The Hive Providers

The Hive providers are contracted to deliver direct support and training on behalf of The Hive. They have all been specially selected based on their skills and experience and knowledge of co-ops. 

If you're in the early stages of your application, consider making contact with a Hive provider in your area. They will usually be happy to have an initial conversation with you and explain a little more about The Hive and how it works, what kind of support you can benefit from and how to make the best application for support.

You can then indicate on your application to The Hive if there is a particular support provider you would like to work with. If successful, we will make every effort to allocate you to this support provider.

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Pathway 1: For start‑up groups and recently incorporated co-operatives

The Hive preferred providers

Contact

Regions

Adrian Ashton

Website

North West, Yorkshire
CASE

Website

East Midlands, Lincolnshire, East of England and North Yorkshire/Humberside

Climate Positive

Email

South West, UK-wide where no site visit necessary (e.g. financial projections, preparing share issues)

Co-op Culture

Website

UK-wide
Co-operative Alternatives

Website

Northern Ireland
Co-operative and Mutual Solutions

Website

UK-wide

Co-operative Assistance Network Limited

Website

South West, South East, London, East of England

Co-operative College CIO

Website

UK-wide
Co-operative Futures

Website

West Midlands, South East, South West

Co-operatives UK

Website

UK-wide
Community Empowerment Ltd

Website

South East, Mid-Southern

Community First in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Website

West Midlands, Worcestershire, Herefordshire 

The Community Shares Company Website UK-wide
Consultancy.coop LLP

Website

Wales
Cooperantics LLP

Website

England, Scotland, Wales
Corinna Hartwig Consulting

Website

East of England, London

Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency Limited

Website

West Midlands, East Midlands

Development in Social Enterprise CIC

Website

UK-wide
Development Trusts Association Wales

Website

Wales
Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency

Website

London, South East
Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC

Website

London, England
Kabin

Website

South West, Cornwall and West Devon

Locality

Website

UK-wide

Melia Business Solutions

Website

South East, East Anglia

MMT Enterprise Support

Website

South East, London

North East Business Innovation Centre

Website

North East
Plunkett Foundation Website UK-wide
Principle Six LLP

Website

London, South East
SD consultancy Website

West Midlands, Warwickshire

Seeds for Change Lancaster Co-operative Ltd

Website

UK-wide
Sharenergy Co-operative Ltd

Website

UK-wide
Sheffield Co-operative Development Group Limited

Website

Yorkshire & The Humber

Somerset Co-operative Services CIC

Website

South West, Somerset, Avon, Exeter, E Devon, North Devon, Mid-Devon

Sporting Assets

Website

UK-wide
Supporters Direct

Website

UK-wide
Wales Co-operative Centre

Website

Wales

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Pathway 2: For existing co‑operatives looking to grow and develop

The Hive preferred providers

Contact

Regions

Adrian Ashton

Website

North West, Yorkshire
CASE

Website

East Midlands, Lincolnshire, East of England and North Yorkshire/Humberside

Climate Positive

Email

South West, UK-wide where no site visit necessary (e.g. financial projections, preparing share issues)

Co-op Culture

Website

UK-wide
Co-operative Alternatives

Website

Northern Ireland
Co-operative and Mutual Solutions

Website

UK-wide

Co-operative Assistance Network Limited

Website

South West, South East, London, East of England

Co-operative Futures

Website

West Midlands, South East, South West

Co-operatives UK

Website

UK-wide
Community Empowerment Ltd

Website

South East, Mid-Southern

Community First in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Website

West Midlands, Worcestershire, Herefordshire 

The Community Shares Company Website UK-wide
Consultancy.coop LLP

Website

Wales
Cooperantics LLP

Website

England, Scotland, Wales
Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency Limited

Website

West Midlands, East Midlands

Development in Social Enterprise CIC

Website

UK-wide
Development Trusts Association Wales

Website

Wales
Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency

Website

London, South East
Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC

Website

London, England
Kabin

Website

South West, Cornwall and West Devon

Locality

Website

UK-wide

Melia Business Solutions

Website

South East, East Anglia

MMT Enterprise Support

Website

South East, London

North East Business Innovation Centre

Website

North East
Plunkett Foundation Website UK-wide
Principle Six LLP

Website

London, South East
SD consultancy Website

West Midlands, Warwickshire

Seeds for Change Lancaster Co-operative Ltd

Website

UK-wide
Sharenergy Co-operative Ltd

Website

UK-wide
Sheffield Co-operative Development Group Limited

Website

Yorkshire & The Humber

Somerset Co-operative Services CIC

Website

South West, Somerset, Avon, Exeter, E Devon, North Devon, Mid-Devon

Sporting Assets

Website

UK-wide
Supporters Direct

Website

UK-wide
Wales Co-operative Centre

Website

Wales

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Pathway 3: For businesses looking to convert to co‑operative or community ownership

The Hive preferred providers

Contact

Regions

Adrian Ashton

Website

North West, Yorkshire
CASE

Website

East Midlands, Lincolnshire, East of England and North Yorkshire/Humberside

Climate Positive

Email

South West, UK-wide where no site visit necessary (e.g. financial projections, preparing share issues)

Co-op Culture

Website

UK-wide
Co-operative Alternatives

Website

Northern Ireland
Co-operative and Mutual Solutions

Website

UK-wide

Co-operative Assistance Network Limited

Website

South West, South East, London, East of England

Co-operative College CIO

Website

UK-wide
Co-operative Futures

Website

West Midlands, South East, South West

Co-operatives UK

Website

UK-wide
Community Empowerment Ltd

Website

South East, Mid-Southern

The Community Shares Company Website UK-wide
Consultancy.coop LLP

Website

Wales
Cooperantics LLP

Website

England, Scotland, Wales
Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency Limited

Website

West Midlands, East Midlands

Development in Social Enterprise CIC

Website

UK-wide
Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency

Website

London, South East
Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC

Website

London, England
Kabin

Website

South West, Cornwall and West Devon

Locality

Website

UK-wide

Melia Business Solutions

Website

South East, East Anglia

North East Business Innovation Centre

Website

North East
Plunkett Foundation Website UK-wide
Principle Six LLP

Website

London, South East
SD consultancy Website

West Midlands, Warwickshire

Sharenergy Co-operative Ltd

Website

UK-wide
Sheffield Co-operative Development Group Limited

Website

Yorkshire & The Humber

Somerset Co-operative Services CIC

Website

South West, Somerset, Avon, Exeter, E Devon, North Devon, Mid-Devon

Sporting Assets

Website

UK-wide
Supporters Direct

Website

UK-wide
Wales Co-operative Centre

Website

Wales

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In addition, there are other advisers across the country who are not affiliated to The Hive. These are listed in Co-operatives UK's directory.

Updated: 09/04/2019