Community interest companies: case studies

Examples of community interest company (CIC) success stories.

These case studies give a flavour of the good work Community Interest Companies (CICs) are doing around the UK.

The CICs represented here are operating in different parts of the UK, working in various sectors and are each very special in their own way.


  1. Allendale Creative Artists
  2. Bewdley Development Trust
  3. Blues and Beers
  4. Bookdonors
  5. Bristol Together
  6. Cittaslow UK
  7. Culture and Sport Glasgow Trading
  8. Directions Finningley
  9. Frame of Mind now known as Frame of Mind (Vocational Training)
  10. Isle of Skye Ferry
  11. Little Fish Theatre
  12. Metfield Stores
  13. Pathfinder Healthcare Developments
  14. Ryburgh Community Enterprise
  15. Scotcash
  16. The Fold Bransford
  17. Skills for Life Learning Centre
  18. Spokes
  19. The Expert Patients Programme
  20. The Wellbeing Project now known as Wellbeing Enterprises
  21. Warm Wales (Cymru Gynnes)
  22. Women Like Us now known as Timewise Foundation
Published 2 August 2013
Last updated 25 October 2017 + show all updates
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