Introduction

It all started at a Cooperative and Social Enterprise Summer School...

The school was run by staff from Sheffield Hallam University, Social Enterprise Europe and Co-operative Business Consultants at Sheffield Business School. In 2012, school participants suggested that what they were learning should have a name. So, two of the course tutors (Dr Rory Ridley-Duff and Cliff Southcombe) worked with one participant (Nicci Dickins) to publish a discussion document.

The FairShares Model was born.

In early 2013, six people formed the FairShares Association to work on applying the FairShares Model to practice. In 2014, the association was awarded the Co-operative Marque. During 2015, V2.0 of the FairShares Model was published, and the association incorporated as a non-profit company.

© 2017 FairShares Association . Unless stated otherwise, this content can be adapted and used under the terms of a BY-SA Creative Commons 4.0 International licence. The FairShares Model was licensed to FairShares Association Ltd by Rory Ridley-Duff and Cliff Southcombe.