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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Our Community Enterprise CIC

Michael has over 25 years of financial management and fundraising within the voluntary and public sectors, including company formation, business...

The Community Shares Company

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

Self-employed

Anne co-founded Morecambe Bay Community Renewables in 2011 and was the main author of their three successful share offer documents. She has...

Green Fox Community Energy Co-operatives

Ben has worked in the renewable energy industry for 20 years and in 2012 co-founded the Green Fox Community Energy Co-operative. 

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...

Elderflower Legal & Secretarial Services

Mark Johnson is a commercial solicitor and ICSA-qualified Company Secretary with over 21 years’ experience of developing successful new business...

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...

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...