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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Our Community Enterprise CIC

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

The Community Shares Company

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

Co-op Culture / Cooperantics LLP

Nathan has been delivering support and training to co-operatives, community enterprises and trading charities since 1998.

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...

Sporting Assets

Paul works with Sporting Assets, a social enterprise that helps develop sustainable sports organisations, by helping them take ownership of...

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...

Leeds Community Homes

Josh has numerous years experience in the co-operative sector, working in the community led housing sector and worker co-ops as well as...

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...

Locality

Sophie has over 10 years’ experience in the social enterprise sector as a volunteer, director and accredited SFEDI business advisor.

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 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.

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...

Co-op Assistance Network

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

Sharenergy

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

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...

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...