Social Enterprise and Co-operative Development

Secod provides high-quality support services and solutions to community and social enterprises and co-operatives across Cumbria and the North of England. Secod is passionate about: facilitating groups to develop social enterprises and co-operatives; helping organisations to build their capacity and make a real difference; supporting social and environmental justice.

We can help you create new community and social enterprises, co-operatives and partnerships, find funding/finance for new and existing areas of work and develop your staff, volunteers and social enterprise to make the most of new and changing circumstances.

Secod specialises in:

  • Group and organisational development
  • Co-operative and social enterprise development
  • Strategy development
  • Governance
  • Business plans, financial planning and analysis
  • Policies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Market research
  • Programme/project delivery
  • Research & evaluation
  • TUPE
  • Time banks

Secod works hard to ensure that our advice provides meaningful change for our clients and we try to do things with clients, not to them.

The co-op was formed in 2006 by three experienced social enterprise advisers. We met through Enterprising Communities - a very successful grant funded social enterprise support project which we worked together on.

When the funding ended we decided to set-up our own business and continue supporting social enterprises in a more sustainable way. Professionally recognised, our qualifications are backed up by a wide range of experience with both large and small social enterprises, private sector firms and the public sector.