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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The Community Shares Company

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

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.

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...


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...

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...


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


Ian is passionate about leveling the playing field.

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...