Manchester, N.H.—CCA Global’s Howard Brodsky traveled to the United Kingdom this week to give the keynote address to European business leaders at the annual Co-operative Retail Conference held at Stratford Manor in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK. Brodsky was the only speaker from the United States to address the conference.
Brodsky’s presentation focused on the cooperative retail powerhouse he co-founded and established in 1984—CCA Global Partners. Through shared insights from over 30 years of successful business, Brodsky helped conference attendees find ways they can grow and improve their own companies.
In addition to sharing his story and perspective with the international attendees, Brodsky discussed his newest initiative, Cooperatives for a Better World, a non-profit which promotes the cooperative business model as a mode of sustainable job and wealth creation. According to the International Cooperative Alliance, the cooperative business model is proven to empower individuals and gives more people ownership in the businesses they use every day.
Brodsky’s presentation this week follows other international speeches he has recently given in Quebec, Panama, and Turkey. He encourages others to use the business model that has been so successful for his own company saying, “As business leaders who want to innovate and empower individuals, it is important for us to share our unique stories.” CCA Global Partners, a $10.8 billion company, has helped thousands of independent businesses thrive.