Working Together Project: Interview with Anni Townend by National Co-operative Archive published on 2018-06-26T12:43:02Z Interview recorded: 23/04/2018 Interviewee: Anni Townend Interviewer: Philippa Lewis *interview begins at 00:29 Image: Down to Earth reunion 2017 [00:00:08] General discussion of worker co-operatives in Sheffield. [00:04:00] Anni Townend discusses how she first came to be involved in Down to Earth. [00:08:22] Discusses previous awareness of co-operatives. [00:12:47] Discussion of the interview process at Down to Earth. [00:17:12] Anni discusses her particular interest in the type of working at Down to Earth. [00:20:39] Discusses the setting up of DtE. [00:30:18] Talks about links with/awareness of other workers co-ops/networks, including Suma. [00:33:38] Discusses decision making within the co-op. [00:37:20] Discussion of feminism within the co-op. [00:38:52] Talks about involvement with Down to Earth and Lifespan (housing collective) involvement with ICOM. [00:47:53] Discusses leaving Down to Earth to join Lifespan (housing collective.) [00:50:40] Talks about career as leadership consultant and executive coach, after being involved in Down to Earth and Lifespan, and values within this.