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Scottish social enterprise in the running for UK award

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media co-op has been nominated for the Co-op of the Year Awards

A Scottish social enterprise has been recognised for its commitment to its principles and values.

media co-op has been nominated in the Small Co-op of the Year: Worker at the Co-op of the Year Awards 2021.

The awards celebrate the achievements of co‑operators and co‑operative organisations across the UK. 

media co-op is a not-for-profit workers’ co-operative and a social enterprise, based in the east end of Glasgow, that works with charities and other organisations to produce creative multimedia content.

media co-op co-founder Lucinda Broadbent said: “We’re thrilled to be shortlisted for a prestigious UK-wide award, as a small workers' co-operative. And especially proud to represent Scotland in our category. 

“It’s rewarding for the co-op members who've all been working remotely during this tough year of pandemic. But we feel this award nomination is above all a tribute to all the amazing Scottish charities and social enterprises we work with.

“We’re a democratic worker-owned company; and this is a democratic award. The winner will be the one with most public votes. Please vote for media co-op!”

Bridgend Farmhouse, a community owned and run charitable organisation in south Edinburgh, is also nominated for the awards in the Small Co-op of the Year: Community category.

The Co-op of the Year Awards 2021 are organised by Co-operatives UK – the network for Britain’s thousands of co-operative businesses – and sponsored by The Co-operative Bank. A panel of eight judges representing co-ops from across the sector selected the shortlist from an inspiring list of nominations.

Rose Marley, chief executive of Co-operatives UK, said: “As we start to rebuild our economy after over a year of restrictions, these awards shine a spotlight on values-based co-operative businesses and the vital contribution they make to both the local economy and community.”

Voting opened this week, closes at midnight on 1 June and will be combined with the judges’ scores. The winners will be announced online in early July.

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