OUR JOURNEY

spacerThe Centre was founded in 1990 to provide education and training for co-operatives. Over time, we have evolved in response to emerging needs and opportunities, influenced by our growing knowledgebase and by the skills and interests of our people.
  • A look at the theme of ownership which connects our work
  • How we decided on our name and what it means
  • Our approach to the people we work with
  • Our key strengths
  • Central to the work the Mercury Centre are our values

WHAT WE DO

spacerThe Mercury Centre specialises in building collaborative enterprises through consultancy, research, information, advice and training. Our activity areas are:

We act as “ownership architects” and help people and organisations move from concept to implementation. We provide a range of services including ownership planning, community buyouts, business succession and employee ownership.

We work with boards and management to deliver practical governance solutions.
Our approach to the people we work with

We work with communities to develop economic sustainability at a local level.

RESOURCES

spacerThe resources area of our website provides range of information sheets, publications and links which we hope will be useful in helping people understand and learn about for our interest areas.
  • Includes ownership planning, community buyouts, business succession and employee ownership.
  • For boards and management.
  • For new and existing co-operatives.
  • Local communities and economic sustainability.

FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE

spacerFrom our work we believe we have gained insight into a number of matters and wish to share our view with visitors to this site
  • Examining economic empowerment and the building of social capital

COMMUNITY LINKS

spacerThe Mercury Centre supports the following community activities:
  • A website to promote support for people with a lived experience of mental health issues

  • Web pages about a two day symposium with the themes Affordable Housing - Sustainable Communities held in Petersham Town Hall, Sydney February 2008
 
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Welcome

 

The Mercury Centre specialises in building collaborative enterprises through consultancy, research, information, advice and training. We describe collaborative enterprise as a group of people working together to achieve a common goal. The recipients of the rewards or dividends from that effort may range from the group themselves through to the entire community. The Mercury Centre cultivates a business approach based on ethical values through providing services that strengthen organisational capacity. We promote the values of co-operation and teamwork; innovation and learning; empowerment; ethical conduct; open communication; and fairness.

We work with people wishing to build strong enterprises with values and ethics as an integral component of their activities. We have an interest in working with people who have limited access to appropriate business skills, support and practices, in particular the community, social enterprise, and regional Australia sectors.