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Enterprise Support And Development

Enterprise Support And Development

Business adviser for the Enterprise Trust (local enterprise agency covering Pennine Lancashire) Principle provider of consultancy support to clients of Manchester Metropolitan University programme on assisting social enterprise Appraised proposals for support to develop new rural enterprises on behalf of the Plunkett foundation (Enterprise4inclusion programme) Support to new rural enterprises on behalf of NWDA (Strengthening […]

Training

Training

Associate tutor to The Co-operative College, specialising in governance and business development – lead associate on worker co-ops and social enterprise programmes Delivery of start-up training programmes for local enterprise agency – including the creation of a training programme on business planning which is now being used as a standard course for all their clients […]

Feasibility Studies

Feasibility Studies

Drafted ‘how to’ guides on undertaking feasibility studies for social enterprise support network to disseminate to its members Delivered training courses on how to undertake feasibility studies on behalf of social enterprise and voluntary sector infrastructure bodies Undertaken various studies for individual enterprises at both start-up and existing enterprise exploring diversification

Social Accounting & Impact Evaluation

Social Accounting & Impact Evaluation

Development of framework to identify the economic impact of micro-providers of health and social care services as part of a pilot national programme – this framework has not only identified the potential existence of market failure in this sector, but directly led to resource being secured for further investigation into this marketplace under the auspices […]

Project Management

Project Management

Successful delivery of 12 month ESF project in 5 months to support co-operatives and social enterprises to develop their business and management skills for Cambridge Co-operative Development Agency Delivery of national pilot creating new models of enterprise creation to enable people experiencing mental ill health (re)gain employment – (- see video clip: The Bee’s Knees) […]

Research

Research

Unparalleled research into training issues, needs and cultures of co-operative and social enterprises, with the findings benchmarked against charities and private sector (see report – ‘training issues for…’). Findings from this study were used to successfully secure resources for sector-specific training and support programmes Collated and comparatively analysed findings of individual in-country research into vocational […]

Faith-Based Groups

Faith-Based Groups

Led discussion groups within a regional & national project exploring how churches can create and support social enterprise Guest speaker at a seminar on creating a new theology for the Church to endorse and support social enterprise hosted by a leading theological college – this led to my being invited to draft a feature for […]

Adrian Ashton

I’m a recognised, approved and accredited provider of advice, consultancy, training and research to various social enterprises, charities, sector bodies and other organisations.

As you’ll see from the examples listed in my portfolio I work across various fields and I’m also a published commentator on policy and sector issues.

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