Holyoake House in Manchester.
|Type||Registered Society (1585R)|
|Predecessor||North of England Co-operative Printing Society (1869),|
|Founded||1871. Incorporated 19 March 1873.|
|Headquarters||Holyoake House, Manchester, England|
|Total assets||£315,531 (2018)|
Number of employees
The Co-operative Press is a co-operative whose principal activity is the publication of Co-op News. The society's mission is to "connect, champion and challenge the global co-operative movement".
Founded in Manchester in 1873, the Co-operative Press is still headquartered in the city, at Holyoake House.
The society was first incorporated as the Co-operative Newspaper Society by a group of co-operative societies to take on the publishing of The Co-operative News. Printing was carried out by the Co-operative Printing Society.
In 1921 the society merged with the Scottish Co-operative Newspaper Society and renamed itself as the National Co-operative Publishing Society, before taking on its current name – the Co-operative Press – in 1935.
In 1971 the Society took over the co-operative Birmingham Printers, and in 1972 merged with the Co-operative Printing Society.
Co-op News is a monthly news magazine and website for the global co-operative movement. First published in 1871 as The Co-operative News, it is the world's oldest co-operative newspaper.
In 1921, the society acquired the popular and radical Sunday paper, the Reynold's Illustrated News. In 1936 the paper was renamed the Reynold's News, and was relaunched in 1962 as a tabloid, titled The Sunday Citizen. Declining sales led to the decision to cease publication in 1967.
First published in 1905, the Millgate Monthly was a cultural magazine containing articles written by co-operators on social issues, alongside poetry and reviews. It changed its name to simply The Millgate in 1928, and ceased publication in 1953.