CEIS calls for ambitious and creative approach to economic recovery

Posted in: News.

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

Posted in: News.

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

Posted in: News.

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 […]

SEWF 2019 to take place in Addis Ababa, political Capital of Africa

Posted in: Events, News.

SEWF 2019 will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 23-25th October 2019. This Global Forum was first established in 2008 and has traversed the globe, visiting 6 continents (Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, North America and South America) and 10 Cities (Edinburgh, Melbourne, San Francisco, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Calgary, Seoul, Milan, Hong Kong and […]

Cabinet Secretary, Aileen Campbell to announce Scotland’s Social Enterprise Census 2019 findings

Posted in: Events, News.

Scotland’s Social Enterprise Policy & Practice Conference will take place on Wednesday 4th September at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow. Every two years the event features the launch of Scotland’s Social Enterprise Census, which has been a policy influencing resource since its launch in 2015. We are delighted to confirm Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Communities […]

Third Sector Partnership win Just Enterprise contract

Posted in: Business Support, News.

The Scottish Government announced this week the consortium* of business consultancy specialists led by CEIS and including Social Enterprise Academy, Firstport, Impact Hub Inverness and CEMVO will continue to deliver the Just Enterprise contract. The announcement follows a competitive tender process won by the Just Enterprise consortium. CEIS CEO Gerry Higgins said “Following the positive independent […]

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