Bill Knowles

Member & Director
Mobile: 07590980995
E-mail: bill@secod.coop

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Economics (Leeds University); Diploma in Management Studies; SFEDI & NVQ4 in Business Advice accreditation; Member Institute of Business Consulting; Fellow Chartered Management Institute.

Over 25 years experience in delivering business solutions for small, medium and plc organisations plus working in the voluntary and social enterprise sectors.

Specialisms: Business strategy and start ups; sustainable product & service development; financial planning; governance; leadership & motivation; process change management & market expansion; effective internet communication systems; mentoring and “critical friend” support.

Specialist market areas: Health & disadvantaged support groups; arts organisations; village & community businesses; consortium working; not for profit companies.

Past history: I have operated as a consultant supporting voluntary and not for profit companies for the last five years helping them develop sustainable income generating business elements. In addition I am a board director of two social enterprises, chair of a local charity group and joint owner of two successful small businesses.