Consultants: 1

CASE has an excellent reputation as trusted advisers and for supporting sustainable organisations to achieve social impact. We apply our strong social values and principles to provide a valuable and effective service that is tailored for the needs of our clients. We can assist to:

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.

RTC North Limited

Consultants: 3

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. 


Consultants: 2

Locality is the national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations.  Our team of business advisors operate right across England and have significant experience of supporting both Investment Readiness and Contract Readiness projects.  We have supported investment and contract readiness projects in the fields of: heritage buildings, managed workspace development, renewable energy, childcare and health, and in the past three years (2013-2015) have supported organisations to raise investment and win contracts to the value of over £12m.  We are interested in talking to a

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



Sporting Assets

Consultants: 6

Sporting Assets provides a bespoke and comprehensive business development service for community sports organisations.

We help organisations who are looking to secure social investment, develop new facilities, secure asset transfers or develop new revenue streams.We are both Big Potential Breakthrough and Big Potential Advanced Approved Providers.

Our two key specialisms are;

Fresh Management Solutions

Consultants: 6

We think that life is complicated enough without advice and learning that is loaded with theory and jargon! As social entrepreneurs in our own right our approach is practical and relevant because we deal with the challenges of investment readiness in our own organisations.

We have a strong track record in business planning, governance, financial planning and social investment with the skills, knowledge and experience to best position you for a successful fundraising programme and a sustainable organisation in the longer term.
We are proud of our work, our client relationships and the positive feedback we receive. This has been achieved through a practical solutions-based approach and commitment to our clients’ success.