The Psychologically Informed Environments Promotion and Research CIC Ltd

PIEPR - full name 'Psychologically Informed Environments Promotion and Research Community Iinterest Company Ltd' - was formally incorporated in October 2023.

The stated aims and objectves are:


  1. To promote and develop the concepts and practice of Psychologically Informed Environments (PIEs)



  • To facilitate the development of a community of practice for the exchange of ideas and the support of members and others.
  • To manage and extend the current PIElink website and/or its successors with its current content, pages, Library, IP, and activities.
  • To generate and deploy income for the above purposes from any sources compatible with the aims of the CIC and the spirit of a social enterprise company.
  • To employ or contract with staff as needed to undertake the activities of the CIC.
  • To maintain a reference group of advisers and representatives of partners and stakeholders to advise on content and direction of the website and related activities.
  • To develop and review all operational policies in the light of developments in the field, with advice from the reference group


Operational policies and agreements (un-adopted draft pending next Board meeting)

  • The CIC agrees to seek philanthropic investment from any sources compatible with the Aims and Objectives of the CIC.
  • The CIC agrees to appoint a staff team at the earliest possible opportunity, including sub-contracting of team tasks to others for agree periods of time.
  • The CIC agrees to promote and manage the agreed portion of the income from the PIE Abacus in pursuit of the aims and objectives of the company
  • The CIC agrees to manage the Intellectual Property (IP) of the authors of the PIElink contents, in return for any suitable considerations, as agreed in each case.
  • The CIC agrees to refer any amendments of the core principles of the CIC to the reference group for their feedback.
  • The CIC agrees to discuss any developments in the direction and priorities of the core themes of the PIEs framework and their interpretation in new contexts.
  • The CIC agrees to make all decisions of the CIC on the basis of consensus wherever possible; but when consensus cannot be achieved and a decision is urgent, by a majority vote, with a casting vote for the chair.
  • The CIC agrees that in all other respects the operational policies of the model CIC are adopted.


Further background reading/listening/viewing

Business plan modelling

And now a word for our sponsors: HERE

Is this the future of vocational training?: HERE

Is this the future of academic publishing?:  HERE

Workstreams, costs and timing : COMING SOON

Staffing needs : COMING SOON

Fresh directions : HERE



The option of an incubator agency : HERE

An advisory group ( or 'editorial board') for the PIElink : HERE 

Company partnerships for significant growth :  HERE


Investing PIE Abacus income

The homelessness sector as potential beneficiaries:  HERE

FAQs: Costs and sustainability: HERE

Resources for PIE leads (introductory videos series*) :  HERE

* includes one video on costs and re-investment of income


Legal structures

CIC36 application with criteria : HERE

SICS codes: HERE

PIEPR CIC specification : HERE

IP protection : HERE