Our Vision is to lead and partner with organisations to ignite and grow community trading ventures

Community Enterprise Engine was formed in 2014 by June Gomes and Tobias Gould.  They found that while many community organisations knew that they needed to generate income from trading, most wouldn’t and couldn’t move their trading ideas forward.  That’s why the Engine wanted to move on from giving advice to creating trading opportunities.


The Team



The biggest member of our team is you.  We harness your members and stakeholders to make your enterprise happen.  We also use your outcomes to win support from local businesses and to bring in capacity and expertise.


Tobias Gould

Tobias has experience of many sectors including: brand planning; market research; social enterprise; education and the NHS.  He has over 9 years of community development experience.  He loves facilitating business planning with large scale graphicing.  He is particularly fond of harnessing community knowledge to create new value propositions.  He uses ‘business model generation’ and coaching techniques to open up new products and possibilities.  He is well known to think outside the box, and collaborates with lots of other community and business agencies to deliver solid businesses.

Tobias is a SFEDI accredited business advisor and  has post graduate certificates in market research, innovation and education.


June Gomes

June has 19 years experience of working in the Third/Charity Sector, with substantial knowledge and expertise in the key areas of: grant/tender bid writing, community engagement, race equality, charity governance and organisation development. June has a creative approach to writing fundraising proposals, articulating a vision that generates buy-in and enthusiasm from Funder’s/investors, but that also represents the organisations core values and principles.  He community engagement skills and knowledge of how community organisations are set up and run successfully, enables communities/community organisations to get the best advice, tailored to their needs.

June has a BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Sheffield and an Association of Accounting Technicians qualification (Level 4).


Julia Ford

Julia has worked in SEO, PPC, website creation and content marketing for many years and thinks of it as an internet cauldron of 90% logic and 10% magic! Her skills with internet promotion are phenomenal and if she likes what you do, just watch her weave her logic/magic skills into creating an all-encompassing marketing solution that you have been looking for! She builds and promotes her own websites in her spare time, spends holidays learning new IT skills (July 2018 was Python coding! But just for fun…) but has a strong passion for community enterprises, sustainability, living a life that is out the ordinary, blazing trails and encouraging others to do so too.  Lover of all things positive – bring her a passion project with soul sparkle and she will power it up with internet Ethictricity!