Beechwood College

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Material relating to Beechwood College

Administrative / Biographical History

Beechwood College was a national education and training centre for co-operative organisations based in Leeds. Beechwood was established in 1979 as a company limited by guarantee with workers control. The main functions of Beechwood were: 1. Offering residential conference centre for the north of England. 2. Running regular raining sessions covering a whole range of business skills, organisation requirements and legal issues, necessary for small and medium size co-operative development. 3. Offering special consultancy services for co-operatives and other organisations.

Beechwood College also ran regular co-operative fairs.

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Acquisition Information

In October 2017, the National Co-operative Archive published a call-out for historic materials within the wider worker co-op community for Working Together , an Heritage Lottery Funded project seeking to record and preserve the heritage of the worker co-operative moment. This material was deposited in response to this call out.


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