Celebrating the Success of the Kickstart Scheme

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CEIS Ayrshire work closely with every age group that is unemployed, however 16-24 years old was the demographic that was most affected by COVID-19 in terms of accessing the job market . As an age group we already have experience with, we opted to become part of The Kickstart Scheme, where we were successful in […]

A day in the life of… Jennifer Murray (Business Advisor)

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Welcome to the next instalment of our “A Day in the Life” series, in which we interview colleagues from across the entire CEIS Group and ask them to reflect on their career, their role and their experiences within the group. We sat down with Jennifer Murray, a Business Advisor in the Enterprise and Communities team […]

How we helped accelerate the growth of 15 social enterprises

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In October 2021 we worked closely with Firstport and the Glasgow City Council to help deliver the Widening Horizons Growth Accelerator programme. This fully funded programme was developed to support ambitious Glasgow-based social entrepreneurs and enterprises to strengthen their organisations, achieve growth, and further develop their social impact. Throughout the course of the programme, we […]

Gerry Higgins interview: the journey and ambitions for SEWF

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This month we caught up with Gerry Higgins, Managing Director of Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) to learn about the organisation’s journey and ambitions since Gerry first founded it as a project in 2008 while CEO at CEIS (Community Enterprise In Scotland). Originally introduced to convene global leaders to share best practice at an annual […]

Community wealth building: progressive procurement for a more inclusive Scotland

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Roddy Stewart is the Team Leader of our Enterprise and Communities team, who help support organisations in the third sector, including  social enterprises, national and local charities and groups, working with local communities to reduce inequality and make Scotland a better place to live and work. Roddy has been with CEIS (Community Enterprise In Scotland) […]



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