Belfast Telegraph

Co-Operatives continue thinking outside the box

The finance sector suffered a fresh jobs blow yesterday when Barclays announced plans to axe over 400 posts under "essential changes" to its technology and infrastructure division in England.

At today's launch of the International Year of Co-Operatives at Stormont (from left) Chair of the NI Co-Operative Forum Tommy Jeffers, Chair of the Co-Operative Bank Paul Flowers, Chair of the All-Party Group on Co-Operatives and Mutuals Green Party leader Steven Agnew MLA and Kevin Helferty from the NI Co-Operative Forum STANLEY MATCHETT