Professional Help from ProHelp

Business in the Community

Need professional help? …..

ProHelp may be the answer

ProHelp is a group of professionals firms who have formed to provide free professional services to community based, not-for-profit social enterprises working for the social regeneration of your local area.

The professional firms undertake one-off projects, which could include outline building plans and costings, property valuations, structural surveys, the development of PR & marketing strategies and business plans, legal and accountancy advice and business mentoring.

If you are taking on property, wanting to extend or renovate an existing building, employing staff, losing staff, negotiating new contract agreements, developing a business plan or marketing strategy, setting up a new organisation, wanting to develop an existing one, struggling with financial forecasting or needing help with brand identity? …. perhaps ProHelp can assist you?

Please contact Ann Hilton at Business in the Community at or call on 0115 9247408

ProHelp Survey

ProHelp offers free professional support to the voluntary sector to address specific issues and Business Champions provides business mentors to advise voluntary groups and social enterprises over strategic matters.

Business in the Community (BITC), which manages the ProHelp programme in the East Midlands, is reviewing how it can best deliver ProHelp beyond June 2015, when current funding contracts come to an end.

It is also looking to get a clear understanding on what features of this service community organisations most appreciate and in what ways there may be opportunity for BITC to consider how best to develop these programmes to any changing circumstances.

To help inform this process we are seeking feedback from organisations that have received support from businesses (as well as those who have not accessed the service before), to gain invaluable feedback on what they appreciate and what impact it makes.

Please access the survey via the following link:

Need free professional help?

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Need free* professional help?

Are you are considering merging with another charity or planning to set up a consortium to bring together similar service providers and bid for larger contracts?  You may need legal advice over your formal structure and/or TUPE implications / redundancy advice, assistance with the negotiation of new contract agreements, maybe business planning advice, financial forecasting assistance or marketing/PR assistance and graphic design to help with brand identity? …. perhaps Business in the Community can assist you?

ProHelp engages professional firms to provide free professional services to community organisations in their local area and Business Champions offers business mentors to provide strategic guidance where a commercial perspective is needed.

Please call Ann Hilton at Business in the Community on 0115 924 7408,

email: or see web site EastMidlandsProgrammes

* BITC is funded to support social enterprise in Nottingham City, Mansfield, Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Derby City, Chesterfield, Bolsover, Lincoln City, East Lindsey and Boston.  Assistance can still be provided outside of these areas for an administration fee of £120.