New Leaf New Life Business Solutions CICbreakthrough

North East
Consultants: 1
Westoe Crown Community Hub
Unit R9 Sea winnings Way
NE33 3NS South Shields
United Kingdom
New Leaf New Life was established in 2008 and operates as an associate model of specialist consultants. NLNL provides business support to emerging and established social enterprises trading in the North East. We specialise in legal structures and governance; developing models of mixed income incorporating loan finance; developing products and services; growth and replication; asset management and ownership; bid writing, contracts and commissions, marketing and strategic best practice. NLNL are currently delivering such support services to social enterprises that are delivering products and services in Health and Wellbeing; Health and Social Care; Mental Health; Food, Training and Employability; Women’s Only Service Provision; creative and cultural industries.

NlNL provides a targeted package of support and intervention within set timescales through a credible experienced stakeholder partnership that ensures social enterprises can operate within the wider social economy are business aware and ready in terms of recognising, preparing and negotiating opportunities that contribute and achieve their business sustainability and ensure a clear stakeholder dialogue and local ownership.  The outcome of such intervention is to: • Increase the business’s capacity to develop and manage buildings and services • Demonstrate entrepreneurial behavior and skills and financial knowledge • Develop sound understanding of the current and emerging market place and emerging policy and investment support landscape • Develop an action plan strategy for sustainability • Better understand and access social investment • Secure packages of social investment • Develop clear marketing and branding for better market positioning To achieve this NLNL journey of business intervention incorporates; business planning; building financial capacity and capabilities; financial profiling of social investment market place; preparing investment readiness documentation to support business case; product and service development; developing unit costs and full cost recovery models; developing marketing and branding materials and strategy; building financial knowledge within governance models; negotiating asset transfer process and terms of lease; bid writing and transferring bid writing and investment skills and knowledge; building the confidence of boards and CEO’s in terms of lending and loan repayment schedules; contracts and commissionable market place and developing models of social prescribing. NLNL sees itself as an honest broker within the social lending market place and  promotes these exciting opportunities to social enterprises trading in the NE.