Helen Melia

Co-operative advisor

Melia Business Solutions

Business planning
Community shares
Community shares Standard Mark
Converting to a co-op
Engagement and consultation, including volunteering
Financial management and planning
Fundraising (social investment)
Fundraising (grant)
Governance (legal options)
Governance (set up)
Organisational development (start-up)
Organisational development (growth)
South East
East of England
Helen Melia

Helen Melia has been running and advising community businesses since 2008. With extensive knowledge of the field, she offers confident and expert guidance to both start-up and existing businesses, guiding them through the challenges they face.

Helen has worked professionally with many community and social enterprises in a wide range of sectors, assisting some outstandingly successful start-ups and helping regenerate older businesses needing a refresh.

In her spare time she has set up and worked on the management team of an award-winning enterprise for many years, giving her invaluable hands-on experience and insight.

With a particular interest in community shares, she offers in-depth knowledge of community investment and is fully licensed by the Community Shares Unit to award the Standard Mark to share offers that meet national standards of good practice.

Helen is Licensed by the Community Shares Unit to award the Community Shares Standard Mark.