Citizen Click spins out as a new, independent CIC

Anyone who has read either the BSSEC website or blog over the past decade or so will be familiar with the website design work of social enterprise Citizen Click. This is because Citizen Click undertook a complete redesign of our website in 2012, helping us to salvage everything we wanted to keep while migrating across to a customised version of WordPress. Our aim — and it was long overdue — was to get to a point where we could manage almost all aspects of the BSSEC website, thus keeping our online costs to a minimum. 

Now, Nate Sheridan, Martin Hogg and the team at Citizen Coaching have just announced that Citizen Click has been spun-out as a new, independent Community Interest Company.

Nate Sheridan says: “Over the past year Martin and I have been talking about how we could make it clearer to clients about what we provide. People often asked Martin and I why a counselling company made websites or a website company provides counselling.”

Any lingering confusion has now been removed. “As of September 2021,” Nate says, “Citizen Click has separated from Citizen Coaching, bringing our website, design, video and social media services into to an independent Community Interest Company. We’ll continue to work closely with Citizen Coaching but this is a really exciting opportunity for Citizen Click and we are looking forward to developing as an organisation and putting into practice our social aims of providing apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities in digital media, alongside our continued support and work within the social enterprise sector and local communities.”

Martin Hogg, who founded Citizen Click says: “This is an exciting new chapter for Nate and Citizen Click. It’s going to be clearer about what they offer and there will be new opportunities to focus on digital inclusion work, something they’ve always been passionate about. I will be supporting Nate during the transition and wish him well. Citizen Coaching will certainly remain one of his loyal customers.”

Personally, I think this is brilliant news. Yes, it makes the offer of these two companies clearer but more important than this it marks a huge step in the evolution of the Citizen Coaching group.

To have established Citizen Click from scratch, to have staffed it with young apprentices that have turned into a skilled and stable workforce, and to have developed a client list of over seventy organisations is a terrific achievement and we congratulate all concerned. Best wishes and every success to the new Citizen Click CIC.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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