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Setting up a CIC

Guidance on how to set up a CIC especially where communities need to work together before they actually create the CIC e.g. collect funds commission work from advisors ahead of formation as some market testing or preparatory work

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New CIC - Directors' responsibilities 5 Replies

I'm just in the process of setting up my CIC which seemed fairly straightforward until I got to the articles of association.I am a dance therapist - working with people with mental health needs and…Continue

Started by Shirley Brocklehurst. Last reply by John Mulkerrin Mar 17.

Can I be a Director of 2 CIC's 2 Replies

Hi,Am sorry if this has been asked in the past, but am relatively new to the in's and out's of CIC's.last year i set up my own which am a Director of along with my wife. A friend of mine is also a…Continue

Started by John White. Last reply by John White Mar 17.

Employing members of a CIC 2 Replies

I am currently involved in setting up a CIC which seeks to provide education and work for our membership. Can anyone advise me as to whether a CIC can employ its non-director members without creating…Continue

Started by Nick Mayfield. Last reply by Nick Mayfield Feb 17.

Pre School Cconversion from a charity to a CIC

Hi, I represent a small charitable pre school.  We are thinking of converting to become a CIC to gain some continuity in our management structure.  Has anyone made this conversion for a child care…Continue

Started by Lisa Vye Nov 21, 2013.

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Comment by Mark Nichols on March 8, 2014 at 12:52

Hi Angie,

Could you help me out too?  Would like to get my CIC registered so I can move it forward.

Many thanks


Comment by stephen boyd-smith on February 27, 2014 at 15:07

hi angie that would be a great help.

Comment by Angie Beal on February 26, 2014 at 13:35
I Initially set up as a sole director and if you let me have your email address I'd be more than willing to forward copies of our paperwork as you can see how we worded it. It may help! I was a sole director with a management board for 18 months but have just recently added 2 new directors. My email is
Best wishes
Comment by stephen boyd-smith on February 26, 2014 at 13:16

hi there, iam currently setting up a cic ltd by guarantee..

iam struggling with my governance structures..

part of the business supports/provides local diversionary programs of which the different entities wish to be part of our steering group but not directors. as their own positions do not allow this.

can i register as a sole director initially with a view to adding further

positions as things develop.

if so how is this to be legally structured in the cic 36 etc..

also how do i word the governance element.. ie trustee's/ board/council or such.

some of the steering group will local authorities so the position will not be a physical body but a representative of.

any help or guidance would be much appreciated.

thanks steve

Comment by John Mulkerrin on September 3, 2013 at 11:15


Do not use LTD, only CIC. Photo-Imaging CIC

Comment by Christine Margaret Bentham on September 2, 2013 at 12:45

Hello, can anyone tell me please as a CIC do you also have to display the words limited by guarantee as well on leaflets etc

eg would it need to say Photo-Imaging c.i.c ltd



Comment by Paul Sherry on March 4, 2013 at 12:42
Thank you kind Sir!!!
Comment by John Mulkerrin on March 4, 2013 at 12:21
Comment by Paul Sherry on March 4, 2013 at 11:38

Hi all. Can anyone advise which form is needed to add an additional Director to my CIC please? Much appreciated. Paul Sherry.

Comment by John Mulkerrin on February 19, 2013 at 17:10

Quick answer would be yes


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