A worker co-operative is a business that is owned and controlled by its workers. Only employees can be members of the co-op. There are no outsiders taking decisions about the running of the organisation. There are no outside shareholders reaping the profits.
There are presently estimated to be over 2000 active workers co-ops in this country, operating in almost every field of business. Practically any small business could be run as a worker co-operative.
Co-operatives UK offer a registration service for worker co-operatives for a cost of40 which includes a years membership. Visit their website at www.cooperatives-uk.coop.