Community Shares Practitioners can help you develop your business idea into a successful Standard Mark-awarded share offer.

Our practitioners can help you develop your community share offer, providing support on your business model, community engagement, governance and funding strategies.

Our Licensed Practitioners can also review your share offer in order for it to be awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark.

There are Community Shares Practitioners across the UK and many specialise in certain sectors, such as retail, heritage or community energy.

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Co-operative Business Consultants and Co-operative Alternatives

Jo has considerable experience in co-operative business advice, business and financial planning, crowd funding, board mentoring and governance,...

The Community Shares Company

Dave has 14 years' experience of working with community enterprise, helping to raise over £1.1 in community shares.

Self-employed

Anne co-founded Morecambe Bay Community Renewables in 2011 and was the main author of their three successful share offer documents. She has...

SD Consultancy

Shamsher has worked with Development Agencies and has management experience at senior level in Economic Development, Education, & Social...

Green Fox Community Energy Co-operatives

Ben has worked in the renewable energy industry for 20 years and in 2012 co-founded the Green Fox Community Energy Co-operative. 

Co-operatives and Mutual Solutions (CMS)

Dave has advised 36 completed community share issues over the last 15 years raising £6 million of shares often topped up with other forms of...

Grand Union Community Energy Ltd. (GUCE)

Retired Chartered IT Practitioner and teacher. Secretary of GUCE and renewable energy activist.

Elderflower Legal & Secretarial Services

Mark Johnson is a commercial solicitor and ICSA-qualified Company Secretary with over 21 years’ experience of developing successful new business...

Supporters Direct

James has worked in the sports sector for more than 10 years. He has spent the majority of that time providing development support to sports clubs...

Self-Employed

Dale has 25 years experience of working with a variety of communities, developing community plans, community organisations and services.

Melia Business Solutions

Helen is a business adviser specialising in community finance, having had personal experience of setting up and running an award-winning community...

Co-operative Alternatives

Based in Northern Ireland, Tiziana holds a ILM Certificate in Social Enterprise Support and have been involved in co-operative development since...

Plymouth Energy Community

I have been involved in the Community Energy sector for the past 3 years, involving the preparatory work leading to the establishment and on-going...

CLIMATE POSITIVE

Andrew has 16 years of experience working with social and community enterprises, including:

Co-op Culture

Mark is an experienced community entrepreneur and advisor, specialising in enterprise working towards social and environmental change.

Plunkett Foundation

Donna has worked for Plunkett Foundation for eleven years and is currently a frontline project manager.

CDA (Brave Ltd)

Hilary joined the CDA in 1996 and is a SFEDI accredited social enterprise business adviser who specialises in advising on co-operative and...

Ekopia Resource Exchange Limited

Alex has been chair of Ekopia Ltd. since its creation in 2001 and has direct experience of various community share issues. He lectures and...

Co-operative Futures

Jo has been providing business consultancy to co-operatives and community owned enterprises for more than twenty years. The depth and extent of...

Self-employed

Hugh has 16 years’ experience of working with businesses and community groups on business plans, financial projections, and funding applications...

Co-op Culture and Acorn Co-op Support

Andy is an experienced ecological community entrepreneur with a speciality in housing co-ops, land trusts, community ownership and worker co-ops...