We are a co-operative of co-operative and community entrepreneurs specialising in social change through sustainable enterprise.
Our members and associates support co-operatives, community enterprises, social enterprises and transition enterprises to start and develop.
We work with with bakers, foresters, coppicers, makers, producers, orchard keepers, brewers, growers, grocers, community energy projects, co-op pubs, community land trusts, housing co-ops - anyone looking to create democratically owned enterprises working for social change.
Our aim is to help create sustainable local economies by supporting new and existing community and co-operative enterprise.
The award winning Humane Wildlife Solutions is your 100% humane non-lethal and ethical alternative to pest control. We can offer you a service where we can help you overcome wildlife conflict on your properties both domestic and commercial. We do this by repelling and deterring rather than the current methods offered by pest control services of trapping and killing.
We believe we can all live side by side, humans and wildlife. If there is conflict then we will help you overcome this by using humane methods only.
I am a qualified and experienced business advisor, with a specialism in co-operatives, social enterprises and ethical businesses. I have advised hundreds of enterprises & entrepreneurs since 1998 and hold a Level 5 Certificate in Social Enterprise Support and Professional Liability insurance cover up to £1M. I have advised vegan businesses in the past and helped with business planning, market research, levering finance and choice of appropriate legal structure. I have also assisted with training and governance/human resources guidance for key players in the vegan/whole food sector.
I can help with
- Financial projections & attracting investment
- Marketing strategy development
- Business planning
- Choice and registration of Legal structure
- Governance and management
- Organisational design
- Directors' duties training
- Involving stakeholders in your business (e.g. bringing customers or workers into ownership)
I have been vegan since 1990, and what makes my work with ethical/campaigning businesses is that I walk the walk. I dedicated over 20 years to animal rights activism, and in addition to professional roles have occupied key management roles in housing co-operatives, credit unions, worker co-operatives and served on the national committee of the Hunt Saboteurs Association as research and press officer.
My rates are competitive in the business support market and good customer feedback indicates I offer good value for money.
I’m Paul Maplesden, a freelance writer specializing in business, finance, and technology. I write content for websites, articles, blogs, and marketing materials, so if you have a vegan business, I’d love to help you out. I can write blog articles, product listings, descriptions for your website or anything else you need. I give discounts on my standard rates to vegans, and I’d love to hear from you.
[Note: Paul is based in North Carolina, USA but offers his writing services to the UK]
We're a vegan-owned and run web development and digital marketing company in Surbiton, South-West London.
We build websites and mobile sites, then we help grow the business through digital marketing.
15 years of knowledge and experience, and we're still learning every day, and loving every minute.
Our results are quite simply awesome - we can usually double or triple your existing business in less than a year.
So no matter what kind of business you have, large or small, contact us for vegan-friendly rates and join us for an almond-milk latte and a chat about your project!
Vegan Edge Consulting is a full service Business Development and Marketing agency working exclusively with vegan businesses and entrepreneurs. They offer Strategy and Planning, Branding and Marketing, Web Development and Graphic Design services.
Health & Safety Advisor, Chartered Member of IOSH and AIEMA. Years of hands-on health & safety management gained in a variety of industrial environments able to provide practical solutions and advice you can use. H&S can be a business benefit. Integrity, systems management & varied experience supported by veganism for over 25 years.