CVS Associates

We provide a range of standard advice and support services to local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations across South Gloucestershire. Our network of Associates, listed below, bring together a wide base of skills and expertise allowing us to also provide tailored specialist support to help your organisation grow and evolve.

Accessing support  free diagnostic must first be completed with the help of one our staff or Associates to enable us to identify the specific support that your organisation needsFind out more and/or book your diagnostic

Mike Bowles

Financial Management. Governance. Mike has worked in Private, Public Sectors with experience of working with, and developing, Charitable Organisations to enhance their efficiencies and effectiveness in ever demanding environments.

Lou Elliot

Executive Coaching, Organisational Development. Lou brings 30 years’ experience and knowledge to deliver training, performance management and communication skills programs.

Alison Findlay

Executive Coaching. Alison brings 17 years experience as a leader and manager working in the public and voluntary sectors. She delivers leadership and management training

Dick Whittington

Dick brings extensive experience in developing rural and community enterprises e.g. village halls, community transport & shops, with community engagement, legal structures, funding

Annie Legge

Annie bring over 15 years experience leading and implementing digital strategy, most recently with a focus on digital governance within the third sector

Helen Black

Good Governance, Crisis Support. Helen brings 20 years of Infrastructure working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector at development and executive level, with several roles as Chief Officer and Director.

Tracey McCarthy

Social Enterprise, Human Resources. Tracey brings 20 years experience in HR in the private, public, charity and voluntary sectors. She has also held many volunteer leadership roles including Chair of Governors and Vice Chair of Survive.

Clare Adamson

Marketing, Communications, Information Services. Clare brings 20 years experience in the VCSE and private sector with a specialism working for making positive difference in our communities.

Alistair Beattie

Funding Advice and Strategy, Social Enterprise, Organisational Development, Executive Coaching. Alistair brings 38 years experience working in the VCSE and public sector with special expertise in empowering communities

Emma Collier

Funding, Social Enterprise, Organisational Development, Governace, Coaching. Emma brings 20+ years experience of the VCSE sector in funding advise and leadership, with a particular aptitude for turning ideas into real projects.

Julie Ellison

Social Enterprise, Executive Coaching, Governance, Organisational Development. Julie brings a wealth of specialist knowledge grounded in supporting VCSE organisations from start up to scale up.

Alice Payne

Funding, Good Governance, Social Enterprise. Alice brings a wide range of strategic, management, fundraising experience in medium-large charities, community groups including 14 years of high-level fundraising for NSPCC.

Helen Farmer

Social Enterprise, Executive Coaching, Marketing. Helen brings 20 years experience of working with charities, social enterprises and universities. She will bring fresh energy and insight to help organisations grow and evolve their impact.

Martin Gregg

Equalities, Health, Survey data management and analysis. Martin brings a wealth of experience from the public and charitable sector, with specialisms in equalities, health, survey data management and analysis.

Pete Hawkins

Social Enterprise, Funding, Organisational Development, Executive Coaching. Pete brings 20 years experience of helping small-medium charities and offers a relaxed and approachable style that is person-focused.