Pulse Regeneration

Consultants: 6

Pulse Regeneration is one of the UK’s leading voluntary, community and social enterprise sector consultancies. Formed in 2001, we are approved providers for Big Potential Breakthrough to support investment readiness and Big Potential Advanced to help with contract readiness. We specialise in helping ventures to develop, grow, increase their social impact and achieve financial sustainability. Key areas of support include business planning, market development, governance, financial planning and measuring impact. Our approach is to work in close partnership with ventures, assisting with the grant application process and working with you to meet the specific requirements of your organisation. Our team is highly experienced, having worked in the sector for many years, and we have strong connections with social investors and an in-depth understanding of commissioning and procurement processes.  Our aim is to offer value for money support, and tailored responses to help achieve your goals.  We would be very pleased to discuss your project, investment and contract ideas with you, with a view to acting as your support provider. Please do get in touch on 0151 475 7000 or by email at [email protected]

Supporters Direct Club Development

Consultants: 4

We are the leading organisation developing and promoting community ownership in sport. We have 15 years experience and have helped more than 50 sports clubs become thriving social enterprises. We are owned by the clubs that we have helped create, develop or support.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Consultants: 9

The NCVO team of consultants are all senior level experts in specialist fields (e.g. social finance, bidding for contracts, consortium development, impact measurement, scaling up) and have themsleves held senior roles in charities. We underestand the complex challenges faced by today's charity and social enterprise leaders. We are happy to work with organsiatons based anywhere in England. 

RZ Hankins Consultancy

Consultants: 3

We will guide you through all the stages you need to go through to be ready to bid for contracts worth over £1M.  With 25+ years experience each of working in and with charities and social enterprises, we are perfectly placed to support you from our knowledge and experience.

Acumen CIC and UNW LLP

Consultants: 1

UNW is a leading independent firm of chartered accountants based in Newcastle with experience of advising charities and social enterprises to secure investment. We are working in partnership with Acumen CIC who support social entrepreneurs and enable social enterprises to start, develop and grow their businesses.

The Ideas Mine CIC

Consultants: 5

The Ideas Mine has just celebrated its tenth anniversary. Over that time we have worked with a wide range of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, helping to build them (and sometimes the buildings they work from) and position them to achieve their potential.

We specialise in

  • Strategic business development
  • Social investment strategy and development
  • Social Return on Investment
  • Asset development
  • Governance and board development
  • Product development
  • Policy development



Social Enterprise Support Centre Ltd

Consultants: 2

SESC provides expert support for not for profit groups and organisations looking to develop trading strategies. We will advise on the appropriate business model for your legal form; help to devise strategies to access particular sectors such as health and social care, community services, catering, recycling, criminal justice, arts, childcare etc.  Sales and marketing training using tried and tested tools together with business planning and strategy setting. We will support your growth plans whether through merger or asset development and help with finding investment.

Mutual Ventures

Consultants: 11

Mutual Ventures is a socially focussed consultancy operating nation wide and committed to supporting VCSEs to grow sustainably. We have worked with social enterprises and charities across the UK to develop growth strategies, implement effective processes, and secure new business and investment. We are specialists at supporting organisations to bid for public sector contracts.

We are a friendly team with a deep knowledge of public sector commissioning and the challenges faced by social enterprises and charities. Our consultants bring expertise from a variety of backgrounds in the voluntary sector, local government, and the commercial sector.      

We can support you with all aspects of contract readiness, including:

  • business development – identifying opportunities, writing bids and responding to tenders
  • strategy and business planning – evaluating your position in the market, examining your operating model, and testing your financial resilience
  • process improvement – improving management information and developing a opportunities/sales pipeline
  • capturing social value – developing a robust social value proposition and using it to create a competitive advantage in bids.

To date, we have had a 100% success rate in supporting our clients secure Big Potential Advanced funding.

To learn more about us, visit our website. If you would like to have a chat about working together, call us on (020) 3714 3900 or contact us via email.