Ministry of Labor, Taiwan: Business Development workshop

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Overview Deliver a week-long business development programme to 50 local social enterprises and NPO (non-profit organisations) programme applicants in Taipei to enhance marketing and financial management knowledge and skills. The WDA (Workforce Development Agency) has been working with communities since 1999 following a devastating earthquake hit Taiwan to encourage them to develop their local economy […]

James digging his way out of unemployment

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Overview After leaving school without any formal qualifications and little work experience, James Wallace didn’t know what he wanted to do and had little confidence in his own abilities. In January 2017, Job Centre Plus, Irvine referred him to our Ayrshire branch that deals with employability and training for individuals and employers. We registered James […]

Rollerstop and Hamish Dobbie Silversmithing Business Loans

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Siobhan Lawson, Founder & Managing Director at Rollerstop and Hamish Dobbie of Hamish Dobbie Silversmithing explain how a business loan from DSL Business Finance benefitted their companies when they couldn’t get a loan from banks. Find out more about our business finance services

Whiteinch Centre and Recycling Mobility Business Support

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Julita Hanlon, Business Development Manager, Whiteinch Centre and Elaine Williamson, Project Manager, Recycle Mobility describe the varied business support they received from CEIS to develop their businesses. Find out more about our business support services

Brendan and Holly training support

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Brendan Behan and Holly Lamont of Body & Soul Beauty and Holistic Therapies describe the training and employment opportunities they received to support their individual career development. Find out more about our employability services

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 […]

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