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 14 years' experience of working with community enterprise, helping to raise over £1.1 in community shares.

Co-op Culture / Cooperantics LLP

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

SD Consultancy

Shamsher has worked with Development Agencies and has management experience at senior level in Economic Development, Education, & Social...

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 36 completed community share issues over the last 15 years raising £6 million of shares often topped up with other forms of...

Melia Business Solutions

Helen is a business adviser specialising in community finance, having had personal experience of setting up and running an award-winning community...

Co-op Culture

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

Plunkett Foundation

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

CDA (Brave Ltd)

Hilary joined the CDA in 1996 and is a SFEDI accredited social enterprise business adviser who specialises in advising on co-operative and...

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...