Dave Boyle

Dave Boyle

Founder, The Community Shares Company

Dave Boyle has worked on some of the UK’s highest profile share issues, including Hastings Pier Charity, the first charity to raise equity finance in the UK and Portpatrick Harbour, the first Scottish charity to do so. He’s also advised on Community Share issues in sport, leisure, pubs, energy and media which have collectively raised over £5,000,000.

Since 2001, he has worked with over 100 voluntary community sector enterprises including community-run pubs, shops, football clubs, sports and recreation facilities.

He’s written and spoken about the ‘sharing economy’, platform co-ops and the future of the co-operative movement.

Applying “the Preston Model” to the cooperative economy

Main Hall

Emma Hoddinott, Labour Cllr for Wickersley Ward Rotherham and Local Government Officer for the Coop Party and Matthew Brown, Cabinet Member for Social Justice, Inclusion and Policy at Preston City Council discussing the latest advances and successes of “the Preston model” and how similar local and central government strategies could be deployed to create a […]

The Changing Narrative

WORKSHOP: Co-op creation made simple

Workshop space

Siôn Whellens, Co-Founder of the Worker Co-op Solidarity Fund, Dave Boyle, Founder of The Community Shares Company, and Alex Bird, Chair of Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales, leading a practical session on How to start a co-op, covering legal entities, model rules and governing documents. A hands-on session looking at the various legal models co-ops can take […]

Co-op tools