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Case studies

Here are some examples of our recent work. We hope you find these case studies useful. We would like to thank our clients for their time and support in helping us to capture our work together in this way. We have also recently published a collection of case studies in a new publication.


  • Commissioning and Procurement

    Bespoke programme of tender ready support for health and wellbeing VCSE organisations aiming to engage in public sector commissioning and procurement in Solihull.

  • Big Assist- Satisfaction 4.7/5

    Throughout the Big Assist funding programme, we were a leading "approved provider" supporting organisations from Leeds to Brighton and everywhere in between.

  • Olive Branch Kitchen

    Olive Branch Kitchen CIC, a community cafe and catering business we helped set up in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull.

  • Affinity Sutton

    Affinity Sutton is one of the largest independent providers of affordable housing in England with over 100,000 residents living in 57,000 properties across 122 local authorities from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Plymouth.

  • Hope Psychological Services CIC

    Hope Psychological Services reflect on their experience of the Social Value Action Learning Programme delivered by Development in Social Enterprise to assist ten VCSE organisations complete their first impact measurement exercise.

  • Castle Pool Community Partnership

    When Birmingham City Council made Castle Pool available for community asset transfer in January 2014, Castle Pool Users Group engaged DISE to develop a business plan to test the viability of asset transfer.

  • GMCVO Databases

    GMCVO Databases

    GMCVO Databases provide bespoke Client Relationship Management (CRM) solutions for charities, voluntary organisations and small businesses, helping them to work smarter. With ambitions to expand beyond Greater Manchester, DISE was engaged to assess the potential for growth.

  • Castle Vale TRA

    Castle Vale Tenants & Residents Alliance

    We were engaged by Castle Vale Tenants & Residents Alliance to develop the business case for community asset transfer of Castle Vale Library from local authority control - a first for Birmingham.

  • DIAL Solihull

    Shortly after the new board of trustees at DIAL Solihull completed a full service review, they identified the need for external help to implement some of the changes necessary to position the organisation for key contracts.

  • This Way Up

    Christian charity, This Way Up, asked us for an independent perspective on their plans to franchise their Lost and Found course as a way of providing more young people with access to loss and bereavement support.

  • Gro-Organic CIC

    When father and daughter team, Steve and Sarah Gill, began realising their dream of helping local people to live healthy and sustainable lifestyles, both were unaware that their venture was a social enterprise in the making.

  • The Best Network

    Focusing on the bigger picture can be a struggle in any business, especially when the market is moving rapidly. Employment and training contracting specialist, The Best Network, asked us to assess future market potential and their place within it all.