Phil Beardmore FRSA


I can help you to:


  • Start a coop
  • Grow a coop
  • Rescue a coop.


Contact me now to learn more:


  • FREE one-hour consultation (West Midlands)
  • Apply for subsidised expert help.


I can help you with:


  • Feasibility studies
  • Business and strategic planning
  • Bid-writing
  • Marketing and branding strategy
  • Event management
  • Environmental strategy
  • Mentoring.


Cooperation is a natural human instinct.  Cooperation is a way of Being.  How can I help you with Being Coop?


I am a cooperative development expert.  I have a 25 year track record in the cooperative movement as a volunteer, worker, board member, and consultant.  I have a wide network of other coop experts that I can work with.  I have oodles of experience in many cooperative sectors including:


  • Energy and environment coops
  • Credit unions
  • Housing coops
  • Food and drink coops
  • Worker coops
  • Coops that rehabilitate people with convictions
  • Regional cooperative councils.





12% of the world’s population are a member of a cooperative.  


  • Are you looking for a new way of working beyond the stress and exploitation of capitalism?
  • Is a coop right for you and your community?
  • What do the cooperative values and principles mean to you?
  • How will democracy work in your coop?
  • What are the different types of coop and which structure should you go for?
  • Can your coop pay a dividend to members?
  • Is your cooperative business idea viable and sustainable?
  • Has your coop become “stuck” and you need some help to revive it?

I am based in Birmingham and can support coops anywhere.


Contact me now