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These pages may help you to start to identify where you are and what information you may need. At some stage you may also want someone to talk to who can help you through the process of developing an enterprise or working out if it is not right for you at this time.

The following is a list of some support providers in or covering the East Midlands.


Accountants will advise you on, for example, the tax implications of any changes in your activities or structures

ACEVO Consulting

Provides a consultancy brokerage service on a range of areas. For more information see their website

Business in the Community / ProHelp

ProHelp is a national network of over 600 professional firms who make a difference in the community by offering free advice and support to local community groups and voluntary organisations.

Central Government's Business Portal offers a range of support for anyone, including voluntary and community organisations, who are looking to set up a business.


CaSE-da is a co-operative and social enterprise development agency based in Leicester and providing support to those wanting to develop enterprises in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Enterprise Solutions Northamptonshire

Advice to social and co-operative enterprises and community and voluntary organisations increasing trading in Northamptonshire. Advice includes that around legal structures and developing a social enterprise.

Lincolnshire Co-operative Development Agency

Devoted to the promotion and development of social and co-operative enterprise across Lincolnshire. Has a team of advisers who provide individual specialist support to emerging, growing and established businesses as well as running a network of mutual support and information for member businesses.


Solicitors will provide advice on legal structures and any other legal matters.

Voluntary sector infrastructure organisations

Contact your local voluntary and community sector infrastructure organisations. Some offer support to all groups and some offer support to particular groups, such as ethnic minority or rural groups. Look at the Infrastructure Finder on the One East Midlands website for a list and contact details.