New CEO, Ian Mitchell on his first month in post [blog]

Posted in: Blog.

So, “how’s my first month in the new job been?”. Really enjoying it.  I have been made very welcome indeed by a fantastic group of people here in CEIS – in Glasgow and in Ayrshire – and by our partners across Scotland who have been generous with their knowledge.  The care and passion shine through. […]

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 […]

Social Enterprise World Forum 2019

Posted in: Events, News.

This year’s Social Enterprise World Forum will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 23-25th October. CEIS founded Social Enterprise World Forum CIC in 2007 and hosted the inaugural event in 2008. Since then, we have provided global event management support, remotely and onsite, to each annual event host. We even had the privilege of hosting this Global […]

Scotland’s Social Enterprise Week: 2nd-5th September 2019

Posted in: Event Management, News.

CEIS, Social Enterprise Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University are collaborating to host Scotland’s Social Enterprise Week from 2nd – 5th September in Glasgow, featuring the International Social Innovation Research Conference, Scotland’s Annual Social Enterprise Policy & Practice Conference and the Social Enterprise Exchange Marketplace. The week will be of interest to social enterprise leaders & practitioners, academics, students & […]

New Chief Executive announced for Community Enterprise in Scotland

Posted in: News.

Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), the leading provider of business support to social enterprises in Scotland has announced its new Chief Executive. Ian Mitchell, currently Deputy Director External Affairs for the Scottish Government is set to take the company forward. Ian is taking over from existing CEO Gerry Higgins who has stepped down to drive […]

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