Just wanted to start by thanking everyone involved with this conference, it's been extremely useful to me and very well organized!
I am building a social enterprise platform (Enterprise Hub) with the aim of helping organisations to collaborate, procure and utilize open source technology.
Our first free tool will enable users to do a google search with the addition of prioritizing results from co-ops/social enterprises, trade bodies etc, in order to make it easier for users to find products and services from ethical providers over commercial organisations. The tool will also make it far easier to research projects, manage those projects and obtain quotes from potential suppliers.
Can you please help us to identify the best sources/directories of co-operatives we can utilize to create this service?
Co-operatives Directory uk.coop/directory 13,942 records
(please provide any others)………….
Social Enterprise UK (buysocialdirectory.org.uk) 8,736 records
ARC - bitcarc.org.uk/arcsocialenterprises (approx 800 records)
Community interest companies
CIC gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-regulator-of-community-interest-companies (c.9k records)
I am also involved with another organisaton - CollectiveOne, a platform to develop open, decentralized and collaborative projects: projects to which anyone can, potentially, contribute, and which are collectively owned and self-governed by their contributors. http://www.collectiveone.org
Visit our website http://www.enterprise-hub.org.uk & join us...