Social Enterprise Development


What I offer

Support for social enterprise start up and development.

I can help you refine your ideas, identify the best formal organisational structure, develop a business plan, or for more established enterprises, help you grow your business.

And if you feel a bit stuck or overwhelmed, I can help you move forward to identifying your next steps to move forward.

Bio

Since 2006 I have broadened my interests from sustainable transport to encompass a number of local east London environmental organisations, and have served in a formal capacity for 3 not-for-profit NGOs:

  • Chair, GREEN 2012 – 2017. In 2012 GREEN raised £30,000 via a community share scheme and now operates solar panel arrays on roof of Forest Recycling Project & Organiclea.
  • Co-chair (and formerly treasurer), Waltham Forest LETS 2009 – 2018. WFLETS is an alternative local currency with 250 members who buy and sell services using ‘beams’.
  • Director, Hornbeam Centre 2013 – 2017. Established in 1991, Hornbeam is based in Walthamstow runs a number of environmental projects via its ‘Low Cost Living’ programme, has a vegan community cafe, hires out space to local organisations, and acts as an incubator for social enterprises.