This was a great experience for us and we will be collaborating with Co-op Web on some work very soon. @Cweb-Nick is also helping finally get registered by putting us in touch with Co-op Futures who will help us understand which rules will suit us in the long term.
We also chatted about doing a tech meetup in Birmingham to promote a co-operative approach (we already have a good venue) and even the possibility on holding the CoTech summit in Brum.
So, the lesson is if there are any other CoTech co-ops in your vicinity, get in touch and go meet them and hang out. That is the best way to build our movement.