Social Value Business

Consultants: 6

Supported organisations in developing an additional £168 million of income, through trading, commissioning, funding and fundraising (£65 million income through commissioning with the public sector).

Created 120 social and values led organisations across the legal framework spectrum, which includes; charities, social enterprises and trading subsidiaries.

Led the community enterprise development for RVS (Royal Voluntary Service), retail, catering and community services.

RTC North Limited

Consultants: 3

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Working with organisations and individuals in both the public and private sector, RTC services are designed to help clients innovate, improve and grow. To allow us to offer this and an enhanced package of support to VCSEs under the Big Potential programme, we have now teamed up with specialist advisors and the team at Tait Walker Chartered Accountants to deliver full investment readiness projects across the North of England.

Since 2002, RTC has been engaged in delivering innovation services to NHS Trusts and in helping them to harness new product and service ideas that will improve patient care. Through this work, we recognise the important contribution made by VCSEs. Working within local communities, these social enterprises play a major role in the health education and wellbeing agenda and we want to help more of these inspiring organisations increase their social impact and ultimately their ability to change peoples' lives.

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. 

Social Enterprise Marketing

Consultants: 2

Founded in 2010, we are an innovative Marketing,Communications and Social Business Development organisation with a Vision to become a leading enterprise in sustainable social business growth development. 

We specialise in delivering a range of tailored strategies, campaigns and workshops in;

- Strategic Marketing (online and offline and new digital technology)

- Social Impact Marketing 

- Brand Development 

- Content and Communications Marketing 

- CSR modelling 

- Online Marketing 

- Campaign Development 

Bidright UK

Consultants: 4

Bidright provides end-to-end bidding and associated contract readiness services to a range of organisations, from large companies turning over £50m+ through to small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises. Our clients operate predominantly within education/skills and welfare to work sectors. We also have expertise with young people, offenders, families, health+sport, disabilities, art+culture.

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.

The Young Foundation

Consultants: 1

 

The Young Foundation has developed a range of tools for teaching VCSE's about social investment and how to access it. These range from fun, accessible games that introduce basic concepts, through to sophisticated support around financial modeling and structuring investments.  
 
Here is a summary of the services we offer:
 
1. Overview of the social investment market

a. What is social investment?

b. When is it appropriate?

c. How do you access it?

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