Buzzacott and Investing for Good

Consultants: 6

Investing for Good and Buzzacott are working in partnership to better meet the needs of mature VCSEs across the UK, who can benefit from access to the complementary skills and long history of VCSE engagement of two sector-focused firms to meet investment readiness and capital raising needs.


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:

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

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

The Learning Team Consultancy Ltd

Consultants: 2

The Learning Team Consultancy Ltd's aim is to enable voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to develop, improve, survive and grow. We work with all organisations from small community groups to larger organisations and our services are flexible and accessible to meet the needs of the client organisation.  We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne and work across the North of England and further afield.

Through the Big Potential programme we are able to offer support in the following areas:


Consultants: 8

Aleron is a social impact consulting firm dedicated to helping individuals, organisations, and governments to create positive change in society. We believe that with the right resources, tools, and knowledge, it is possible to solve even the most egregious social problems through individual and collective action. 

At Aleron, we have passion for solving social problems and a sincere desire to help our clients improve their impact. Our team stimulates new ideas and fresh thinking. We have seen first-hand the tremendous impact that social action can have in transforming society – whether lobbying for fairer laws or enriching the life of a child in need. 


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.