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Working as a consortium co-operative is an approach that’s benefitted a number of Scottish businesses. You can read about some of them here.

Collaboration allows businesses to work together on a shared agenda such as buying, selling, purchasing or sharing facilities. It helps you gain the advantages of scale without compromising the independence of the individual businesses.

If you want more information, or to find out how companies in your sector are approaching collaboration and consortium working, contact Co-operative Development Scotland.

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Screen Facilities Scotland

Working together as a membership co-operative has given Screen Facilities Scotland a stronger, louder, voice, and helped member companies secure business in Scotland.

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The Wee Agency

Since coming together, the Wee Agency consortium has worked with a number of high-profile clients and won national awards. Each member business has also seen an increase in trade.

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Scottish Mountain Bike Consortium

With a shared vision to make mountain biking more family-friendly, six businesses set up a consortium to reach a wider audience. By working together, they’ve increased their customer base and won valuable new contracts – especially for events.

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Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance

By delivering a branding and marketing strategy and engaging with local partners, Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance has boosted visitor numbers to the area and grown trade to its member businesses.

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Breadalbane Tourism Co-operative

Ten businesses set up the Rings of Breadalbane to encourage tourism around Perthshire, Loch Tay and Stirling, with remarkable effect. The consortium has now grown to 16, and is reaping the rewards of working together.

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