The table below illustrates what practical steps we take to apply the Co-operative principles to what we do.
|Voluntary and open membership||All workers will be able to join the Co-operative, giving them an equal say in its governance.|
|Democratic member control||The Members of the Co-operative will control the actions of the Co-operative on a one member:one vote basis.|
|Member economic participation||All workers are paid by the Co-operative and will share in the surpluses created by the business.|
|Autonomy and independence||The Co-operative is a private business owned by its members and operating for the joint benefit of them and the local community.|
|Education, training and information||The Co-operative will provide educational facilities on-site, work with local schools and will provide training and apprenticeships.|
|Co-operation amongst co-operatives||The Co-operative will, where possible, work with other Co-operatives. This particularly applies to the procurement of goods and services.|
|Concern for community||The Co-operatives members will undertake work within the community as part of their obligations as a member. The Co-operative will cede a portion of its profits to its own Foundation, to be used for community benefit.The Co-operative will seek to develop additional Co-operative enterprises which will benefit the community.|