Morgan provided six months start-up business support for my newly incorporated community interest company. The support and advice he gave proved invaluable as he helped guide me through all the early stages of Viewpoint's development. It initially led to some significant operational improvements and moved us to a position where we were much better prepared for financial growth and increased staffing levels.
Morgan helped us to become a successful social enterprise, starting with early stage business planning and the development of legal structure and later on with business planning and revisions to the legal structure, we focused on attracting investment finance for growth. Morgan has experience of providing support in all stages from startup to growth and this was vital to our success.
Just wanted to say a few words of thanks to you for the help and support you’ve given to me. Without your input I don’t think I would have done it - I’m really grateful!!
Morgan has great patience and great communication skills with an excellent insight into the specialties of the social enterprise sector. Throughout working with Morgan, he conveyed to us the various benefits of each social enterprise constitution available in an easy to understand and digestible manner. I would highly recommend Morgan as a great place to start for anyone looking to start a new social enterprise venture.
I have known Morgan for 5 years and have already been impressed by his commitment to innovation in social enterprise. We have a shared interest in social enterprise forms and structures that achieve better outcomes for a wider range of stakeholders and have collaborated in preparing teaching materials for social enterprise students. Over the years, I have enjoyed working with Morgan to build the sector and particularly appreciate his commitment to innovative thinking combined with commercial acumen. In 2013, Morgan became a co-founder of the FairShares Association and continues to ensure that the sector locally and nationally does not rest on its laurels or fall victim to uncritical thinking. He is an asset to the local community and the wider movement.
Morgan has helped me achieve huge changes here. A year ago the idea of trading – let alone taking out a loan – was anathema. Now, I am more confident than ever that we have a sustainable future ahead. The new services we intend to launch have excited me, the board and the other staff. There is a new vibrancy about the place. Thank you for the support you have given us.
Morgan has been nothing but a business angel, he has been a great guide and support for when I expanded my business into Sheffield. Morgans sincerity, business knowledge and all round good guy persona was much needed in the early days of my business in settling in Sheffield.
I have really appreciated your time and wisdom. The value of hearing from someone else who’s been there before, and seen what it’s like, can never be overestimated. It should be an essential part of all social enterprise support but sadly all too often is not!