• ENTERPRISE SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT
    ENTERPRISE SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT
    Business adviser for the Enterprise Trust (local enterprise agency covering Pennine Lancashire)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • FEASIBILITY STUDIES
    FEASIBILITY STUDIES
    Drafted ‘how to’ guides on undertaking feasibility studies for social enterprise support network to disseminate to its members
  • 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
  • FAITH-BASED GROUPS
    FAITH-BASED GROUPS
    Led discussion groups within a regional & national project exploring how churches can create and support social enterprise

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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