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Co-operatives West Midlands are pleased to announce are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for their Spring networking event, 5pm-7pm on 18 May 2016, at Anthony Collins Solicitors in Central Birmingham: 134 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2ES.

Ridhi Kalaria of Birmingham Pound campaign confirmed as speaker at the Cooperatives Spring networking event – 18 May

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Ridhi Kalaria, from the Birmingham Pound campaign, will be joining us as guest speaker at our Spring networking event. Ridhi is a community researcher whose mission is to build positive social movements and create a sustainable impact.

As a member of the Birmingham Pound steering group, she is central to efforts to establish a local currency that will strengthen the local economy. Karen Leach of Localise West Midlands said that Ridhi is “a huge asset to the group. She thinks strategically and with clarity and insight, is creative and fun to work with, communicates well with very different audiences, and has got a lot done in a short space of time.”

This is your chance to find out more about local currencies and to discuss how they might work to strengthen the cooperative economy.

There will be facilitated and informal networking, a light buffet, a short talk by Peter Couchman of the Plunkett Foundation on why some co-operatives fail, a workshop on Co-operatives and Local Currencies, stalls, and more networking.

There is a small charge of £5 to cover catering and to deter no-shows. Bursary places are available for members of start-up cooperatives, or those on low incomes who are looking at setting up a co-operative.

You can now book a stall at the Networking event. Please click here for the exhibitors’ brochure and click here to book: