Ben Reid (cooperativist)
He began his career as an employee in a small co-operative in Ilkeston. He moved to Walsall in 1988, when he was appointed deputy chief executive of West Midlands Co-op. He became chief executive in 1992. In 2005 West Midlands merged with the Oxford, Swindon and Gloucester Society to become Midcounties Cooperative.
Under his leadership Midcounties Co-operative grew into the UK’s largest independent co-operative and moved also to childcare, travel, health and energy. Under his leadership Midcounties Co-operative became an early champion of the Fair Tax Mark and also served as the chair of Cooperatives UK.
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- "Corner shops push Co-op profit up 38%". The Guardian. 2004.
- "Mr Ben Reid OBE - University of Wolverhampton". www.wlv.ac.uk.
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