Courses at the New Economy Centre

The New Economy Centre at Selgars Mill is an immersive  work and play campus for building a democratic economy. We empower communities and individuals with both the practical and strategic tools they need to create change.

Courses and Events in 2021 and 2022

Enrol Camp -


November, December,

January, February

Book for the week, or even just a few days, while you focus on a project. You could meet colleagues and work on a sprint together. Or you could use this as a chance to take a break from a busy office. Or change up your home working environment.

We’ve created the perfect campus for movement builders, activists, and those collectively working towards economic democracy in the UK and beyond, to come and study, work and play. 



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Employee Ownership


Postponed to Spring 2022

Employee ownership has been around for many years with names like John Lewis and Scott Barder. The sector has seen real growth in recent years driven by a resurgence of values-led entrepreneurs with the 2014 finance act removing the disincentive for owners to sell their businesses into the ‘trust’ of their employees. Recent converts have included Riverford Organics, Aardman Animation, and Richer Sounds. This 3-day course will give help plan your next steps.



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Playground for the New Economy Festival 2022

12-14 July 2022

The Playground for the New Economy Festival is confirmed for its fourth year!

Join us to be challenged and inspired during a unique three days of provocative conversations, live podcasts, interactive workshops, idea surgeries, sustainable food, woodfired sauna, games, craft beer, and, of course, live music!

Tickets will go on sale from 7 December