Enterprising Macclesfield is a Community Interest Company that started as a Make it Macclesfield initiative in 2015.

We want to encourage, support and stimulate enterprise in the Macclesfield area. We aim to achieve this by providing support, and, in due course, funding to local entrepreneurs with the ambition of developing more sustainable enterprises in our community.

We support start-ups and established enterprises (social and commercial) in the Macclesfield area where we can see there being a reasonable prospect of measurable benefits as a result of our involvement.

We are a voluntary local initiative driven by forward thinking, proactive professionals with a passion for enterprise. We understand the importance to our local economy of creating an environment where enterprises can grow and prosper. We are building a sustainable organisation by seeking funding from local individuals and businesses.

Responsibility for the day-to-day running of Enterprising Macclesfield rests with the Review Panel team who are all volunteers.




Tim Shercliff

Tim is an energetic senior business executive with significant experience in business strategy, general management, sales, marketing and complex programme management gained primarily in the information technology, professional service and social enterprise sector. Tim is currently involved in a portfolio of activities involving strategy consulting and facilitation, coaching, two social enterprises...

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Philip Cole

A reliable, tenacious leader of projects and teams with considerable experience of leading and supporting business change in marketing, IT, finance and corporate communications during a 30-year career with Royal Dutch Shell plc. After leaving Shell, Philip set-up on his own to undertake contract work; he recently completed a series...

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John Varney

35 year career in Broadcasting, starting with engineering, then creative roles. Currently non-exec director of a plc, Chair of Ofcom Advisory Committee, Governor at Manchester Metropolitan University and incoming Chair of Silk Heritage Trust. John also invests in early stage digital businesses. John is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the...

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Ray Clarke

Ray Clarke is a professional, dynamic and successful Chartered Marketer with over 24 years’ experience of driving growth for SMEs and large corporations in local and international markets.             Experience:   Established and operates a successful marketing business for 12 years   Exceeded the start-up targets for...

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Gareth White

An accountant with significant experience of working with SME’s and sole traders. Having set up and managed his own business Gareth is all too aware of the problems and challenges encountered by those looking to start and manage their own enterprises. Gareth’s clients rely on him on a daily basis with...

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Rachael Chiverton

Rachael has a wealth of experience in credit control and invoice management and improving cashflow. She is founder of Rachael Chiverton Ltd and her clients know her as the “Contracts Lady” and “Cash Flow Queen”. Rachael works with a variety of businesses showing them how to achieve consistent cash flow...

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Teresa Skinner

Teresa Skinner

Teresa is a solicitor specialising in advice to businesses including commercial agreements and disputes and business sales and purchase, which she approaches from the view point that prevention is always better than the cure and that having the right agreements in place is a vital part of any commercial transaction....

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