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John Pearce papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-JP
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2010

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection includes John Pearce's papers dating from 1976, when he moved to Scotland, until his retirement in 2010. They include correspondence, hand annotated agendas and minutes from a variety of meetings, newspaper cuttings that Pearce found of interest, training guides (some of which he created himself), and material relating to legal structures of community and social enterprises. The papers reflect Pearce’s areas of interest and expertise (such as Social Accounting and Audit), and the work of organisations that he founded and/or was a member of: Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM), Industrial Common Ownership Finance (ICOF), Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC), Commonwealth Association for Local Action in Development (COMMACT), Community Business Scotland, Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund. The records have been arranged into 2 series reflecting these areas of John Pearce's work:
-Social enterprise papers, 1973-2010
-Social accounting and audit (SAA) papers, 1977-2008

Pearce, John | 1942 - 2011 | social enterprise pioneer

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, November 1976 to March 1977

This file contains 2 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM and ICOF
-Copies of loan applications to ICOF by workers' co-ops
-Drafts of an ICOM pamphlet on 'A Scottish Mondragon'
-Reports and correspondence with regional councils on co-operative solutions to unemployment
-Correspondence relating to the Industrial Common Ownership Act (1976) and the establishing of the SCDC

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, May 1978 to September 1978

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF and SCDC
-ICOF Annual Report and Accounts, December 1977
-World Conference: development and industrial cooperatives, preliminary programme 2, June 1978
-Appeal from Beechwood College for funding from ICOM Companies and individual members, September 1978
-‘First of May’ Edinburgh Books Collective Newsletter No.7, 12 August 1978
-Article by Rita Rhodes 'Worker co-operatives and the unions', September 1978

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, April 1979 to October 1979

This file contains 2 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Correspondence, meeting agendas and notes, financial statements and newsletters relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF and the SCDC
-Conference programmes & reports
-Discussion papers on the state of the co-operative movement
-Printed pamphlet ICOF information for loan applicants
-Printed pamphlet featuring three workers co-ops that were founded in nineteenth century: Equity Shoes (Leicester); Walsall Locks; Leicester Printers
-Open University, Co-operatives Research Unit: correspondence, agendas and joining forms for 'Commonwork Seminars – The role of advisor to Co-operatives' September 1979
-SCDC Clydeside Co-operatives Development Project: description of project and job description for two development officer posts; press release for launch of project, August 1979

Commonwealth Association for Local Action and Economic Development (COMMACT) papers

This sub-series consists of 5 files:
-Constitution, general assembly and miscellaneous papers of COMMACT, 1988-1999
-Third Working for Common Wealth Conference presentations, Malaysia, April 1992
-European COMMACT conferences and symposium, 1992-1993
-Fourth Working for Common Wealth Conference presentations, Northern Ireland, September 1996
-Conference, general assembly and work programme papers of COMMACT, 1996-2005

COMMACT (Commonwealth Association for Local Action and Economic Development) was established in 1990 by practitioners of local development organisations, alternative trading organisations and related institutions as a forum for exchange of experience and promote activity in the area of social and economic development at local level. The registered business address was Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and membership was open to individuals and organisations in the field of people-centred development.

Industrial co-operatives related articles, reports and publications

This sub-series consists of 2 files:
-Industrial co-operatives related articles, reports and publications, 1973-1979
-Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC) course articles, c1994

An industrial co-operative is an enterprise owned and controlled by the people who work in it. The members of the co-operative decide between themselves in a democratic way what to do and how to organise the work.

Industrial co-operatives related articles, reports and publications

This file contains 2 folders of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:
-Worker co-operation
-Co-operatives in UK, Ireland, France
-Government assistance
-Sunderlandia (Builders) Ltd
-Mondragon co-operatives
-Tax
-Local enterprise trust for Swindon
-Liverpool University Settlement industrial development project
-Industrial common ownership movement (ICOM)
-'Industrial relations review and report', no. 101, April 1975
-Co-operative economy
-Ferguslie Community Workshop
-Unit 58 Print Services Ltd
-Financial management
-Co-operative Development Agency bill
-'Public Enterprise', no. 16, April 1979

Legal Structures Working Party correspondence and general legal structures information

This file contains 1 folder of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Articles and reports on legal aspects of community enterprise
-Community business structures
-East Middlesbrough community venture
-Niddrie community shop
-Dundee community business
-Law reform (Scotland) act 1990
-Correspondence regarding the Legal Structures Working Party of Community Business Scotland Ltd
-ICOM (Industrial Common Ownership Movement Limited) factsheets and leafletsregarding legal structures, 1990-1991
-ICOM guide, 'In good company: incorporating a voluntary organisation - the options'
-ICOM survey, 'Model rules of co-operatives', 1993
-Community Business Scotland draft model memorandum and articles of association, December 1999

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