Tag Archives: Enterprise Support

Community Enterprise & Skills CIC

C/O All Souls BoltonCES Logo
Astley Street

Rizwana Adam

Tel: 07886 341 364


Web: www.ceskills.org.uk



We are a group of local volunteers who have been supporting many members of the local community, predominantly Asian female ladies, with their personal, social and welfare development needs and providing an opportunity for them to meet and discuss their issues. We have about 3-5 volunteers actively engaging with the local community. As more women have gained awareness of our services there has been greater demand and we are now seeking to formally establish the group with a Constitution and as a NOT FOR PROFIT organisation for the benefits of the local community.

We are active in Pennine and Central Lancashire as well as North Greater Manchester and are keen to expand our services and provision to a wider area.

We have worked mainly with those in an unpaid carer’s role as well as supported those with confidence issues to develop themselves to become more active in their communities and seek employment and economic activity opportunities.




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Chorley VCFS Network

35-39 Fazakerly StreetChorley VCFS Network


Contact: Donna Hussain

Tel: 01257 226516


Email: donnalhussain@gmail.com



We are an infrastructure support service offering infrastructure to third sector organisations in order to build capacity within the sector for economic and social improvement.

We work with all sectors to enhance services and support them to become more effective and efficient.




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Leapfrog Solutions CIC


Contact: Dorothy Shears


Email: info@leapfrogsolutions.co.uk

Web: www.leapfrogsolutions.co.uk


Leapfrog Solutions is a Social Enterprise specialising in support for organisations working in a socially enterprising environment.

  • The staff and associates have a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with third sector organisations and volunteers
  • We have fantastic relationships with some of the best known names in our sector
  • We recognise that every client has different needs so work to provide a tailored approach that suits you
  • We run Creative workshops for adults living with long term health conditions




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West Lancs Social Enterprise Hub

c/o West Lancs CVS
The Ecumenical Centre

Contact: Gill Hughes

Tel: (01695) 733737 


Web: www.communityiwestlancs.org

About Us


West Lancs Social Enterprise Hub are a constituted group who will act in a charitable manner to promote, support and assist social enterprise and social entrepreneurial activity in West Lancashire and the surrounding areas. 




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Tick the Publicity Box CIC

70 Mowbray Drive tick-logo

Contact: Alistair Clarke

Tel: (01253) 302602


Web: www.publicitybox.co.uk

About Us

Twice nominated as Creative Company of the Year, Tick The Publicity Box – specialists in  media, marketing and PR – gives clients in the third sector a professional image and assists them with all aspects of promotion from design and printing, buying media space, staging events and presentations.

The social enterprise also provides services to local authorities and the NHS which, in turn, provides a surplus which helps various charitable groups.

To us, the key to a successful social economy is for CICs to keep focused on building their business, making it sustainable and winning more contracts. Providing them with a professional image and meaningful marketing is critical to delivering that success.



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Social Enterprise Solutions CIC

Blackpool Enterprise Centresescic-logo
Lytham Road
FY4  1EW

Contact: Tony Carr

Tel: (01253) 344123


Web: www.socialenterprisesolutions.co.uk

About Us

Social Enterprise Solutions CIC supports the start-up, development and growth of social enterprises primarily in the northwest.

Registered in May 2006 as the first Community Interest Company in Blackpool, our foundation Directors have many years of experience in running businesses and of social enterprise infrastructure development. In the2010 RBS SE100 data report we were listed as the 3rd fastest growing social business in the northwest and 23rd in the UK.

The company has grown rapidly, notably winning contracts from Blackpool Council, Knowsley MBC and 3SC. These contracts have enabled us to develop social enterprises across the northwest.

As thought leaders on social enterprise development and innovation, we are consulted by Local Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, NHS Hospital Foundation Trusts, Housing Associations and Schools as they seek to implement the government’s agenda on social enterprise growth.

Our reach now covers the whole of the northwest through our successful delivery of over 150 Future Jobs Fund placements which has resulted in 20% permanent staff retention.

We provide a bespoke service adapted to each client’s needs, including:

  • Training to public sector staff, from awareness raising through to advanced levels, on understanding the social enterprise business model 
  • Project management
  • Idea generation
  • Advice on social enterprise legal structures, business planning, marketing and growth
  • Social Accounting

We also work with and advise many private sector organisations as they seek to understand and engage with the social enterprise business model.



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Shared Future CIC

28 Cromwell Groveshared future cic
M19 3GB

Contact: Jez Hall

Tel: (07963) 706106


Website: www.sharedfuturecic.org.uk

About Us

A community interest company based in the North West of England.

Consultancy, research and development services to the public sector and social economy.

We specialise in three main themes; social enterprise, community engagement and public participation.

Through our extensive associate network Shared Future can support:

Social enterprise

  • Asset development and building management
  • Community planning and engagement
  • Citizen Juries Participatory Budgeting
  • Youth and community empowerment
  • Ethical business and social responsibility
  • Organisational change and strategy
  • Social Impact reports



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Mutual Business Advice Ltd

BraesideMBA Logo
Foxholes Rd.
BL6  6AJ

Contact: Elaine Bowes

Tel: (01204) 452562


Web: www.mbalimited.co.uk

About Us

We are a Workers’ Co-operative, specialising in business support and advice to both start up and existing businesses. By establishing what your co-operative wants to achieve we are able to provide pragmatic, responsive advice across a broad spread of services including business planning, financial forecasting, marketing and promotion, personnel management and development. Our aim is to promote and develop co-operative enterprise into sustainable businesses where ever possible.



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Frameworks Learning and Development Limited

28 Marton Driveframeworks-logo
BB11 4RE

Contact: Keith Tanner

Tel: 07855 416312


Web: www.fladl.co.uk

About Us

Frameworks Learning and Development Limited specialises in the support of charities and social enterprises across the North of England.

We help you to focus on the strategic and operational development and deployment of diversification activities and innovate in areas of commercially driven fundraising to support improved sustainability and skill and knowledge development.

  • Strategy formulation
  • Operational planning 
  • Letters to grant making trusts
  • Bid writing and grant applications
  • Tender PQQ and tender completion
  • Donations, sponsorship and endorsement support
  • Corporate giving 
  • ‘Fun’ fundraising activities 
  • Development workshops
  • Development coaching
  • Presentation advice and guidance
  • Communications improvement
  • Marketing and research support 
  • Improved partnership and collaborative working 
  • Web site development and the introduction of fundraising updates

We also offer management and leadership training, governance workshops in CSR and ethics, trainer training, soft skills development, stress management, communication and marketing improvement, team building, coaching and mediation.



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