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.
- Organisational development (start-up) (34)
- Governance (set up) (29)
- Organisational development (growth) (29)
- Community shares (27)
- Engagement and consultation, including volunteering (25)
- Governance (legal options) (25)
- Fundraising (social investment) (24)
- Business planning (21)
- Converting to a co-op (19)
- Developing/managing assets (4)
- Financial management and planning (4)
- Fundraising (grant) (4)
- Human resources (3)
- Organisational development (diversification) (3)
- Business turnaround (organisations in crisis) (2)
- Community led housing (2)
- Organisational development (maturity) (2)
- Social impact measurement (2)
- Standards (health and safety, regulation) (1)
- (-) Community shares Standard Mark (13)
- (-) Marketing / communications (including digital) (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.
Community Shares Scotland
Morven Lyon is the Programme Manager for Community Shares Scotland which is funded by the Scottish Government and National Lottery Community Fund to promote the use of community shares.
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…
Community Shares Scotland
Toby Sandison is a Development Officer with Community Shares Scotland, which provides fully-funded support to any Scottish communities wishing to issue community shares.
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.