Howard Long

Member & Director
Mobile: 07849253206
E-mail: howard@secod.coop

Qualifications: Managing Mentoring NVQ (CMI), SFEDI & NVQ4 in Business Advice, BTEC National Diploma in Rural Studies, NEB Amenity Horticulture

Howard has 30 years’ experience working in the co-operative and social enterprise sectors in the UK

Specialisms: Co-operative development, organisational and legal structures, group development, consensus building, networking, sustainability and transition initiatives, Time Banks

Past history: I have been a member of secod for 7 years and before that I was an Area Project Officer for Enterprising Communities, Voluntary Action Cumbria, for 4 years. Previously I was a founding member of ECO-OP, a workers’ co-op carrying out environmental work in Cumbria and was also a member of Suma, another workers’ co-op and the UK’s largest independent wholefood wholesaler-distributor for 7 years. I have run my own gardening business and worked as a support worker for Cumbria Care. My first job was working as a market gardener on an urban farm in Leeds.