The Management Committee have worked on the project financials and have drawn up a business plan with support & advice from the Plunkett Foundation.
Extensive research has been done on Community shops, including visiting existing shops and discussing their business models with their founders.
Eileen’s experience with Acorn Stores and Sean and Rosie’s experience from Stable Stores has also been invaluable in validating the assumptions behind the level and type of business. Information and financial data collected has been shared and discussed with the Management Committee.
The Plunkett Foundation has supported almost 600 community businesses to reach trading stage across the UK and we have had a consultant visit us to help with the planning stage.
If you would like to get involved, please let us know!