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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Jo Bird has been a successful and practical co-operator since 1993 when she co-founded a housing co-operative in Manchester.

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...

Wales Co-operative Centre

Claudia is a Business Adviser with the Wales Co-operative Centre. She has a background in youth work and student volunteering.


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

Community Ownership Support Service - Development Trusts Association Scotland

Jeff Scales is the Head of Services for Locality in the North and Central regions and has worked in both the public and the voluntary/community...


Ian is passionate about leveling the playing field.

Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency

Andy has over 30 years’ experience in the co-operative, mutual and social enterprise sectors as a manager, director and business coach.