We are currently working on a number of new case studies of our recent investment readiness work. In the meantime here are some examples of our past 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 previously published a collection of case studies see links below.
Probably the first community owned chippy in the country
Chelmund’s Fish and Chips, the trading name of Chelmund’s Community Enterprises opened its doors to the public on Thursday the 1st March 2018 and is believed to be the first community owned traditional chip shop in the country.
Keeping swimming open at Moseley Road Baths
An iconic Birmingham landmark with national historical and architectural significance, Moseley Road Baths is one of only three Grade II* listed swimming pools still in use in the UK. Read how we helped the action group keep it running as a swimming facility in Balsall Heath.
Citizens Advice Solihull
As part of our Community Enterprise for Success support project Citizens Advice Solihull Borough have been inspired and given confidence to open a charity shop to help support beneficiairies and generate income for services.
Moving premises and taking on new liabilities Kingshurst Caterpillars needed to consider the most appropriate legal structure to grow.
Solihull Carers Centre
Working with Solihull Community Sector to strengthen and sustain the Voluntary and Community Sector. Strategic Planning.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
The Digbeth Trust
Chasing new market opportunities in the absence of an underpinning strategy to guide and focus efforts is a risky approach – one that our client, The Digbeth Trust, was keen to circumvent.
Disability Resource Centre
Adversely affected by spending cuts, Disability Resource Centre (DRC) knew it was time to work towards financial independence through greater trading activity and asked us to help assess and develop their ideas.
Fit4Freedom CIC was created to help vulnerable people change their lives through exercise and physical activity. We helped Chloe Grenfell to make her dream of helping others a reality.
Three Trees Community Centre
Three Trees Community Centre is transforming into a modern community space for Chelmsley Wood residents. We played a small part towards securing the investment they needed to make it happen.