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.  

April 30, 2018

If you’re working for a social enterprise you have tonnes of resources and oodles of marketing cash, right? Of course not!

The truth is most social enterprises are driven by a burning desire to change the world for the better – but that means you need to build awareness...

April 25, 2018

Double Standards in FE funding

I keep hearing lots of rhetoric from the government about creating a level playing field for social enterprises  - and that gives me a nice warm feeling after having experienced years of trying to compete with public organisations that hav...

April 17, 2018

At the closing of the NCVO National Conference Mark Stevenson made some thought provoking comments about the sector - well worth a read.

Too many charities are “archaic and reactive rather than transformative” and need to get "stuck in" to big conversations around tech...

April 4, 2018

April 24th 2018

Tendering and procurement master class

Be prepared for the new operating environment

As more and more local authorities are moving away from grant giving and into awarding contracts it is essential for organisations to be able to compete and maintain their...

April 4, 2018

I think we all have had fears about what would happen post Brexit to the EU structural Funding that a lot of third sector organisations have been accessing to fund their work.

This article by Rob Preston in Civil Society really does bring it home with a vengeance - let...

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