Helping Businesses Create
Communities and Helping
Communities Create Businesses

Community Enterprise Engine is a social innovation consultancy working with community groups and businesses. The Engine supports and creates inclusive, active enterprising and sustainable communities. We believe enterprise has to be social, and social needs to be enterprising.

We are a team of community development professionals with skills in funding, social enterprise and community building. Our background is in helping community groups and charities thrive.
The Engine is a social business consultancy that works with communities to develop all their income streams including: trading, grants, donations, contracts, partnerships, communities, loans and equity.
We work in partnership with charities and community groups to help them grow.


Build, grow and sustain your community enterprise with our engine:

  • Choose the right structure for your enterprise
  • Get more grants
  • Increase trading income
  • Be more strategic
  • Become more sustainable
  • Demonstrate your social impact

Meet The Team


Tobias’s natural habitat is a couple of sofas in front of a large whiteboard. He loves the magic that happens from the buzz of brainstorming, helping companies work through business tools, steering them towards breakthrough moments, and reinforcing their motivation to get stuff done.

• Background in market research
• Co-author of Help to Grow
• Community building strategist
• Greyhound owner
• Loves canoeing on the River Soar


June loves to scout out funding and partnership opportunities. Bringing her substantive years of experience of working in the Third/Charity Sector, she has specialised knowledge in: grant/tender bid writing, community engagement, race equality, charity governance and organisation development.

• Background in community development
• High success record with grant funding
• Brilliant at governance diligence
• Fixer of broken things
• Explorer of all things natural

Get in Touch

If you are interested in community building, whether it`s with the neighbours, hobbyists, fans or customers, we`d love to hear from you.