this course.


    Participants will also receive a copy of Simply Legal, Co-operative UK's comprehensive guide to the legal and organisational structures of third sector organisations.
Booking and further information
Dates and Times
Dates: 
Wednesday, 13 April, 2011
More dates and times information: 
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Venue information
Lunch will be provided