Account 2 Grow Ltd
Strategic and Business Planning - Setting the Context and Preparing for Growth: This includes strategic planning, governance, business/operational planning, financial planning, marketing and sales, collaboration activities, and campaigning and influencing. A clear understanding of the organisational objectives informs our approach enabling us to ensure that the planning outcomes become real operational tools. We support an organisation helping them to achieve its vision; tied in with ways to measure mission impact and operational effectiveness and efficiency. www.aperio-group.com/consultingandsupportservices/strategicandbusinessplanning.html
Readiness Support: Aperio provides a variety of services designed to enhance an organisation, creating and reinforcing an environment that stimulates innovation and social entrepreneurialism, through training and mentoring.www.aperio-group.com/consultingandsupportservices/otherservices.html
Enterprise Development: Our team has extensive experience in developing and/or growing social enterprise/trading/public sector contracting, improving the performance of trading operations, developing new markets, new sectors and new skills. Workshops, hands on development and additional resource are all provided. www.aperio-group.com/consultingandsupportservices/socialenterprisecharitytrading.html
Strategic Fundraising: Aperio provides strategic fundraising support by means of reviewing existing organisational approaches, opening up new markets to an organisation’s existing fundraising activities; major gifts revenue generation and high engagement giving/venture philanthropy. www.aperio-group.com/consultingandsupportservices/fundraising.html
Organisational Development: Interim services supporting turnaround and growth. www.aperio-group.com/consultingandsupportservices/otherservices.html
Bates Wells & Braithwaite LLP
Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation
Berkshire Community Foundation
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Big Issue Invest
Started in 2005 as the social investment arm of The Big Issue, Big Issue Invest (BII) extends the Group’s mission by backing social ventures and charities that dismantle poverty and create opportunity for for people and communities across the UK.
Our vision is to create a “social merchant bank” - by social entrepreneurs,
for social entrepreneurs. We pay any dividends generated by our investments to The Big Issue Group, which is a social enterprise itself, to further our mission.
BII manages or advises on over £150m of social funds. Investments range from £50,000 to £3 million and take the form of early stage finance, loans, and equity.
Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
The nature and size of their practice allows their specialists in trusts, tax planning, philanthropy, property, employment and matrimonial law to consult freely with one another. As a result, they offer clients the highest standards of advice, combined with personal attention from an individual partner.
Many of their partners serve as trustees of family trusts and executors of estates: frequently acting for families over a number of generations. BDB recognise that combining family harmony with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your wealth will be secured for future generations, is the primary concern for many of their clients.
BDB also have a large multi-disciplinary team working both with and within the charities sector. Acting for over 450 national and international charities, and a wide range of other civil society organisations and social enterprises, BDB deal with all types of charity-related concerns, and have special expertise in particularly complex or unusual matters.
BDB have an ongoing commitment to achieving the best for our clients and for the sector. They offer an open, imaginative and common sense approach and have an ability to work with their clients to find the best solutions. In awarding the team the 2011/12 STEP Charity Law Team of the Year Award, the judges found that BDB "demonstrated passion, professionalism and a practical approach to charity law".
BDB also have charity and social enterprise specialists in their Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Employment, Commercial and Advisory, Public Law and Public Affairs and Dispute Resolution departments.
Birmingham & Black Country Community Foundation
Founded in Bangladesh and now working in eleven countries, we are by some measures the largest non-governmental organisation in the world, an innovator in poverty eradication and a social enterprise offering sustainable pathways out of poverty. Demonstrating the power of a holistic, community-based approach and best known for the scale of our programmes we have created opportunities for 135 million people, mostly women, to create lasting change.
Poor communities are crucial actors and change makers in development and not passive recipients of aid. Working together we design programmes that promote social inclusion through microfinance, education, healthcare, agriculture, livelihood support, legal aid services, community empowerment and profit making social enterprises which feedback into development and take a triple bottom line approach.
BRAC UK works as part of the international BRAC family to raise awareness and funds for our low cost, high impact approach. Developing partnerships in Europe with non-governmental organisations, academics, research institutes, the private sector and governments.