The Cockpit Arts creative business incubator and social enterprise model is widely considered to be innovative and a useful case study of how to create sustainable support in the sector. We draw on our extensive expertise to provide social enterprise consultancy and we also consult on business incubation, craft sector development and premises management. These 4 key areas are highlighted further below.

Our consultancy work is applied both to a national and international context. We offer an initial free consultation to identify the most appropriate package to suit your needs.  The meeting will be followed up with a specific proposal for support and intended outcomes.  To make an enquiry, please contact:

Vanessa Swann, Chief Executive
+44 (0) 20 7419 1962
vanessa@cockpitarts.com

David Crump, Head of Business Incubation
+44 (0) 20 7419 1961
david@cockpitarts.com

Read our Consultancy Case Studies to find out how others have benefitted from our services.

Social Enterprise Development

·  Diagnostic of business idea and business model for start ups
·  Refining purpose and objectives of the enterprise for start ups
·  Proposed trading activities and market forecasts for start ups
·  Organisation design and legal structure
·  Financial needs and forecasts
·  Making pitches to funders or investors
·  Assistance with ‘nuts and bolts’ operational needs to start up the enterprise
·  Review of business and business model for established businesses
·  Performance review including identification of issues for established businesses
·  Goal setting and action planning
·  Support with development of a sustainable and or growth model including diversification of income for established businesses

Craft Sector Development

·  The role of intermediaries in the craft sector
·  Benchmark data on craft business models and growth in the UK
·  The barriers to growth for craft businesses
·  The specific needs of craft entrepreneurs

Creative Business Incubation and Development

·  Design and development of incubation processes
·  Design of content for business development programmes
·  Set up and management of micro finance schemes
·  Creative community development
·  Impact measurement and evaluation

Property and Premises management

·  Planning and development issues
·  Workspace management
·  Premises and operations management

Consultancy Case Studies