Business Planning for Eastcott Community Organisation
Eastcott Community Organisation is a newly formed local group, full of enthusiasm and energy, organising lots of social events to bring their local community together. They are planning to take over their local community hall and needed help with business planning.
“None of us are from a business background and didn’t know what a business plan should look like. Through Involve Swindon, Mark Sansome of local consultancy Red Penguin Solutions helped us produce a business plan, together with an action plan and appropriate policies and procedures.
With Mark’s help we now understand what we need to do. Before Mark’s involvement we were less sure whether taking over the Hall was achievable. Now it feels achievable. Mark’s help has transformed our organisation.”
Anna Smart, Eastcott Community Organisation.
“I’ve really enjoyed doing this. The committee are fantastic people, putting their time into the community. It’s great to spend time with them. It has helped the business too. I’ve gained experience of working with the 3rd sector, which has proved invaluable for bidding for paid work. Helping Eastcott has given me free publicity and new leads for paid work. On a personal level, I have a real sense of satisfaction and achievement in supporting the local community.”
Mark Sansome, Red Penguin Solutions