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 18 years' experience of working with community and social businesses, helping to raise over £9m in community...

Locality

John works with Locality supporting community enterprises with business planning, community buildings projects and accessing finance including...

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. 

Loblen Consultancy

Paul is an experienced practitioner providing support to social and community enterprises.  His specialisms include business development,...

Co-operatives and Mutual Solutions (CMS)

Dave has advised over 50 completed community share issues over the last 18 years raising £11 million of shares often...

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...

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...

CLIMATE POSITIVE

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

Plunkett Foundation

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

CDA (Brave Ltd)

Hilary has been supporting new and existing co-operatives since 1996 and community shares initiatives since 2010. The need for these models of...

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...