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Co-operatives UK

Your Co-op, part of The Midcounties Co-operative, is the UK's only co-operative utilities provider. We offer ethical and sustainable telecoms, mobile and connectivity solutions for every type of co-op and just like you we're owned by our members and run for the benefit of our customers. Our vision is to work towards creating a better, fairer world for all.

Fairphone 5

The Fairphone 5 

Designed for you. Made fair.

The new Fairphone 5 is here, with improved performance and sustainability! Offering futureproof performance, the Fairphone 5 isn't only fast but will keep up to speed until 2031, thanks to a long-life Octa-core chip backed with at least 8 years of software updates and support.

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Five stars for the Fairphone 5

"Up to 10 years of software updates is simply unheard of, gaining it an extra star. And the Fairphone is simple enough to repair that the hardware should be able to last just as long with an occasional quick and cheap battery swap. It also comes with a five-year warranty and is made with as many recycled and ethically sourced materials as possible.''

Fairbuds XL

Fairbuds XL Headphones – Superior sound, sustainably designed

Ethically made headphones from Fairphone with noise cancellation and sustainable materials and technologies to minimise environmental impact and maximise longevity. The wireless Fairbuds XL offers a totally modular design to replace parts affordably so you can enjoy the deep bass, warm mids and clear highs for longer. All encased in recycled materials and Fairtrade Gold for climate conscious headphones that last for up to 30 hours between charges.

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The big question is: why aren't all headphones designed like this?

"They are well made, comfortable to wear for long periods, have excellent controls, the battery lasts a long time and you could carry a spare one if you wanted to. They connect to two Bluetooth devices at once, support high quality audio standards and sound great. They even have pretty good noise cancelling and are weather resistant despite being modular.''

Find out what The Guardian had to say about the Fairbuds XL.

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Fairphone 4

Exclusively for Co-operatives UK members

Save over £100 and get the Fairphone 4, 128GB storage, for only £38.57 a month (ex VAT). This comes with unlimited data, texts and mins, powered by the O2 network. Also available with more storage, 256GB, for £40.45 a month (ex VAT). 24 month contract.

It has everything you'd expect from a great smartphone and so much more.

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Looking for multiple handsets? Request a call back and one of our experienced team will be in touch very soon.


Fairphone 4 Co-operatives UK Offer T&C’s

This offer is available to Co-operatives UK Members only and is subject to availability. Exclusive Fairphone 4 & O2 bundle (unlimited mins, texts and data) price available from 1st November 2022 until 31st December 2023 through Your Co-op Business Solutions. Only available on the O2 network. Discounted price will run for the duration of the 24 month contract. Discounted price does not apply to any accessories or charges outside of bundle. Standard SIM Only price will apply after contract has ended. Standard service T&C’s apply.

Four stars for the Fairphone 4

"A five-year warranty and a pledge of six years of software support is far longer than any other Android manufacturer. And there’s nothing else on the market that is designed to be taken apart and repaired at home with just a standard screwdriver.''

Find out what The Guardian had to say about the Fairphone 4.

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Why Fairphone for your co-operative?

Choosing Fairphone is a great step towards helping the planet and people – but it also helps your co-operative. Fairphone’s unique modular design lasts much longer than a non-modular smartphone so over time you save more money. Designed to last, with fair and recycled materials, the Fairphone 4 brings a great battery life and a premium dual-camera - all backed by a 5-year warranty.

Be a sustainability champion

We can help you meet your CSR goals, by making a positive impact on issues directly linked to nine of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability has never been this powerful.

Green Bundle

Ethically made Fairphone 4 & Fairbuds XL in one green bundle

Save on all Fairphone 4 offers from £40 a month with a brand-new pair of Fairbuds XL included. Minimise your environmental and climate impact with the world’s most sustainable mobile and headphones that maximise longevity with modular designs.

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    Welcome to Flexible Employee Benefits

    We provide a variety of employee benefits to help Your Co-op and colleagues save money, cut carbon emissions and lead happier and healthier lives. Flexible Employee Benefits are an ethical award-winning co-operative that provides EV CarsCycle to Work Salary Sacrifice schemes, e-Mopeds, Childcare Vouchers, Payroll Giving and more.

    Octopus EV Salary Sacrifice

    A 5-star rated scheme for Employees to save up to 40% (or more) through salary sacrifice on a brand-new electric vehicle via our partnership with Octopus Electric Vehicles scheme. 

    Key benefits of the green transport scheme include:
    • Servicing, maintenance, repairs and roadside assistance
    • MOT, road tax & Tyres
    • Fully comprehensive motor insurance and accident management services
    • Free home charger or free charging credit for the Electroverse public network
    • First 4,000 miles of electricity free of charge & 3p per mile electricity
    When a new business signs up, Your Co-op will plant 10 trees and 1 extra tree for every car leased. For every driver, 1.5 tonnes of CO2 are saved per year by each EV used instead of a petrol or diesel car.

    Octopus has made the scheme easy to manage for Employers and costs nothing to set up. Octopus' HR portal requires minimal admin and contains smart features like the Octopus Electroverse to manage any EV expenses & more.

    Discover how it works

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    Halfords and Tredz Cycle to Work

    By offering a cycle-to-work scheme, Employees can cut their commuting costs, promote a healthy lifestyle, and reduce their carbon footprints. This a great opportunity to further support your Employees and achieve CSR or sustainability targets, by collectively reducing carbon emissions.

    Easy to set up, this cost-free scheme can save employees up to £420 on the cost of a brand-new bike and accessories.

    To take advantage of this saving, a salary sacrifice is required, whereby employees agree to a reduction from their gross salary to cover the cost of the benefit - whilst enjoying saving on tax and National insurance. 

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    Your Co-op is proud to have received the Feefo Trusted Service Award for the fourth consecutive year

    A third of small businesses say their broadband speeds are too slow, and 40% believe their internet can’t support growth plans. We can change that – delivering the right connectivity solutions to keep your people connected and your co-op moving. Whether you need an ultra-fast dedicated leased line or broadband from the UK’s leading providers, we’ll shape the best deal and manage the switch.

    Read our case study

    Over the next few years we will all be seeing a big change in telecommunications with Openreach switching off the PSTN network by 2025. What this essentially means is that all traditional analogue and digital telephone services will be turned off. If you want to continue to use a telephone service after 2025 you must have a full fibre internet connection and an internet compatible telephone service. This is the biggest and most disruptive change to the telecoms market in its lifetime and Your Co-op Business Solutions will be here to help guide you through it every step of the way.

    Get a free 1 hour telecoms consultation ensuring you are always connected when it matters most. 

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