Everyone’s business

Room 17, ACC Liverpool

A light lunch and refreshments will be served

Building community wealth through ownership

A joint event from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and Co-operatives UK

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This special event at the Labour Party Conference Fringe 2023, will explore the role that the local governments, devolved regions and nations of the UK are playing in enabling communities to take back control of their local economies through business ownership and ask what the emerging opportunities are to support and grow this promising work.

The event will be chaired by CLES’s Director of Policy and Practice, Tom Lloyd Goodwin, and speakers include:

  • Cllr Tudor Evans OBE, leader of Plymouth City Council, who will discuss the Council’s long-standing commitment to supporting the social enterprise and co-operative sectors.
  • James Wright, Policy and Development Lead at Co-operatives UK, who will discuss their work supporting local, regional and devolved governments to develop their social economy sectors.
  • Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council, who will discuss the Council’s approach to community wealth building.
  • Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation (NEF), who will share her insights from working in places across the UK to embed economic democracy in their strategies.
  • Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor, Newham, who will discuss how they have embedded community wealth building into their strategy.

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