Our values

We believe that how we do things is just as important as what we do. Our values are inspired by the international co-operative principles but written in our own words.

Our values
Be co-operative: we work collaboratively for mutual benefit
  • We work co-operatively – with our immediate work teams, across the wider business and with other stakeholders
  • We share tools, resources, skills, knowledge and ideas
  • We build trust and lasting, beneficial relationships
  • We work with and for the sector
Be supportive: we give our time, expertise and encouragement
  • We are ready to help our clients and colleagues
  • We believe in the skills of others
  • We recognise and appreciate others
  • We look after each other’s wellbeing
  • We are mindful of the impact of our actions on others
  • We are compassionate
Be fair: we work to address inequality and value diversity and democracy
  • We act fairly and transparently
  • We strive for fairness in business and communities
  • We treat others with respect
  • We appreciate individual differences
Have integrity: we strive to be open and honest in everything that we do
  • We behave ethically
  • We do the right thing
  • We uphold values
  • We are professional
  • We are accountable
  • We are environmentally responsible
Be positive: we invest our energy in achieving outcomes
  • We focus on solutions
  • We go the extra mile
  • We deliver to a high standard
  • We are passionate about our work
  • We learn from our mistakes
Be inspirational: we empower people, communities and businesses to take control and reach their potential.
  • We offer chances
  • We nurture inspiration
  • We build skills and confidence
  • We drive change
  • We lead by example
  • We grow ourselves as we help others grow