Services

I can help you with:-

  • Research
  • Policy development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Business Skills Training
  • Values & Social Responsibility

Specialising in the ‘Third Sector’ – Co-operatives, Community Businesses, Social Enterprises, Voluntary Organisations, and Charities – but with a strong commercial background.

  • Strategic & Business Planning – helping you through the process of consultation, discussion, drafting, review, financial forecasting, detailed planning and timetabling.
  • Feasibility Studies – looking at new possibilities for expansion.
  • Governance, Social Responsibility, Co-operative Principles & Ethics – does your legal structure match your organisation’s culture?
  • Process Review & Improvement – looking at how the management and organisation is structured.
  • Refinancing & Restructuring – looking at options and implications for expansion or consolidation as well as rescue from financial difficulty.
  • Mentoring for social economy professionals – helping you develop the skills to manage projects
  • I have considerable experience of all sorts of research associated with the co-operative, social enterprise, economic development, social housing and social care sectors:-
  • I have published reports on a variety of subjects. See:- https://www.alex-bird.com/download-publications/research-reports/
  • I have links with a range of specialist co-op academics across the UK and  have been published in academic journals:- https://ukscs.coop/journal

 Initial Meeting
I am always happy to meet up and discuss your project, so see in what way I can assist you. An initial meeting is always free of charge.

Financial Assistance
Depending on the nature and location of your Organisation, it is possible that some public or other funds are available to assist with your costs. These can be discussed at our initial meeting.