Alison advises Community Land Trusts and other community groups and social enterprises on how to set up and successfully run their organisations. Alison is also involved in research and development, particularly on innovation in the area of community owned assets and community finance.
Alison holds an Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 qualification in Social Enterprise Support, an Open University Certificate in Management for not for profit organisations, and an honours degree in English Literature from Exeter University. She has been advising CLTs since 2007. Previous employment has been with the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, Voluntary Services Overseas (a year spent a year working in Pakistan), and for the Brandon Centre (an innovative community based young people’s counselling service in North West London).
Call: 07779 302557
Steve is leading the CLT work and his background in housing enables him to give in-depth technical advice for communities, Local Authorities and Housing Associations that work with them.
He has been advising CLTs since 2010.
Mobile: 07767 238665
Executive Director, Wessex Community Assets Ltd
Paul is currently a Director of Wessex Community Assets and a Trustee of Wessex Reinvestment Trust. He re-joined Wessex in August 2008 as Executive Director, having previously served on the Board of Wessex Reinvestment Trust from its start until 2006. Prior to this, he worked at the New Economics Foundation as the Thriving Communities Director, with responsibility for an action research programme of work in local economic development and regeneration. Paul’s previous work has included development of an urban farm and a co-operative garden centre in Bristol as well as providing support for a wide range of community led projects in both urban and rural settings. From 1999 to 2006 Paul, as Director of Somerset Food Links, led development work for the local food sector in Somerset and was co-founder and first Chair of Food Links UK. He was until recently a Trustee of Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming, and has been a Trustee of the playing field trust in Godney, the village in central Somerset where he formerly lived. Paul is a founding member and Director of the Red Brick Building in Glastonbury .
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