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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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.

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...

Grand Union Community Energy Ltd. (GUCE)

Retired Chartered IT Practitioner and teacher. Secretary of GUCE and renewable energy activist.

Supporters Direct

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...

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...

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.

Plunkett Foundation

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

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...