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 […]

Delving in to the exotic

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West Lothian based The Living Room Zoo is a new start exotic animal pet shop specialising in reptiles.   The shop stock various reptiles, some of which the owners breed themselves, alongside exotic varieties of mammals and common domestic pets. Food and accessories for their extraordinary range of pets can also be purchased and they even offer a boarding […]

Merryhatton Garden Centre

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West Lothian based Merryhatton Garden Centre has been trading for 15 years and is well-known in the local area. The business employs up to 37 staff at any one time and stocks all types of indoor & outdoor plants and a wide range of garden accessories and gifts. There is also an onsite coffee shop used by customers to […]

Business loan supports client growth in fresh food sector

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Clyde Valley Tomatoes, is expanding their operation with a new range of consumer products under the label ‘Clyde Valley Kitchen’. These products will include tomato ketchup & relish, a range of soups and juices; all of which will drive to build their brand and business. Obtaining a loan from DSL Business Finance has allowed Clyde Valley Tomatoes […]

STEPS course proves to be a hit

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A third group has recently completed CEIS Ayrshire’s STEPS training course. The 4 -day programme is designed to support individuals identify their key skills and realise their true potential to step into the employment market. Some key areas of development and motivation include: Stretching individuals comfort zones Supporting them to manage personal change Understanding and […]

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