Meet the Board
Gaynor teaches university students and writes about enterprise, starting your own business, and business for sport scientists. She worked with Enterprise Educators UK in the development of enterprise education training for university and college staff in institutions across Nigeria and China.
Her main interest is cooperative enterprises including worker and housing cooperatives. Currently her business is working with Preston City Council to focus on providing sustainable and affordable co-housing for UCLAN alumni in the town centre.
Gareth is part of a small cooperative business saving local services like shops and pubs from closure. He has helped raise several million pounds so that communities can create energy from wind and water turbines. He is also active in the Cooperative Party, where he finds new ways for local people to own the services they value.
A longstanding union activist, Mick is involved in the development of links between the trade union and cooperative movements. He co-authored the recent Manifesto for Decent Work from Union Co-ops UK. Mick leads on ideas to create cooperative opportunities in the care sector, and in the area of criminal justice (the employment of prisoners and ex-prisoners).
Freddie is an elected City Councillor for Preston and the cabinet member for Community Wealth Building.