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Mark Cotton


Mark Cotton is an independent business development consultant and founder of Mark Cotton Consultancy.

Specialising in providing a range of consultancy services to the creative and social enterprise sectors, he supports entrepreneurs in areas such as visioning, strategy and organisational development, business planning and financial modelling, fundraising and investment readiness, governance, social impact measurement and general business mentoring.

Mark has previously worked with Plymouth College of Art on delivery of the Atlantic Youth Creative Hub Young Creative Entrepreneurs Business Incubation Programme 2020/21 and is currently a volunteer business mentor at PCA.

Additionally, he is Social Investment Consultant to Devon Community Foundation and Somerset Community Foundation, Associate Consultant with impact investors Resonance Ltd and is a Business Adviser and Mentor for Dartington, London and Northwest Schools for Social Entrepreneurs.

Mark is Non-executive Director and Trustee of KARST, Plymouth’s largest independent contemporary arts space and former Chair of Kaleider, an Exeter based arts production studio and former Chair of Cosmic, a digital skills agency and social enterprise based in Devon.

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