Rochdale Pioneers Organisation

The Rochdale Pioneers Organisation (RPO) is based out of Rochdale in Greater Manchester, England. Our main objective is to help those in our community to become entrepreneurs and thus create new businesses and jobs.

The RPO accomplishes these goals by offering new and current members with support and advice. Starting a new business is hard and doing it on your own can be daunting.

There are numerous pitfalls that one must avoid if they hope to last. The best way to learn how to manage and grow a business while avoiding those pitfalls is by modelling your structure after one that has already succeeded.

This is where the RPO comes in. We pair fresh ideas with proven methods to improve the economic system of our community for all involved.

Rebuilding Rochdale
The Rochdale area has historically been a centre of commerce for all of England. However, over the last few decades, it has become more of a residential community than a hub of business.

The Rochdale Pioneers want to change that and return Rochdale and the surrounding communities to their former glory as true ‘Pioneers’ in business. With the reinvestment in Rochdale’s downtown historical area, the landscape is primed for new entrepreneurs to step forward.

Our members are eager to see this resurgence in our beautiful community. Nestled in the foothills of the South Pennines on the River Roch, Rochdale is ready for the growth and prosperity your new business can bring.

How We Help
The Rochdale Pioneers Organisation offers its members many benefits. Among them are:

  • Advice from experienced, seasoned business people
  • Connections to others in your industry
  • Financial services and advice
  • Community involvement and support
  • Resource pooling and assistance
  • Much, much more!!!

Who We Are
The RPO membership roster holds some of the most influential names in the United Kingdom From solicitors to grocers and accountants to Zumba instructors, we have people from all areas. We also have some fantastic success stories underneath our belt from industries like internet casinos and casino game portals. Some of the companies from the aforementioned industries are casumo and leovegas.

These people know first-hand what it is like to be in your position. Having an idea or product you want to capitalise on but having no idea how to start can be frustrating.

We want to help alleviate that frustration and encourage you to keep pushing forward until you see your goals within reach. Then we hope to push you beyond to achieve more than you ever dreamed possible.

Each member of The Rochdale Pioneers Organisation was once just like you. They started somewhere and likely hit many of those pitfalls we spoke of earlier. Yet they were not dissuaded from pushing on.

THAT is what we hope to do for our fellow Rochdale community members with that spark of entrepreneurial spirit. We want to nurture that spirit and help it grow.

Cooperative Spirit
Rochdale is synonymous with the cooperative spirit that makes communities great. As the birthplace of the modern co-op movement, nothing less would make sense.

Our organisation takes pride in the historical significance of our community in the business world. As the first place to successfully combine the needs and resources of the consumers with those of the businesses in their area, Rochdale is the ideal setting to launch your new business.

Based in part on the principles put into place in 1844 by the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society, our organisation strives to keep Rochdale strong. This early predecessor of ours was noted for combining the idea of investing in the customer as well as the business.

Notable Residents
The most notable resident of Rochdale is likely Lord Byron, the poet. His writings are still studied in high schools and colleges throughout the world.

In the world of business, Rochdale boasts citizens such as Sir Peter Ogden. One of the founders of the United Kingdom’s largest computer businesses, Computacenter.