Case Study

Canadian Inward Visit: Scotland

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Canadian Inward Visit: 5-9th September 2016, Scotland

The Brief

Design a study tour programme for 16 Canadian government officials, practitioners and academics providing insight to the Social Enterprise Sector within Scotland including a focus on government support; and an understanding of the emerging procurement framework promoting use of community benefit clauses and the Community Empowerment Act.

Our Input

CEIS Events provided full event management services covering budget management; host management; programme development; logistics; travel & accommodation.

The Results

A full productive program was developed to meet the group’s objectives including:

  • Urban visits to leading social enterprises in Glasgow and government delivery partners
  • Attendance at Policy event with key members of Scottish Government
  • Attendance at Social Enterprise Policy and Practice: Scotland’s Annual Conference
  • An overnight trip to the Highlands & Islands exploring rural and remote social enterprises engaging community benefit clauses.

Client testimonial

“Our Canadian visit to the social enterprise sector in Scotland was amazing – we experienced the scope of government policy to community practice. The learnings continue to influence our sector development and impacts. Just one of the best business based experiences I have had in 30 years. Informative, enjoyable and well run” David LePage, Chair, Social Enterprise Council of Canada



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