Social enterprise

I have delivered support to social enterprises and co-operatives, and run my own community interest company.  As a result I have a specialist insight into the needs and opportunities of smaller social enterprises.

Examples of my work in this area include:

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Step Change support for Catalyst, Stockton

Mentoring support for social enterprises in Stockton-on-Tees on behalf of Catalyst Stockton and the Local Authority (Stockton Borough Council).

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Evaluation of Contract North

A qualitative review of the development of Contract North, a consortium of employability providers across the North East.

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Monitoring and evaluation training

Design and delivery of bespoke training on monitoring and evaluation for small community and voluntary organisations on behalf of County Durham Community Foundation.

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Evaluation of PAUSE Alcohol Harm Reduction Project

Evaluation of Meadowwell Connected‘s alcohol harm reduction service that serves disadvantaged areas of North Tyneside.

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‘What Works’ Seminar programme for the Institute of Local Governance

A series of research seminars on economic development policy issues and effective interventions, on behalf of the Institute of Local Governance.

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Rural Growth Network

Supporting the Rural Growth Network for the North East to design and plan a set of support services for rural businesses and social enterprises.

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Developing an enterprise support strategy for Northumberland

A fundamental review of enterprise support services in Northumberland on behalf of the County Council,  and development of a proposed approach to maximise the impact of scarce resources.