Webarchitects is a multi-stakeholder co-operative that clients, partners and investors can join.
Being a co-operative is very important to Webarchitects. We support the wider co-operative movement because we believe that co-operative ways of working and living are superior to the destructive competitiveness of capitalism.
Providing a comprehensive portfolio of Internet technology is not what makes Webarchitects special — it's the Webarchitects focus on what's important.
Being a co-op enables Webarchitects to provide open, clear pricing. Income is essential to Webarchitects, but the focus is not on profit margins — it's on building trust with its customers by providing high quality Internet services. Marketing costs, 'magic' discounts and 'loss leaders' are not included.
The 'worker co-operative' status of Webarchitects makes it more appealing to like-minded organizations — many not-for-profit groups such as ESSU, the Regather Trading Co-operative and Transition Network are long-standing customers.
Of course we are also happy to work with companies, groups and individuals which are not co-operatives, but which share our values of socially responsibility.
Webarchitects is a multi-stakeholder co-operative, run jointly by its three types of stakeholders: Workers, Clients and Partners. We reach decisions via consensus and are committed to all aspects of equality. You are welcome to join as a partner if you share our values, and all clients have the option of becoming client-members.
Join Webarchitects as a partner and we will be happy to work with you in a co-operative manner.
The constitution of our co-operative is contained in our rules.
We support the Seven International Co-operative Principles, as the basis for co-operation towards a better world. We aim to apply these both in our commercial activity, and also in helping to develop the wider co-operative movement.
Webarchitects is member of Co-operatives Yorkshire and Humber, the umbrella body for co-operatives in the region.
Webarchitects are members of Co-operatives UK, "the network for Britain's thousands of co-operative businesses".
Webarchitects workers were founding members and are supporter of 'Principle 5' resource centre, working to revive co-operative culture. (The name refers to Principle 5 of the International Statement of Co-operative Identity: Education, Training and Information).