CEIS ‘Committed to Excellence’

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We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded and recognised by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) as ‘Committed to Excellence’. The EFQM Excellence Model provides a framework that encourages cooperation, collaboration and innovation. After formal notification on 5th May, representatives of the staff focus group who have dedicated time and expertise to the process […]

Social Enterprise Summit positions Highlands and Islands at the forefront

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On 10-11th June, CEIS in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Social Enterprise Scotland held the Social Enterprise Summit, a first of its kind exploring the challenges and opportunities for rural social enterprises. The event, heralded as a success, was attended by over 200 delegates from across the UK, Canada, Australia and China […]

People Make Glasgow Enterprising

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We are pleased to have been provided with access and permission to use the People Make Glasgow Enterprising brand. On 1st May all members of Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) received access to the brand, which was formally launched at the GSEN trade show on 10th December 2014 by Scott Taylor, CEO for Glasgow City […]

CEIS Ayrshire welcomes Erasmus+ partners from Spain, Australia and Slovakia

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CEIS Ayrshire welcomed project partners from GRUPO EQ5 in Spain, Epic Employment Services in Australia, EPIC Slovakia and Epic Assist Charity Scotland as they collaborate to launch a transnational programme to assist 200+ students from 4 Universities. The project commenced in September 2014 with a meeting in Bratislava and will run to August 2016. The […]

SEWF returns to Europe

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CEIS Events has just returned from a social enterprise tour of Berlin, Milan and Naples as the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) came full circle, returning to Europe after 7 events on 6 continents. Following the inaugural forum in Edinburgh in 2008, CEIS has organised a delegation to attend the annual Social Enterprise World Forum […]

Social Enterprise Summit provides global focus

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Lee Mannion from Pioneers Post attended the Social Enterprise Summit and has outlined some highlights from the event: The social enterprise summit in Inverness has been a whirlwind of speeches, debates and purposeful associating. Both speakers and attendees have represented the diversity of the people involved with and working for social enterprises in Scotland and […]

Deputy First Minister of Scotland backs social enterprise

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    Lee Mannion from Pioneers Post attended the Social Enterprise Summit and has outlined some highlights from the event: The Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, has pledged the Scottish government’s support for social enterprise in Scotland. In a speech in which he also praised Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for 50 years of development […]

Coastal Ranger Programme launched

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CEIS Ayrshire launched its Coastal Ranger Programme in January 2015 in association with partners, North Ayrshire Council (Streetscene), Eglinton Country Park, The Ayrshire Community Trust (TACT) and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO). The programme was developed in response to the Ayrshire Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP), which aims to: Protect and enhance the natural environment […]

Social Investment is GREAT

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The British Council Scotland Director Lloyd Anderson, joined Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude, Chivas Regal UK and successful Scottish social enterprises and social investors in announcing a global campaign to boost the UK social economy. Held on 5 March in the picturesque Scottish town of Keith, the event celebrated UK social enterprise and also marked the UK launch […]



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