"We were put in contact with MMT Enterprise Support in Brighton through Green Growth Platform as a Consultant who would assist us in the process of setting up a new business to support disadvantaged children.
Mark was quick to respond giving us various fee proposals to utilize his skills to get the new business formed. Initially we met Mark who explained the various pros and cons about a charity and a CIC, amongst other business structures. Once we had selected the most appropriate option for us (CIC) Mark supported us with the enormous task of completing the paperwork.
Mark was very supportive and knowledgeable throughout the whole process, encouraging us to think ‘outside the box’ and explore all the options available. We would strongly recommend his effective support and would certainly use Mark over and over again."
"Forest Row Energy, a young cooperative serving our East Sussex community, appointed Mark McTaggart in 2016 to help our Board develop a strategy for growth through the difficult times following the pull-back in UK renewable energy feed-in tariffs. Mark worked with us in highly effective workshops and support sessions involving the Board and some members of the Coop. In short order, we agreed a simple strategy that enabled us to secure planning approval and grant funds for an iconic solar+storage battery installation on our local Grade II listed Parish Office. This highly visible ‘win’ has led to a second wave of project proposals that we believe will accelerate progress towards our goal of ‘energy at lowest cost – to our community and the environment"
" Mark offered sound “hands on” advice to help with our application and was readily available for consultation and counsel. His knowledge of the pub business and understanding of the way in which such an application should be constructed played a major part in us securing both a £40,000 grant as well as a £40,000 loan to help buy the pub." - support provided via The Plunkett Foundation
"Mark’s straight forward approach belies the thoughtfulness beneath, in understanding our business, ethos and people. His help in facing difficult conversations and resolve practical issues in our co-operative, certainly did help us.
We would certainly recommend Mark for any organisation needing a hand dealing with change or even the lack of change. "