Dave HollingsLocation: England, Lancashire, Darwin Speciality: Social Care, Third Sector
Dave is a founding director of Co-operative and Mutual Solutions and has been working with co-operative and social enterprises for over 11 years.
They are a worker co-operative themselves with a passion for values based, member led businesses. The directors are active in their local communities and in the co-operative movement regionally and nationally.
Dave works with new start businesses, those that are established and want to grow and groups of people in transformation/looking to transfer.
He has experience of supporting communities take over a local service; workers purchase the business they work for (from the owner), public sector workers transfer into a co-op or mutual and groups of small businesses to collaborate (so that they can be bigger than they are individually).
Dave can help you with business and financial planning including:
-designing a new organisation
-legal and governance structures
-becoming investment ready particularly (but not solely) if you are thinking of raising finance through a community share issue
-setting up effective systems.
A man worth contacting.