Co-operative Assistance Network Limited

Other Trade Sectors

Over the years, CAN has delivered services to a huge variety of co-operatives and social enterprises in addition to those in the trade sectors listed here, including:

  • Archaeology
  • Artists' studios
  • Bookshops
  • Career guidance professionals
  • Charities moving into social enterprise
  • Civil engineering
  • Co-operative Retail Societies
  • Community-owned cafés
  • Community-owned farms
  • Community radio
  • Community shops
  • Counselors
  • Craft workers
  • Cultural community enterprises
  • Driving instructors
  • Engineering
  • Enterprising projects for people with learning difficulties
  • Ethical pants
  • Film makers
  • Fishermen’s co-ops
  • Furniture restoration
  • Hip-hop dance event organisers
  • Home workers
  • Housing development
  • ICT co-ops
  • Leisure services
  • Local food distributors
  • Manufacturing
  • Market traders
  • Media, marketing and creative co-ops
  • Online communities
  • Photographic film processors
  • Play groups
  • Printers
  • Recycling
  • Regional Co-operative Councils
  • Rehabilitation to work service provides
  • Rural community enterprises
  • Sheltered accommodation providers
  • Taxi Drivers
  • Tourist information
  • Trans-European co-operative
  • Transition projects
  • Urban community enterprises
  • Voluntary sector infrastructure organisations
  • Youth employment schemes
  • Zero carbon projects

These cover a wide variety of co-operative structures, including:

  • Co-operative LLPs
  • Community Benefit Societies
  • Community Finance Co-ops
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs)
  • Consortia
  • Consumer co-ops
  • Hybrids
  • Marketing co-ops
  • Multi-stake holder co-ops
  • Secondary co-ops
  • Service co-ops
  • Special purpose vehicles
  • Unincorporated associations
  • Worker co-ops

The fact is that co-operative values and principles can be applied whenever an enterprising group of people come together. If you have an idea for a co-operative enterprise, don't be put off because it hasn't been done before – we'd love to hear from you and help you if we can.


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Co-operative Assistance Network Limited

is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014

 No. 30714R 

Registered address: The Coach House, 2 Upper York Street, Bristol BS2 8QN 
VAT Reg. No. UK 550 0276 78
DUNS 218127940

UKPRN 10028405
MLR Reg. No. 12704615
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