CDA staff/services

About Us

Established in 1982, Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency offer free, high quality and professional support to help people create and sustain all types of social enterprises.

We also offer employment advice and deliver a range of other services that promote financial and economic inclusion. 

40 years later, our work is still underpinned by the values and beliefs we started with:

Co-operative principles at the heart of all activity

Local people, local economy, local networks

Professionalism and excellence

Equal opportunity in all aspects of our work

Our services are primarily supporting people living and working in Coventry and Warwickshire, but we also operate across the West Midlands

community services

Each year we...

Support around 20 social enterprises to successfully start trading
Work with over 60 social enterprises to improve their business skills
Provide nearly 100 people with pre-start social enterprise support
Support over 350 people through our employability programmes