Based in the North-West of England, CommEnt is a Community Interest Company that supports sustainable development by working with individuals, groups and organisations who wish to establish and develop community-based enterprises. Any surplus will be used to support local or regional charities working to improve the social, built and natural environment of their communities.

The principles that we value when developing community enterprise include:

Education - to increase the capacity of communities and organisations;

Empowerment - encouraging and supporting people to take responsibility;

Enterprise - sharing the risk and rewards;

Cooperation - creating a culture of cooperation and team-work to build social capital;

Sustainability - strengthening a sense of place within the social, natural and built environments; Independence - supporting the emergence of a diverse marketplace.

These principles can be expressed by a quote from Professor Peter Lloyd, 'Increase the capacity of a community to manage its own regeneration'.