Tom Beale

I’m a freelancer specialising in supporting social enterprise and mission-led businesses and work with Ecomotive as an associate community-led housing enabler and consultant.

At the heart of my work is supporting people to match their values and aspirations for social change with a business and financial strategy that supports rather than compromises their aspirations.

In particular I offer project coaching and business strategy support to individuals and groups to get new community projects and social enterprises off the ground; supporting businesses through financial crises and disputes; governance and legal structures; funding advice and direct fund raising; debt finance; business and strategic planning; and use of various models including theory of change, business planning canvas and logical framework planning.

My experience includes many years as a funding advisor and assessor for the Scarman Trust and Big Lottery, I was finance director of Coexist CIC from 2012-16, cofounder of Bristol Energy Coop and Bristol Green Doors CIC and provided business strategy and finance support for property developer and homeless accommodation provider Connolly and Callaghan Group from 2010 to 2016.