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Supporting positive societal and environmental change

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Text stating Inclusive Innovation. Supporting positive societal and environmental change

As Scotland looks to recover from the pandemic, the country’s third sector will be central to its renewal – whilst ensuring that it is rooted in a fair and inclusive society.  Two organisations have combined forces to offer a tailor-made programme targeted at boosting innovation in social enterprises and third sector organisations. Community Enterprise In […]

CEIS announces new Chief Executive

Posted in: News, Social Enterprise Ecosystem.

The Board of Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), the leading provider of business support to social enterprises in Scotland are pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Avila as Group CEO, replacing our outgoing CEO Ian Mitchell. Martin joins us from his current position as Director at the Kinning Park Complex and will be taking […]

Widening Horizons Social Enterprise Growth Accelerator

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Programme Details The Widening Horizons Growth Accelerator supports ambitious social entrepreneurs and enterprises in Glasgow to strengthen their organisations, achieve growth, and develop their social impact. What are the benefits of the programme? This programme offers one-to-one and peer-based business support, training from sector experts and access to potential investors and lenders. Business support: Our […]

CEIS calls for ambitious and creative approach to economic recovery

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Response by Maureen Porch, Chair, CEIS Group to the Scottish Government’s Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Dear Lord Smith Thank-you for the opportunity to respond to the advisory group consultation on economic recovery. I am responding as Chair of CEIS (Community Enterprise in Scotland).  Based in Govan, we are a key, strategic partner within the […]

Coronavirus update

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We are all well-aware that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has already had a huge impact on our day-to-day lives and this will only intensify over the coming weeks and possibly months. CEIS Group including its companies CEIS Ayrshire and DSL Business Finance like any other social enterprise are being challenged by recent unprecedented events. The safety and […]

CEO to cycle 100 miles round trip in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care

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Ian Mitchell, CEO, CEIS Group will cycle from home to work and back in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. Ian, who lives in Edinburgh and works from the Govan HQ in Glasgow, is an avid cyclist and bikes to work most days, however, this normally includes hopping on the Edinburgh to Glasgow train. To support […]

Social Enterprise in Scotland Census 2019

Posted in: News, Social Enterprise Ecosystem.

Scotland has a long history of pioneering forms of business, including mutual, co-operatives and social enterprises. Over the last 14 years, the Scottish social enterprise sector has enjoyed unparalleled levels of political and economic support with the Scottish Government embracing social enterprise as an important partner in the economy and in the creation of a […]

Ayrshire Open Day Celebrations

Posted in: Employability, News.

On Friday 28th June, CEIS Ayrshire opened its doors in Irvine to showcase its services and the support available to local residents and employers looking to recruit. In the last year (April 2018 – March 2019) CEIS Ayrshire in partnership with North Ayrshire Council has supported over 900 people into employment and delivered training to […]

CEIS take over programme to strengthen communities in Ayrshire

Posted in: Employability, News.

On 7th May, CEIS Ayrshire took over the management of Ahead South Ayrshire (ASA); an anchor organisation for community-led action that uses Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) to bring people together in their local area through shared interests. The project aligns with CEIS Ayrshire’s grassroots work within Ayrshire, which was well known to the previous […]

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