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

Locality

John works with Locality supporting community enterprises with business planning, community buildings projects and accessing finance including...

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...

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...

Co-operative Alternatives

Based in Northern Ireland, Tiziana holds a ILM Certificate in Social Enterprise Support and have been involved in co-operative development since...

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...