Daniel Brewer, one of our directors, discusses why he likes Community Share Offers!
Last week was Mustard Seed Property’s (MSP) best yet in our current share offer. We jumped from £30,000 to over £170,000. Yes, this was to a large extent due to one foundation adding £100,000, but there were some significant others as well. One of the reasons I love community share issues (and Mustard Seed Property’s in particular) is that they have the power to engage the foundations, the second home owners and the MPs, all of whom we might expect to invest, and have done! But it also includes the retired widow, the farmer, the holidaymaker and the local business. It enables all of us to contribute what we can and treats us as equals: one member one vote. We become, not just investors looking for a positive outcome and a reasonable rate of return, we become something together that we could not achieve on our own. The power of the collective capitalism harnessed for the common good – still delivering what John Ludlow foresaw when the first ‘Industrial and Provident Societies Partnership Act’ was passed under the Derby/Disraeli Tory government of 1852.