Nicola Huckerby, Director, COOP Brand Ltd trading as Branding.coop, brings 20 years’ experience at senior and director level within local government, national organisations and international bodies. Since 2011 Nicola has worked within the international cooperative movement, first as Co-ordinator for the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives, then as Director of Communications for the International Co-operative Alliance.
In 2014/5 Nicola was the Global Marketing Lead for the Co-operative Identity at Domains.coop, (a subsidiary of the Alliance) managing and promoting the .coop domain and global Co-operative Marque and advising on their use. Today, there are co-operatives in 109 countries using the co-operative identity.
Nicola established COOP Brand Ltd in January 2016 to provide hands-on support and guidance to co-ops wishing to promote their co-operative identity, showing their pride in being part of a global movement.
She remains an active member of the International Co-operative Alliance’s Communications Committee and manages the global LinkedIn page Cooperatives of over 6,200 members.
As an international co-operator Nicola brings with her a network of global co-operative contacts from every sector and every Alliance Region as well as connections within many international apex organisations. She has built relationships in over 100 countries as part of her role in promoting the global co-operative identity at Domains.coop/International Co-operative Alliance. In the UK, COOP Brand Ltd has worked closely with Co-operative News, Co-operatives UK, the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, and the Co-operative Party. Branding.coop also has excellent contacts within the UK worker co-op sector. It is this wealth of cross-sector experience and ability to communicate and build relationships that we are offering.
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