We’ve signed the Scottish Business Pledge, have you?

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The Scottish Business Pledge is a values-led partnership between Scottish Government and businesses to demonstrate commitment to building a great business, which contributes to Scotland’s future. The pledge’s aim is to create lasting economic benefit through sustainable growth, equality, opportunity and innovation. Having recently revised our Company’s vision, mission and values and our annual Company […]

Our Great Start: Supporting Communities

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Overview: We recently provided community support and development services in three areas within Glasgow, North Toryglen, Kingsway and Barmulloch, on behalf of the Wheatley Group – Scotland’s leading housing, community regeneration and care group. ‘Our Great Start’ supports residents in new build neighbourhoods, where they often lack a sense of identity and belonging. Working with […]

Koreans receive strong welcome from Storm Desmond

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Our events team were delighted to organise a two day inward study visit for 10 Korean visitors, as part of British Council Korea’s ‘Social Investment is GREAT’ campaign on 2-4th December 2015. The group flew in from a three day visit in London to end their week of learning about the current social enterprise scene […]

Coastal Ranger Programme offers unique work experience opportunity

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CEIS Ayrshire launched its Coastal Ranger Programme in January 2015 in association with partners, North Ayrshire Council (Streetscene), Eglinton Country Park, The Ayrshire Community Trust (TACT) and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO). The programme was developed to protect and enhance the natural environment of Ayrshire; and encourage local groups, organisations and individuals to […]

CEIS event management of Summit hailed a success

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CEIS, in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Social Enterprise Scotland held the Social Enterprise Summit in Inverness on 10-11th June 2015 to mark HIE’s 50 years milestone of supporting local businesses and communities in the Highlands and Islands. 89% of delegates found the event management to be excellent or very good and […]

CEIS assist with Knightswood Community Centre takeover

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Knightswood Community SCIO (KCSCIO) provides social, cultural, recreational, educational, and health and fitness services and facilities for the residents of Knightswood from Knightswood Community Centre, which was originally owned by Glasgow City Council and operated on its behalf by Glasgow Life. Supported by CEIS, KCSCIO embarked on the process of assuming full responsibility for the Centre […]

CEIS International study tour – Good for the Seoul

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The Indigo Group is a social enterprise that delivers early years, out of school care and youth services in and around Glasgow. We caught up with CEO, Deborah Grant one year on from her participation in our International study tour to Seoul, Republic of Korea, incorporating SEWF2014 and Shanghai, China.   Why did you decide to participate in […]

Research proves Craft Café boosts wellbeing

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The Craft Café is a programme from Impact Arts that attempts to reduce the isolation and loneliness experiencedby older people, to enable them to make positive lifestyle changes associated with ageing and, ultimately, to bring about a better quality of life. With the programme growing in scale and reach, Impact Arts challenged the team at Social […]

Diving head first to success

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MDive Ltd is a commercial diving company based on the Isle of Mull.  The company was set up in December 2013 by Helen Dewar and Murdo Smith establishing their first contract with Scottish Sea Farms. In July 2014 it became apparent that we needed to purchase a transportation vessel for our divers to enable us to reach customers further […]

YES to young people’s futures

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Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) is a registered charity, which has been working to support young people in Scotland for 40 years. YES run a variety of enterprise programmes for young people aged 5 to 30 in primary and secondary schools, Further Education colleges, prisons, secure & residential units and community groups. Their team of passionate staff and […]

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