Hackney Co-operative Developments

Hackney Co-operative Developments (HCD) is a local community economic development agency that aims to empower the people of Hackney to change their lives for the better.

HCD supports the growth of co-operatives and social enterprises, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises through the provision of affordable workspace, business support and training.

Support and training is available in the following areas:

  • Business planning.
  • Employing and managing staff.
  • Financial issues.
  • Legal and governance.
  • Growth.

HCD typically provides support to co-operatives and social enterprises that are:

  • Preparing to start trading.
  • In their first year of trading.
  • Planning for or experiencing rapid growth.
  • Planning to move premises.
  • Developing a new product, service, or market.
  • Wanting to change their management structure.

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