Inspire* is as a free service set-up by leading law firm gunnercooke LLP to help growing and ambitious social enterprises and charities. They believe that there are lots of great VCSE organisations carrying out terrific work that improve all aspects of our society. However, to grow - and in many cases just to continue - the excellent work that these social businesses do, they need to access funding. gunnercooke recognise that smaller charities often cannot compete against large charities, with 1-2% of charities receiving 71% of funding.

gunnercooke believes that small, ambitious social businesses can become the major organisations of tomorrow. To achieve that growth, and therefore to increase exponentially the good that a social business can do, they need to think like a business. Businesses, whether social or profit making, are led by CEOs or managing directors. Leadership is everything, whether you are running a small charity or a large corporation like Amazon. Leadership sets the vision and determines the culture. It is the ambition, focus and self-discipline of the leader that will cause the success of the business.

The aim of inspire* is to improve the effectiveness of the leader. They use simple tools to help you to set your vision and to guide you in achieving it and creating opportunities. They then work with you both to improve your effectiveness as a leader and to mentor you towards your ambitions.

For more information on the service please contact Owen.