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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Our Community Enterprise CIC

Michael has over 25 years of financial management and fundraising within the voluntary and public sectors, including company formation, business...

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,...

CLIMATE POSITIVE

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

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...

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...