Enterprise Support And Development

  • Supported development of emergency business reviews and remodelling for social enterprises with Unltd as part of initial Covid recovery programme at the start of the pandemic
  • Developed and delivered offender enterprise programme for prisoners as part of their preparation for release from prison
  • Approved provider of support to start-up and growth companies through Growth Hub programmes
  • Coach to growth businesses within several university’s business support programmes
  • 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 rural communities programme)
  • Specialist co-operative and social enterprise support through Business Link Yorkshire, Business Link NorthWest and The Social Enterprise People (formerly known as the Cambridge Co-operative Development Agency)
  • Guest lecturer on social entrepreneurship to Cambridge University, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Sheffield
  • Creation of 2 new social firms creating employment for people experiencing mental ill health as part of national pilot programme (‘The Bee’s Knees’ – see video clip)
  • Guest speaker on ‘Rural and urban perspectives on co-operative development’ at national research conference for the UK Society of Co-operative Studies
  • Guest speaker on ‘Models to support offenders with mental ill health gain and sustain employment through enterprise development’ at NACRO national conference
  • Prevented insolvency of regional social enterprise supporting homeless
  • Instigation of regional flagship incubator for social enterprises (pdf report available) on behalf of East of England Development Agency
  • Created new framework to research community needs in respect of proposing further workspace developments in local communities (pdf report available) on behalf of the Enterprise Trust and National Lottery
  • Development and delivery of programme to encourage enterprise aspiration within a local prison
  • Supported national project to explore the role of business incubators in supporting homeless entrepreneurs (pdf report and presentation available)
  • business advisor to student startups via various University programmes
  • review and delivery of distance learning course on financial management in charities and social enterprises

Enterprise Support and Development

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