Enterprise Support

 

  • Anteros Community, Community Interest Company

    Unit 6 Greetby Place
    Skelmersdale
    WN8 9UL


    Contact:
    James Hoy

    Tel: 07964 826017


    Email:
    admin@anteroscommunity.co.uk


    ABOUT US

    Anteros Community provides music education and support for professionals and enthusiasts within the music community and music industry.

     


     

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  • Bootstrap Enterprises

    35 Railway Rdbootstrap
    Blackburn
    Lancashire
    BB1 1EZ

    Contact: Graham Jones

    Tel: (01254) 680367


    Email:
    graham.jones[at]bootstrap.org.uk

    Web: www.bootstrap.org.uk


    About Us

    Bootstrap delivers:

    • Outreach, engagement, advice and guidance activities to help people recognise their skills, make informed decisions and take positive steps towards better futures;
    • Help for individuals and communities to turn ideas into thriving private businesses and social enterprises;
    • Worklessness and supported employment programmes to help all kinds of people move towards the world of work and then find and keep the right job;
    • The capacity to deliver an extensive portfolio of vocational qualifications and personal development learning;
    • Consultancy and training for public bodies and third sector to improve their capacity to deliver socially inclusive goals;
    • Partnership and facilitation to develop a range of socially inclusive agendas at local, regional and national level.

     


     

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  • Chorley VCFS Network

    35-39 Fazakerly StreetChorley VCFS Network
    Chorley
    PR7 2SW

     

    Contact: Donna Hussain

    Tel: 01257 226516

     

    Email: donnalhussain@gmail.com

     

    ABOUT US

    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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  • Co-operative and Mutual Solutions

    7 Cecil Streetcms
    Lytham
    Lancashire
    FY8 5NN

    Contact: Dave Hollings

    Tel: 01900 810 810


    Email:
    dave[at]cms.coop

    Web: www.cms.coop


    About Us

    Co-operative and Mutual Solutions (CMS) Ltd provides specialist business advice and training to co-operatives and social enterprises. The Directors have experience of start up, growth, succession situations (community and employee buyouts) and externalisation from public authorities/charitable organisations. We offer advice as to the best legal form and business model. We work with a wide range of people: employees, users/consumers and other stakeholders to ensure that the model is appropriate.

    We have particular experience in community sports and leisure, retail including food, waste and recycling, renewable energy, social and health care.

    We have expertise in the following areas: feasibility studies, business and financial planning, marketing, legal structures, good board governance, finance raising including community share issues.

    Co-operative and Mutual Solutions (CMS) Ltd is the lead partner in the C-Change programme a scheme for new/trading co-operatives (funded by the Co-operative Group) and which allows them access to specialist consultancy.

     


     

     

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  • Community Enterprise & Skills CIC

    C/O All Souls BoltonCES Logo
    Astley Street
    Bolton
    BL1 8EY


    Contact:
    Rizwana Adam

    Tel: 07886 341 364


    Email:
     info@ceskills.org.uk

    Web: www.ceskills.org.uk

     

    ABOUT US

    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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  • Enterprise4all (NW) Ltd

    Unit 408, 4th Floorenterprise4all
    Daisyfield Business Centre
    Appleby Street
    Blackburn
    BB1 3BL

    Contact: Rafik Adam 

    Tel: (01254) 693999


    Email: 
    info@enterprise4all.co.uk

    Web: www.enterprise4all.co.uk


    About Us

    Enterprise4All specialises in maximising engagement in enterprise, education and employment.

    e4a1We offer a range of consultancy services and deliver publicly funded programmes that assist new and established businesses to help build more dynamic and cohesive communities.

    In addition to our direct support activities, we also work with many organisations from the public and private sectors, helping them to ensure that their services are visible and accessible to a wider cross-section of the regional community.

    Enterprise4All is recognised nationally as a centre of excellence for enterprise development and has an excellent track record of promoting and facilitating entrepreneurship amongst other socially excluded and ‘hard to reach’ groups, led by a panel of successful business professionals.

    We believe the foundation of a unified and tolerant society is a vibrant local economy. By working in partnership with others, we aim to remove any barriers that might prevent businesses from starting, growing and creating wealth and opportunities for all.

    At Enterprise4All we live by our core values which we apply to all stakeholder groups;

     

    CORPORATE MISSION AND VISIONe4a2

    Our Corporate Mission is to continually provide practical, personal, professional assistance and support to improve quality of life and economic prosperity for all.

    Our Vision is to be a leading National provider inspiring enterprise and strengthening communities.

     

    OUR PHILOSOPHY

    Our underlying philosophy is a fundamental belief that strengthening and creating a prosperous environment will address many of the prevalent inequalities, social and economic issues.

    To sustain this philosophy, we have a dedicated team who believe and continually work towards realising this ideal. We attribute our success to the strong commitment of our team and the core values shared by us all.

     

    CORE VALUES

    Approachable

    Our team members have an empathy with the clients we work with and appreciate the challenges they have to overcome and will go the extra mile to help them.

    Professional
    We ensure our team is professional both in approach and support provided. To ensure provision of this we invest in their continual learning and development.

    Respectful
    As a support organisation, we take responsibility for our actions and always behave in a personal, non-judgemental, honest, confidential and transparent way for the benefit of our clients.

    Listen
    We listen to client concerns and use the information provided to lobby local, regional and national government and stakeholders to help improve support provision.

    Effective
    Being effective in our approach means to deliver specialist help and support in a manner which gives clients a real tangible benefit and helps them develop, succeed and grow.

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  • Frameworks Learning and Development Limited

    28 Marton Driveframeworks-logo
    Burnley
    Lancashire 
    BB11 4RE

    Contact: Keith Tanner

    Tel: 07855 416312


    Email:
    keith247[at]mac.com

    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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  • Leapfrog Solutions CIC

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    Contact: Dorothy Shears

     

    Email: info@leapfrogsolutions.co.uk

    Web: www.leapfrogsolutions.co.uk


    ABOUT US

    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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  • Mutual Business Advice Ltd

    BraesideMBA Logo
    Foxholes Rd.
    Horwich
    Bolton
    BL6  6AJ

    Contact: Elaine Bowes

    Tel: (01204) 452562


    Email:
    hello@mbalimited.co.uk

    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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  • Shared Future CIC

    28 Cromwell Groveshared future cic
    Manchester
    M19 3GB

    Contact: Jez Hall

    Tel: (07963) 706106


    Email:
    info(at)sharedfuturecic.org.uk

    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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  • Social Enterprise Solutions CIC

    Blackpool Enterprise Centresescic-logo
    Lytham Road
    Blackpool
    Lancashire
    FY4  1EW

    Contact: Tony Carr

    Tel: (01253) 344123


    Email:
    admin[at]socialenterprisesolutions.co.uk

    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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  • Tick the Publicity Box CIC

    70 Mowbray Drive tick-logo
    Blackpool
    Lancashire
    FY3 7UN

    Contact: Alistair Clarke

    Tel: (01253) 302602


    Email:
    alistair[at]publicitybox.co.uk

    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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  • West Lancs Social Enterprise Hub

    c/o West Lancs CVS
    The Ecumenical Centre
    Northway
    Skelmersdale
    Lancashire
    WN8 6LU

    Contact: Gill Hughes

    Tel: (01695) 733737 


    Email:
     gillian[at]wlcvs.org

    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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