ATQ Consultants

Consultants: 3

ATQ is both a Big Potential Breakthrough and Advanced provider


ATQ supports VCSEs and other organisations to:

  • become investment ready, and raise capital for start-up, growth or specific contracts, including Social Impact Bonds (SIBs); 
  • sustain and grow their enterprises, by analysing markets and identifying opportunities and prospects within them; and
  • gear up to operate in competitive, commercial markets and win specific contracts. 

We are ATQ because we always aim to “answer the question” put to us by our clients.

The Social Investment Consultancy

Consultants: 3

TSIC was founded in 2008 by three social entrepreneurs with the goal of creating more effective partnerships between the for and non-profit sectors. We now have a team of six staff in London with backgrounds and experience ranging from management consulting and finance to social entrepreneurship and international development. We also work with a range of associates and have offices in New York and Dubai.

We offer services to VCSEs in the following areas:


Consultants: 3

ClearlySo is a financial intermediary, advising high impact businesses and charities on raising capital. We provide corporate finance and financial advisory services to organisations with capital raising ambitions of over £250k. Founded in 2008, ClearlySo has helped over 50 clients raise in excess of £60m.

For contact details please see Full Description.

Groundwork Sheffield

Consultants: 10

We are a team of Business Specialists, nationally recognised for our expertise and abilities in investment readiness, risk management, marketing and growth. Our approach is a proven model that combines targeted technical support with appropriate one to one mentoring, with the sole aim of getting the right form of investment for your business model.

Our advisors all have their own specific skill-sets and experience. To help you understand what they can offer, you can read more about their experience below.


Steve Buckley


Consultants: 3

Resonance is a social impact investment company with over 14 years of experience working with social enterprises throughout the UK.  We help social enterprises prepare for and raise capital from investors who value both their impact ambition and business model.   We have particular expertise in homelessness, community-led projects, education, health, social care and criminal justice.  We also create and manage impact investment funds and currently over £100m under management.  The Resonance team of 30, works from offices in Launceston, Manchester, Bristol and London. 

Social Finance

Consultants: 6

We are dedicated to finding ways to raise capital through robust investment propositions and are committed to driving financial innovation in the sector by designing investment products that deliver measurable social and financial return. We also have a broad range of research and advisory capabilities with which to enhance understanding and engagement with the social investor market.


Consultants: 4

Acevo is the association representing chief executives of VCSE organisations and as such we offer solutions that are based on a solid understanding of issues facing the third sector.

We provide tailored investment readiness support packages that recognise the barriers that VCSE organisations often face when taking on social investment - from risk aversity, to unfamiliarity with investment techniques to help with financial modelling.