Breathing new life into social enterprise through specialist business development consultancy

A passion for exploring enterprising solutions as a means to bring about positive social change

We specialise in providing a range of consultancy services to the social enterprise and charity sector, covering areas such as visioning and strategy development, business planning and financial modelling, fundraising and investment readiness and social impact measurement.

Working closely with you we can provide a flexible, solutions focused, bespoke approach to business development which is tailored to your individual needs.

We provide a flexible, solutions focused, bespoke approach

which is tailored to your individual business and professional development needs

Visioning & Strategy Development

Business Planning & Financial Modelling

Fundraising & Investment Readiness

Social Impact Measurement

Business Coaching & Mentoring

Enough Talk, Let's Build Something Together

Mark Cotton FRSA is founder of Mark Cotton Consultancy

Our passion is for exploring enterprising solutions as a means to bring about positive social change.

We have been providing bespoke business development consultancy services to social enterprises and charities since 2013.

Former Senior Head of Regions for the Big Lottery Fund

Mark was previously Senior Head of Regions for the Big Lottery Fund, the largest distributor of National Lottery funds to good causes, where he was responsible for several regional teams overseeing policy and programme development and delivery, local intelligence, public affairs, communications and external relations.

Development of National Funding Initiatives

At Big Lottery Fund he led the development of several multi-million pound national funding programmes from conception, through design and production, to final delivery and has experience of managing multi-million pound operational and funding budgets.

Associate Consultancy

Mark works with a number of larger businesses in Associate Consultancy roles, such as impact investor Resonance Ltd and Advantage Business Agency and is a Business Advisor for the Dartington School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Social Investment Roles

Mark holds positions with both Devon and Somerset Community Foundations within their respective social investment funds.

Non Executive Appointments

Mark is Chair of Cosmic, an ethical IT business which specialises in website development, IT training courses, business consultancy, tech support and digital marketing. He is also Chair of Kaleider, an Exeter based arts production studio, and a trustee of KARST, Plymouth’s only independent contemporary visual arts space.

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Why We’re The Consultancy Business For You

We've worked with some amazing social businesses in the South West and beyond.

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