Harlow Co-operative Development Agency (Harlow CDA) is a not-for-profit company which was set up in 1987 to provide support to existing co-operatives, and to offer help to those who would like to start their own co-operative business or social enterprise.  At the present time it is going through an important and interesting transformation into a part of a regional Co-operative support service that is being rolled out nationally by the Co-operative movement.

A large number of local small businesses, charities, social enterprises and co-operatives have been helped over the years by the Harlow CDA.  Most of these, many set up jointly with the Harlow CDA, can be found on our local groups page.  If you would like to know more about co-operatives and social enterprises please refer to what's a co-op?  If you wish to contact us directly, then we will be pleased to hear from you.  To keep overheads down to a very minimum we do not have a fixed office at the moment - please make an appointment and we can be prepared to give you our best attention and service at  a place to suit you.

We also have a comprehensive listing of local, regional and national organisations to do with co-operation and economic success on our links page.  In recent months we have become a more regional focussed organisation and can support co-operative development with our partner organisation Co-operative Gateway East of England (CGEE) in a more inclusive fashion throughout the Eastern Region.  This complements our existing services of local social business support and development - services we hope will enable us to meet our mission objectives.


Harlow C.D.A. Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 2170781

We are Member number HAR001619 of  Co-operativesUK in the category of Co-operative Development Body 

Our registered office address is 2 Wych Elm, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QP

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Harlow CDA and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

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