By becoming a member, you become an owner of Co-op Midcounties. You can be involved as much or as little as you like. From simply enjoying the products and services from our group of businesses, to joining the board. The choice is simply yours:
- You decide how much profit is returned to members and your local community
- You elect our Board of Directors to ensure that your interests are represented
- You can attend our AGM and regional meetings to have your say in how we run our business
Don’t miss out
As a Co-op Energy customer, you don’t have to become a member, but we’ll think you’ll be missing out if you don’t! Here’s why:
Share of the profits
As a co-operative we share our profits with our members at the end of each year. As a member you can use your profit share in one of four ways:
- Vouchers that can be redeemed in any Co-op Midcounties Food store in payment for goods
- Crediting it to your Co-op Energy account
- Crediting it to your share account with Co-op Midcounties, where you will earn interest
- Donating it to a charity nominated by members of The Midcounties Co-operative
The more points you earn as a customer, the bigger the share of profits you’ll get back. Signing up to Co-op Energy as a Co-operative member means you can earn membership points. As you spend money on your energy bill, you also earn points. You can then help decide the value of a point at our members’ meetings and enjoy your share of the profits.
Democracy is a big part of being a member of a co-operative business. As a member, it’s your job to elect directors to the board of Midcounties, and help ensure that our business is governed responsibly.
How to become a member
Membership costs just £1 (taken from your first year’s share of the profits), and in return you will receive points that we’ll exchange for a share of the profits at the end of the year. Here’s how it all works:
- Tell us you want to become a member
- We’ll send you a membership card that you can use to earn points online and in store.
- Your £1 joining fee will be taken from your first year’s share of the profits.
- View your points balance online at any time
- At the end of the year, you’ll get a share of the profits. The final amount depends on the business performance and the board’s view of future trading projects