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At 13:37 on October 7, 2011, Arabella McIntyre-Brown said…

Thanks, John. Found out about CICs through the Hoylake Village Life site and my contact there, Matt Biagetti (a contact from my Liverpool days).

Interesting idea, registering a CIC with the Association for a village in Romania. Will do some reading and mooch about the site, talk to people and think. Carpathian villages are under threat from the EU's agricultural policy, and between the EU and American TV the way of life here is changing very fast, not all for the better. 



At 10:20 on October 7, 2011, Bruce Pittingale said…

Hi John

Thanks for the chat yesterday and I am starting to get things ready to send over to you. I have looked over the Business plan language and for typo's etc.

To give you a bit of time to read through, it is attached. I will send 0over the cahflow forecasts and Profit & Loss sheets hopefully later today, they are being checked for glaring mistakes as we speak.

Unfortunately we will not have the marketing plan ready in time for Tuesday, but it is being written in a standard template format.

Once again thanks for your efforts on our behalf.




At 10:28 on September 22, 2011, Bruce Pittingale said…



To show how I have worked out the figures please find attached the spreadsheet of workings for the report.12%20months%20working%20spreadsheet.doc

At 10:27 on September 22, 2011, Bruce Pittingale said…

Hi John

I apologise for not getting back to you last evening as promised, however, I wished to finish the investment strategy before sending to you,ensuring that the figures are correct.

Please find attached, could I ask you to cast an eye over this and give me any feedback that you feel will improve the report?

Thanking you in advance for your help and assistance.





At 16:55 on September 16, 2011, Bruce Pittingale said…



I'll try and call around 2:00p.m. on Tuesday





At 8:37 on September 16, 2011, Bruce Pittingale said…

Hi John

At present I am available on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon for a telephone meeting, which day suits you best?


In the meantime to get a better idea of who and what I do I have a personal website which is or our CIC website at





At 12:31 on August 18, 2011, John Sinyenga said…


Hi John,

Thanks for the welcome and i will appreciate any help from existing members in UK(London) on how to register our organisation inLondon(UK) as soon as possible..

.i''ve got very limited/scanty information on how to get on with paperwork...

Kind regards,


At 13:57 on June 21, 2011, Daryl Chambers said…

Thanks John.

CIC is a bit of a grey area for all involved and this is a great forum for sharing experiences and advice. I do n`t think there are too many junior football clubs that are CICs (if there are, say hello!) so if we can pass on any advice, all the better.

At 19:24 on June 6, 2011, Pauline Ehonjie said…

Hi John

Thanks for getting in touch.   I am currently busy setting up my new business - putting together my stationery, my marketing strategy, attending workshops and researching.

Would appreciate information on setting up as Social Enterprise as well as opprotunities available for new business start-up


Thanks and Best wishes

Pauline Ehonjie

At 15:42 on June 6, 2011, Andrew David Storey said…
Thanks for the welcome and getting in touch. Bit of a busy bee at the moment with two start ups! Will be more active after this week!
At 10:03 on June 6, 2011, Steve Morley said…

Hi John, Wonder if you can help me... I'm trying to find out about need for liability insurance for CIC directors - and if recommended, best deals... thanks!

Best wishes,

Steve Morley

At 9:23 on April 19, 2011, Claire Allen said…

Hi John

Thanks for that. According to the articles of assoc. each member is also a director - so what's the point of having both?


At 16:03 on April 18, 2011, Claire Allen said…

Hi John

Apologies for the long delay in responding! Thanks for the welcome. I'm just interested in using the site as an information sharing and idea gathering exercise. It's been really helpful so far.

We (a small private cookery school) are in the process of transferring to become a CIC (currently a sole trader) and have got most of the paperwork completed. We have five prospective directors and have a meeting tomorrow with all of them.

I wondered if you could shed any light on the differences between a subscriber, a member and a director. Our company will be private, limited by guarantee. Also, I'm still not clear on the liability side of things (though understand that subscribers need only be liable for £1). I just want to make sure I have my facts straight when I meet with the others tomorrow!
Thanks in advance



At 19:33 on April 14, 2011, christopher watson said…
Thanks John - excellent site btw, really helpful!
At 15:13 on April 14, 2011, Cathy Jones said…

Hi John

Thanks for your comment.  I do hope to be able to get involved, but a bit further down the line.  We are just getting started, registering as a CiC in next few weeks, and LOADS to do.  But once we are a bit more settled I hope I can make a contribution.  In the meanwhile it is great to know the Assoc exists and how much is going on in the CiC world.

Best wishes

Cathy (Southbourne Creative Hub)

At 17:43 on April 11, 2011, Heather Matuozzo said…

Hi John,


Thanks for being so welcoming. I am very interested in this group - nice to 'belong'.

At 14:37 on April 11, 2011, Elizabeth Barker said…
We most certainly are! We transferred to a CIC last October. Thanks for the welcome!
At 14:01 on April 8, 2011, Mikaela Williams-Brown said…
Many thanks John!
At 10:53 on April 8, 2011, Gemma Chenery-Jones said…
Hi John
I was searching the internet for some advice concerning Not for Profit Organisations, how a grant would affect income tax and if it would be possible to separate grants from the main operations (income) of the organisation.
I noticed a thread from one of your members with a similar question and wanted to find out if they had found out if it is possible or if in order to take on grants it would be better to apply for charitable status.
At 23:23 on April 7, 2011, Dennis Donnelly said…

Thanks I will add my thoughts when I feel I have something of general interest to say, right now I am building my website for the CIC and that will hopefully be a good portal into what we are about.




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