Contact: Dave Hollings
Tel: 01900 810 810
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.