The Hive is a non-profit venture led by The Co-operative Academy of Manchester. The academy is a secondary school with a vision for the whole of the Blackley community to be abuzz with opportunity.


The Hive was created by a strong partnership of organisations, including the academy’s sponsors The Co-operative Group, Manchester City Council, Northwards Housing and Yes Manchester. The Hive is run in accordance with the Co-operative Values and Principles. In particular, the academy and The Hive’s users believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.

As Manchester excels in creative and digital industries, we are especially interested in speaking to those who could establish such a business in Blackley.