Counties: Cornwall, Devon, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset & Wiltshire
Biography: I have been providing business and governance support for co-operative and community led organisations from small membership worker co-operatives to large membership community benefit societies in Bristol and surrounding areas since 1996. Currently part of Co-operative Assistance Network, a workers’ co-operative, I enjoy working across all business sectors from community led housing to community owned assets (piers, pubs, pools, renewable energy etc.) at all stages of development including pre-feasibility, incorporation and conversion to a co-operative or community led model. I have expertise in governance reviews for existing organisations and advises on developing community share offers including assessment and awarding the Standard Mark. I am an accredited Community Led Housing Enabler and Licensed Community Shares Practitioner and also have direct experience as Co-ordinator for South West Co-operative Support and Society Secretary for Low Carbon Gordano.