Wed 23 Jun 2021

Every One Every Day project in Barking and Dagenham.

TBC Tatiana Baskakova, Ceramics, Ldn Public Seen by 116

Hello everyone, I'm trying to figure out if someone here (or maybe in worker coop development loomio group?) is talking to Participatory City Foundation. I am looking for more information, as it's confusing marketing content. They's been in touch with us several times with their interest in ceramics coop, asking to contribute. "We're incubating a couple of new worker co-operatives" I don't see coop development people on their staff list.

Anyone's got ideas/ or information. I'd be very grateful. Thank you 馃檹


Graham Wed 23 Jun 2021

@Josef Davies-Coates mentioned this outfit recently in another place. Sounds like some work needs to be done to build relationships. I took a quick look at their website, and it looks to be place based (and not in my place), so I didn't pursue it further at that time.


Nathan Brown (Co-op Culture) Wed 23 Jun 2021

I think Jonny at Stir To Action may have dealt with them. It's possible they could be incubating worker co-ops - they appear to have lots of space in which businesses incubate - and just buying in the support they need with registration from Co-operatives UK etc. Whether or not they would be sustainable if they don't get the right support early on is another matter.


John Atherton Wed 23 Jun 2021

I did a "what is a co-op" session at their incubation unit a few years ago. Seemed fairly genuine people if your standard, soc ent/business adviser types, I made the connection to HCT for them no idea if they build a relationship or not afterwards.

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Simon Ball (Blake House) Thu 24 Jun 2021

We made most of their videos, for better or for worse, and I have a lot to say, but it's probably best for the pub.鉁岋笍


Tatiana Baskakova, Ceramics, Ldn Mon 12 Jul 2021

Thank you all for the responses/private messages. It clears the confusion a bit. I wish there was more to it.