Welcome to Neil's blog!

Neil King is a Director of CERT Consultancy and specialises in creating and developing social enterprises and the social economy. With specialisms around business development, the health sector and social care sector and Social Return on Investment (SROI), Neil has been instrumental in the development of over 300 social enterprises as well as shaping the public sectors relationships with the social enterprise sector.  

As well as sending out information as it becomes available, CERT are recording regular webinars to share news and views and will be delivering a series of web-based workshops that will allow you to turn downtime into putting things in place to let you hit the ground ru...

Social enterprises need immediate financial support if they are going to keep communities functioning during the current crisis and be around to re-build communities and local economies once we are through it.

Social enterprises are in the front line when it comes to ou...

February 28, 2020

Thanks to support from Players of the People's Postcode Lottery, CERT has helped the Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber to secure a £103,000 investment from the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.

The fund, which is managed in this area by the Key Fund, helps arts and cult...

December 10, 2019

It's like buses - nothing for hours then three come at once. It's been a bit like that at CERT.

After years of very little funding to support social enterprise development, all of a sudden everyone wants to help.

Recently, we got the good news that the Players of the Peo...

November 18, 2019

A new report reveals that staff-owned social enterprises, also called “public service mutuals”, hold the key to solving the UK public sector’s productivity crisis. The research, based on in-depth interviews with leading public sector mutuals, showed that these independ...

October 31, 2019

These resources have been created for social enterprises to use in their own press releases and communications to show they are part of a wider movement of business for good. Whenever you go out to press we encourage you to shout out loud that you are a social enterpri...

October 23, 2019

CERT are now delighted to announce the first part of a programme of events and services for new and existing social enterprises that are  designed to grow the social economy in the Humber and surrounding area.

As well as delivering a series of workshops we are...

October 18, 2019

Green prescribing is an effective way for improving low levels of mental wellbeing, according to a new report.

The study revealed that ‘green prescribing’ – where GP’s encourage contact with nature – for people with low levels of mental wellbeing is good value for money...

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