You said you'd registered as a sole trader. Was this with HMRC?
You can't "convert" a sole trader to a CIC, so you would need to form a CIC.
On the other hand, if you already have a company then you can convert this to a…"
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 workSee More