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

All Registered Practitioners listed on our Directory can confidently help you develop your community share offer, providing support on your business model, community engagement, governance and funding strategies.

Our Licensed Practitioners are additionally accredited to 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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The Community Shares Company

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

Power to Change

John is Head of Social Investment Programmes at Power to Change where he works on community shares, pubs, housing and energy projects led by...

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...

Sporting Assets

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...

Andy has been investing in community shares for a decade and has helped to establish several co-operative societies in the Borders.

Community Ownership Support Service - Development Trusts Association Scotland
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...

Co-op Culture

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

Power to Change

Alex is a Programme Manager at Power to Change where she supports community businesses across England to grow and become more financially...

Sharenergy

I have worked for Sharenergy since 2012, helping community groups across the UK to set up renewable energy cooperatives and societies, 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...