The Guild are experienced, accredited advisers with specialist skills in coaching for business support, project management and business start ups.
We have been delivering business support and advice to the social economy for over 25 years, so we know what you need to know and we can hand-hold through the complexities and confusion in a straight forward way without the jargon.
Our strengths lie in our knowledge of the sector and or ability to bring practical experience to the development of business ideas. We can guide you step-by-step to start your own business or not-for-profit.
To help from the ‘off’ we offer a free 30-minute telephone advice service, provided by one of our specialist advisers who will talk through your ideas with you and – if you wish – accompany you on your journey from vision to registration and beyond.
If any further advice or support is needed following this initial free consultation they will be able to discuss our low cost fee structure with you.
Simply call us on 01603 482220 between 9.30 and 4pm Monday-Friday and we will make an appointment for you to speak with one of our SFEDI accredited (specialist social enterprise) business advisers to speak with you. If one of our qualified team are available when you call, an appointment will not be necessary. Alternatively, please complete our web-form below and we will contact you as soon as we are able.
We have delivered bespoke training for national, regional and local organisations and have been contractors for DWP, National Tenants Resource Centre and LVSC.
We can deliver a range of 1 day programs, for example:
- Social Enterprise Legal Structures
- Understanding and Starting a Social Enterprise
- Front Line Money Management
- Business Planning for Social Impact
We are an OCN Accredited Centre and our OCN Accredited programs include a range of certificated business courses at Levels 1 to 4
We can also use our Accredited Centre to enable you to deliver certificated courses.
Call us now for a free consultation on 01603 482220
My adviser exceeded my expectations of the support I would receive. Keith was clear and concise with his advice …. I have full confidence in using The Guild services again and will be returning to discuss a different venture in the near future.