Tiziana O’Hara has been living in Northern Ireland for the past 20 years and most of her working life has been spent in the local community, voluntary and social economy sector. Tiziana is one of the founder members of Co-operative Alternatives and has a passion for member-led organisations embracing the principles of co-operation and the values of fairness, equality and solidarity.
Co-operative Alternatives (www.coopalternatives.coop ) is a co-operative development body based in Belfast offering support and expert knowledge to existing and emerging co-operatives across the region.
Co-operative Alternatives services range from legal, business to finance planning and we provide support and training to a variety of co-operatives and community benefit societies in a variety of sectors such as food, farming, energy and housing. Tiziana is a licensed practitioner for community shares and has advised ten community share offers in the region.