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.  

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...

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 9, 2019

The Humber Social Enterprise Network is benefiting from the support of two new major funders.

The Players of the People's Post Code Lottery and the Connect Fund are funding CERT to deliver network activities and a programme of training and development for people interes...

August 30, 2019

CERT Consultancy can help you to apply for and win government contracts. If you want to make the most of the social value that you create, get in touch and we will explain how you can capture, monitor and sell social value

In a speech to the Business Services Associatio...

August 27, 2019

As always I try to avoid politics in my blogs, however, given the statement of intent from the Labour party, I thought I would take a risk this time! The last time this happened the then Conservative/LibDem coalition jumped on board, and the result was the Social value...

August 10, 2019

Social Value UK and The National Lottery Community Fund are proud to announce the new index tool, launched by The National Lottery Community Fund and compiled by Social Value UK.

Small and medium-sized charities, community groups and voluntary organisations will no...

July 19, 2019

The FE Choices survey has been released for 2018-19 and I’m pleased to say that CERT has attained a 90.5% satisfaction rating for its Apprenticeship provision.

The average benchmark for Private Sector Public Funded organisations is 88.2%, Colleges 81% and All providers...

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