ASAN Consultancy offers high quality services in research, project development and management. We specialise in business planning for the social enterprise sector and in helping organisations demonstrate their social impact.
ASAN has been operating as a community enterprise for over 16 years. This period has seen us grow from a small project run by volunteers to a nationally recognised social enterprise with a flagship community asset (The Workspace) and an income made up almost entirely from trading income.
By choosing ASAN Consultancy you’ll feel the benefits of this expertise and experience. Our team is made up of in-house experts and carefully chosen associates who have worked with ASAN previously. Whether you’re setting up a new community enterprise, taking on an asset or demonstrating what you do, you’ll be in safe hands with ASAN Consultancy.
We also run study visits so you can see our projects at first hand.
What we do
We can assist you with any aspect of setting up or running a social enterprise. Our particular areas of expertise are:
Being able to demonstrate social impact is extremely important for social enterprises and charities. It helps to prove to beneficiaries, donors and funders that you are making a difference. For businesses too, the ability to show that you are making a positive social impact in your work is becoming ever more important. The Social Value Act enshrines into law demonstration of social impact in government procurement.
Here at ASAN we have been formally demonstrating our social impact through Social Audit for 14 years now. We can help you define the difference you are seeking to make, measure it through social accounting and help you analyse the results. We are a member of the Social Audit Network
Community Enterprise Business Planning
Any successful community enterprise needs careful and robust business planning. Here at ASAN we have developed a range of community enterprises including a contract car parking space, a furniture recycling business and a day care nursery.
With ASAN consultancy you can be sure that not only will you get the best in business planning advice, you will also get a service which is tailored to the needs of a community enterprise. What’s more we have significant experience in taking on and developing community assets so can help you turn that disused building in your community into a thriving social enterprise.
Development Trust Formation
We have extensive experience in helping communities come together to form development trusts to create community wealth and sustainable impact in the local area. Our work includes providing hands on mentoring and support to local groups who wish to explore the feasibility of using the Development Trust approach to achieve regeneration of their neighbourhood. We also support emerging development trusts with establishing themselves and pulling together and implementing their business plans. The support to emerging development trusts included extensive assistance with business planning to enable them to make early progress in relation to meeting local needs
Community Consultation and Evaluation
With specialist knowledge in community engagement and consultation, ASAN consultancy can help you understand what your community needs. We can produce a bespoke package for you including survey design, conducting interviews and facilitating consultation events. We also have expertise in data analysis and evaluation, meaning we can help you scratch beneath the surface and really get to know the needs of your community.
Contact ASAN Consultancy
If you are interested in the services we have to offer simply click on the box below to request a call back and free quote
Or call our team based at The Workspace on 01902 877530