Oxford Cycle Workshop scoops national award for innovation in co-operatives
Recognition comes less than a year after it increased its emphasis on community outreach projects
The Oxford Cycle Workshop has received national recognition beyond the cycling industry after winning the Innovation in Co-operative Enterprise award at the annual Co-operative Congress being held in Birmingham this weekend.
In scooping the award, the community-owned enterprise beat off competition from Co-operative Energy, Community Renewable Energy North West, Revolver Co-operative Ltd and Whomadeyourpants? Limited.
Nominations for the awards were made by members of the co-operative movement, with the winners selected by a panel of Co-operatives UK Board Members as well as representatives of the awards sponsors.
As we reported last November, Oxford Cycle Workshop has closed down its retail operations – among other things, it had acted as the local distributor for Basque workers’ co-operative-owned brand Orbea – to focus on community outreach projects.