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Martin Grimshaw
  • 39, Male
  • Lancaster, formerly Brighton
  • United Kingdom
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Martin Grimshaw commented on John Mulkerrin's group North West
"Hi folks, just relocated to Lancaster from Brighton. My company is a CIC Ltd by shares, mainly offering business / organisational support, specialising in helping people do a better job of working together via facilitation, training, consultancy…"
Jul 18, 2016
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Jul 18, 2016
Martin Grimshaw replied to Martin Grimshaw's discussion Sweat equity / buying the biz on converting from sole trader to CIC in the group Setting up a CIC
"Many many thanks again everyone. I'd encourage anyone else reading this to chip with further thoughts or stories. Geoff, I really appreciate you sharing that (I imagine) invaluable resource. I won't be buying the booklet today, but I do…"
Feb 25, 2015
James Macfarlane replied to Martin Grimshaw's discussion Sweat equity / buying the biz on converting from sole trader to CIC in the group Setting up a CIC
"Hi again We adopt the voluntary code of practice for social enterprise in Scotland at http://www.se-code.net/the-code-2/the-criteria/ Under this definition a SE's constitution must include the requirement that profits are reinvested in the…"
Feb 24, 2015
Geof Cox replied to Martin Grimshaw's discussion Sweat equity / buying the biz on converting from sole trader to CIC in the group Setting up a CIC
"Martin, There is a specific discussion of whether a Share CIC can be regarded as 'not-for-profit' in my Template Social Firm Share CIC booklet, available from Social Firms…"
Feb 24, 2015
Martin Grimshaw replied to Martin Grimshaw's discussion Sweat equity / buying the biz on converting from sole trader to CIC in the group Setting up a CIC
"Many thanks folks! Any more insights and stories very welcome, not just for me but for others reading. It can be so helpful when grappling with this to find nuggets and examples online.This has given me some food for thought.... in particular, I…"
Feb 24, 2015
John Mulkerrin replied to Martin Grimshaw's discussion Sweat equity / buying the biz on converting from sole trader to CIC in the group Setting up a CIC
"Hi Martin Just to add a bit more detail, James is correct to say that in general the approach of grant makers is not always favourable to CIC limited by shares when compared with CIC limited by guarantee, but perhaps more accurate to say that more…"
Feb 24, 2015
James Macfarlane replied to Martin Grimshaw's discussion Sweat equity / buying the biz on converting from sole trader to CIC in the group Setting up a CIC
"Hi Martin I've not got experience working with CICs limited by shares, but here are my thoughts. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "converting to a co-op". My understanding is that being a co-op just means your shares are…"
Feb 23, 2015
Geof Cox replied to Martin Grimshaw's discussion Sweat equity / buying the biz on converting from sole trader to CIC in the group Setting up a CIC
"Hi Martin, I can think of a number of ways of skinning this cat! Perhaps the simplest is for your self-employed business (ie. you) to 'lend' the £10k-worth of assets to the CIC. Among the terms of the loan can be repayment in cash…"
Feb 23, 2015
Martin Grimshaw replied to David E Alexander's discussion How do we treat people who invest time instead of cash and what about EIS and options schemes in the group CIC Share Issues
"Hi folks. I just posted a new discussion on rewarding start up sweat equity and buying a self employed business by converting it to a CIC. Your thoughts would be very welcome....…"
Feb 23, 2015
Martin Grimshaw added a discussion to the group Setting up a CIC
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Sweat equity / buying the biz on converting from sole trader to CIC

Hi folks This is my first post. I'm extremely grateful for this resource and community. I've been spending many hours on this and I've hit a wall; reactions and thoughts would be extremely helpful. I'm converting my self-employed business to a social enterprise company. I am running on a budget of £zero and can't afford legal / consultancy / accountancy support yet, but reckon I'm competent enough to work my way through this - I would also be happy to find ways of giving public thanks /…See More
Feb 23, 2015
Martin Grimshaw joined Heidi Fisher's group
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Accounts Group

For any accounting related queries, including accounts software package questions, grants and trading income treatment, HMRC or Companies House queries/issues, tax reliefs for CICs, links to useful finance information etc
Feb 23, 2015
Martin Grimshaw joined John Mulkerrin's group
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CIC Share Issues

To discuss everything Share related
Feb 23, 2015
Martin Grimshaw joined Paul Gill's group
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Invitations from CIC's looking for reciprical board membership.

This Group is for those who are looking for additional board members.This could be for extra experience, input and support,or/and,to meet grant application requirements that specify a minimum of 2 or 3 non-related members or directors.See More
Feb 23, 2015
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Feb 23, 2015

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What is your postcode?
LA1
Name of organisation (if any) you are associated with?
Thriving Planet CIC trading mainly as There's Better Ways Of Working
Is that organisation a CIC?
Yes
If you have a website, what is your web address?
http://2bwow.org.uk
Are you interested in representing a CIC at the CIC Association AGM?
No
Are you interested in working in partnership with the CIC Association?
Yes

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