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Glen Buchanan papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-GB
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1991

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection covers records kept by Glen Buchanan while working for Community Business Scotland Ltd and Strathclyde Community Business Ltd from 1981 to 1991. The records have been arranged into 4 series reflecting these and other businesses Glen Buchanan worked with and publications he kept, including:
-Community Business Scotland Ltd (CBS) reports, conventions and publications
-Strathclyde Community Business Ltd (SCB) reports and training materials
-Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI) annual reviews and newsletters
-Social enterprise projects and publications

Buchanan, Glen | b 1955 | social enterprise research and development coordinator

Community Business Scotland Ltd (CBS) reports, conventions and publications

This series consists of 4 files:
-Annual reports and conventions of Community Business Scotland Ltd, 1986-1990
-Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc promotional material, 1989
-Publications of Community Business Scotland Ltd, 1986-1987
-Newsletters of Community Business Scotland Ltd, 1984-1991

Community Business Scotland Ltd was founded in 1981 to provide support to the growing community business movement in Scotland. In the 1980s the organisation worked with 8 regional councils to establish independent development units to support community business and enterprise across Scotland. It also produced a newsletter CB News, which was succeeded by New Sector in the 1990s, closing in 2009. In 1990 CBS launched the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund, raising £0.5m to lend to community enterprises. The fund was absorbed into Charity Bank in 2000. In the 1990s CBS researched and developed methods in Social Accounting and Audit working with partners across Europe. From 2003-2005 CBS managed the Bridge to the Social Economy project, which initiated the establishing of Social Enterprise Scotland. From the 1990s CBS was known as CBS Network and closed in 2015.

Annual reports and conventions of Community Business Scotland Ltd

This file contains 6 items:
-Annual Convention 1986, programme for convention held in Edinburgh, 24-25 October 1986
-Annual Convention 1987, 'A decade of community enterprise’, programme for convention held at Maryhill Community Central Hall, Glasgow, 23-24 October 1987
-Annual Convention 88, programme for convention held at Raploch, Stirling, 28-29 October 1988
-Annual Report 1987/88
-Annual Report 1989
-Annual Report 1990

Convention programmes include reports, adverts, programme, accounts and list of members. Annual reports include the CBS report, accounts, list of members, reports for two trading subsidiary companies, Community Economic Development and the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund and supporting adverts.

Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc promotional material

This file contains 18 items:
-‘Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc : prospectus’, with key facts about the fund and community enterprise in Scotland, the SCEIF board of directors and administrative and legal details, August 1989
-‘Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc : an opportunity to invest in Scotland’s greatest asset...the people’, fold-out promotional pamphlet to accompany the prospectus.1989
-16 colour photographs of the SCEIF launch event in Glasgow City Chambers, October 1989

Publications of Community Business Scotland Ltd

This file contains 8 items:
-CBS, ‘Community business 1986 directory’, listing community enterprises and advisory agencies in Scotland by region with Introduction by Glen Buchanan, 1986
-CBS, ‘The first ten years : a decade of community enterprise in Scotland’, containing 16 articles written by leaders in the field and Foreword by Glen Buchanan, October 1987
-6 photocopies of letters sent from MPs in response to being sent a copy of 'The first 10 years', including Margaret Thatcher, Edward Heath, Robert Maclennan, Paddy Ashdown, Donald Dewar, Robin Cook, James Callaghan and Bruce Millan, January 1988

Strathclyde Community Business Ltd (SCB) reports and training materials

This series consists of 2 files:
-Annual reports and strategy documents of Strathclyde Community Business Ltd, 1985-1990
-Training materials of Strathclyde Community Business Ltd, 1986-1990

Strathclyde Community Business Ltd (SCB) was set up in 1984 by Strathclyde Regional Council, the Scottish Development Agency and Glasgow District Council (along with eleven other district councils in the region). Its aim was to streamline development, training and financial support for community businesses. It was an independent company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Its board of directors included representatives from its public sector funders, the community business movement and the private sector. It had a finance and administration team and a training resources team at its headquarters at Six Harmony Row, Govan, Glasgow. In 1995 SCB became Community Enterprise in Strathclyde with a new focus on project development and contract work.

Annual reports and strategy documents of Strathclyde Community Business Ltd

This file contains 1 folder:
-Annual report, 1984/85
-Annual report, 1985/86
-Annual report, 1986/87
-Annual report, 1987/88
-Annual report, 1988/89
-Annual report, 1990
-Corporate Plan 1990-93, 'Community Enterprise into the 1990s'
-Report, ‘A future strategy for the development and support of community businesses in Strathclyde’, May 1988

Training materials of Strathclyde Community Business Ltd

This file contains 1 folder:
-Promotional leaflet, ‘Seminar – how the UK’s largest community business development agency works’, for SCB seminar on 12 June 1986 at the Kelvin Conference Centre, Glasgow, 1986
-SCB training programme booklet, ‘Real training for real jobs – the 1987 European Social Fund training programmes’, Spring 1988
-SCB training programme leaflet, ‘Autumn/winter 1988 training courses’, 1988
-SCB training programme leaflet, ‘Tailor made for job creation: the 1988 European Social Fund training programmes and comments on the rejection of support for 1989’, 1989
-SCB training booklet, ‘Training pack no. 1: the cash flow forecast', 1988
-SCB training booklet, 'Training pack no. 2: the job description and terms and conditions of employment', c1988
-SCB training booklet, 'Training pack no. 3: undertaking a financial feasibility of a business idea', c1989
-SCB training booklet, 'Training pack no. 4: employment resource pack: introduction to employment legislation', c1989
-SCB training booklet, 'Training pack no. 5: meetings', c1990
-SCB training booklet, 'Training pack no. 6: time management’, 1990

Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI) annual reviews and newsletters

This series consists of 2 files:
-Annual reviews of the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI), 1988-1990
-Newsletters of the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI), 1985-1988

The Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI) was established in 1986 to provide support for community enterprises. It offered help and advice and sharing skills and knowledge for community co-operatives and community businesses across the region.

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