This directory lists co-op practitioners offering a range of expert services for new-start co-ops, existing co-ops and businesses looking to convert to co-ops. Use the 'programmes' filter to find practitioners for The Hive and Community Shares programmes.
- Community shares (25)
- Governance (set up) (23)
- Fundraising (social investment) (22)
- Governance (legal options) (20)
- Business planning (19)
- Engagement and consultation, including volunteering (19)
- Organisational development (start-up) (8)
- Organisational development (growth) (7)
- Financial management and planning (4)
- Developing/managing assets (3)
- Fundraising (grant) (3)
- Converting to a co-op (2)
- Social impact measurement (2)
- Community led housing (1)
- Organisational development (diversification) (1)
- (-) Community shares Standard Mark (11)
- (-) Business turnaround (organisations in crisis) (1)
- (-) Organisational development (maturity) (1)
Our Community Enterprise CIC
Michael has over 25 years of experience in financial management and fundraising within the voluntary and public sectors, including company formation, business planning, building purchase, income…
The Community Shares Company
Dave has more than 20 years' experience of working with community and social businesses, helping raise over £17m from over 65 community shares issues in the last 8 years.
I am the strategic adviser to the Community Shares Unit, now partly retired, but still working in a freelance capacity a couple of days a month.
Chris works as an advisor for the Plunkett Foundation and as a Peer Broker for Power to Change, advising community businesses and helping them develop strategies that support their long-term…
Andrew Shadrake – ClimatePositive
Andrew has 15 years’ experience assisting community businesses in renewable energy, urban regeneration, food, arts, health and climate change. A former solicitor, he specialises in legal structures…
Eva Goudouneix is Repowering London’s Community Development Manager.
Diana is an experienced small business advisor and facilitator specialising in communities, social enterprise and asset transfer and development. She draws on her training as a building surveyor and…
Mark is an experienced community entrepreneur and advisor, specialising in enterprise working towards social and environmental change.
Co-operative Assistance Network
Hilary has been supporting new and existing co-operatives since 1996 and community shares initiatives since 2010.
Jo has been providing support and training co-operative, community businesses and mutual organisations since 2000.
Acorn Co-op Support and Co-op Culture
Andy is an experienced ecological community entrepreneur with a speciality in housing co‑ops, land trusts, community ownership and worker co‑ops that have an ecological or sustainability focus.