Social Business Alliance CIC promotes and supports the development of Social Enterprise through professional advice, guidance and provision of programmes and opportunities. We collaborate with consortia, networks and partnerships to demonstarte and communicate the benefits and value of Social Enterprise as a way to do business.
Sue is a Fellow of the SSE, Fellow IOEE, a qualified L5 ILM Social Enterprise Advisor, a Qualified Assessor and Verifier (A1, L5 IQA) including for the SBA Centre of Excellence incorporating its IOEE Enterprise Academy. Sue is qualified as a social impact assessor and experienced in community asset transfer, setting up VCSEs, social value practice & management and arts programme management. She is chair of the South East Midlands LEP VCSE Social Enterprise Group.
Following a successful career in food retailing spanning 34 years, Ed started his own SME in property development. Driven by a desire to help others, he studied for and passed the ILM Social Enterprise advisor qualifications. Working for Business Link Surrey for 6 years, passed the SFEDI business advisors and is a mentor/coach of IOEE. Ed has spent the past 11 years delivering quality business and charitable advice to a huge of variety social enterprises and charities across Surrey and the south east, working with pre starts, start-ups, and existing organisations. Enthusiastic supporter social businesses, director of SAB, on the board of a variety of organisations, Chairman of Furnistore.
Amanda is a Chartered Fellow CIPD, Fellow IOEE, holds post grad degrees in Coaching and Mentoring Practice, HRD and Organisational Development; she is a Licentiate Fellow at ITOL, and is a qualified training practitioner. Amanda also has qualifications in youth work, Mountain Leadership, TESOL and is an NLP Practitioner. She has UK director level experience in the not for profit sector and has worked across all three sectors in her varied career.
Consultants, Advisors & Leaders
A team of professional advisers whose job it is to support and guide you on all aspects of Social Enterprise, Business Planning and Funding Resources, help with establishing the form and structure you need as well as connecting you with a strong network of other Social Enterprises. Our consultants are chosen for skills, knowledge, live experience and expertise in working with Social Enterprise, VCSE and Public and Private Sectors.