Ecological Land Co-operative - OFFER CLOSED

Governance and people

The Ecological Land Co-operative is registered with the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) as a community benefit society (registered number: 30770R).

The Ecological Land Co-operative is a Registered Community Benefit Society (CBS) established in September 2009 as an  an Industrial and Provident Society: a co-operative. (registration number: 30770R). It was set up to address the lack of affordable sites for ecological land based livelihoods in England.

Their rules are available to view here.

Total number of shares

The Ecological Land Co-operative have issued 338,312 shares, worth £1 each. They are aiming to issue a further 340,000 shares, worth £1 each, through their current offer. 

Directors and Staff

Executive Board Members

Our Co-operative devolves the day to day running of the organisation to the board of directors and the staff team. This team has a wealth of talent, experience and commitment relevant to the work of the Co-operative.

Non-Executive Board Members

The Staff Team

Working alongside our directors, we have a talented group of part-time staff supported by a full-time operations manager. Together they make a strong team with the skills and experience needed to carry out the work of the Co-operative and to prepare the ground for growth, partnership and success in the future.

Conflict of interest

The Ecological Land Co-operative has a Conflict of Interest Policy. The Policy states that:

All directors will, on taking office, indicate in a register of interests any material interests they have, or positions that they hold in other organisations, that might cause conflict with the objects of the co-operative. All directors will declare any such conflict of interest that they have in respect of any business before the Board and will withdraw from votes in respect of that matter unless

i so many directors are conflicted on an issue that the Board would not be quorate, or

ii the Commonwealth Council determines that the interest will not lead to significant conflict.

Directors' remuneration

Executive Directors are also workers and are paid at the staff rate of £13.26 per hour. Non Executive Directors are paid expenses and a small stipend of £50 per quarter.

Directors' holdings

All directors currently hold £1 worth of shares except Dave Darby and Oliver Rodker who hold £2,028.79 and £303.90 worth respectively.

 

Employee satisfaction

The Ecological Land Co-operative does not currently report on employee satisfaction. 

Diversity

2 out of 6 directors are female.

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