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.