CASE is committed to changing the way we do business by creating co-operative ways of working and encouraging employee and community ownership


What is a Co-operative?

Co-operatives are businesses that are democratically owned and controlled either by the people who work for the business or, in terms of membership co-operatives, the people who use it.

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What is a Social Enterprise?

Social Enterprises are local businesses, run by local people, to provide services for local communities. Social Enterprises operate in almost every industry in the UK.

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CASE  aims to grow the impact of the co-operative and social enterprise economy in the East Midlands by delivering business support as well as developing and offering products and services that meet current and emerging business needs

We are well known and trusted, have decades of experience and can help you to establish an ethical and co-operative ethos within your business

Established in 1982, CASE is itself an employee owned co-operative and has helped establish many other successful co-operatives, social enterprises and community businesses in the East Midlands  

We offer practical support and advice enabling growth and development in this
re-emerging, rewarding business sector 

All co-operatives operate on the following seven principles

  • Voluntary and open membership
  • Democratic member control
  • Member's Economic Participation
  • Autonomy and independence
  • Education, training and information
  • Cooperation among Co-operatives
  • Concern for our community

CASE is based on the values of

  • Self-help
  • Self-responsibility
  • Democracy
  • Equality
  • Equity
  • Solidarity
  • Ethics

Believing in the ethics of

  • Honesty
  • Openness
  • Social responsibility 
  • Caring for others