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Licensed Community shares Practitioner

Able to assess community share offers and award the community shares standard mark.

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Contact details:
0788 157 1523
Twitter: @coopsmark

Experienced co-operative and community entrepreneur, delivering advice and support around all aspects of co-operative and other social enterprise development, management and governance.

Mark is a founder member of the Fox and Goose
Co-operative Pub, Pennine Community Power, Platform 6 Development Co-operative, H and Heptonstall Community Assets.

Mark is a former member of the UK Co-operative Governance Expert Reference Panel.

Mark has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Designing legal and organisational structures
  • Participatory planning with large groups
  • Business planning
  • Governance health checks – bespoke governance audit of your organisation.
  • Sociocratic governance in co-operatives.
  • Community finance and sustainable non-grant dependent finance in general
  • Delivering training within organisations or workshops within conferences
  • Speaking at events about co-operation and sustainable economies and systems.
  • Creation of resources including guides and web content.

For more information visit  Mark Simmonds – LinkedIn profile