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
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 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.
Glen Buchanan, ‘Community enterprise: investing in the future’, article from pages 185–189 of the ‘Yearbook of cooperative enterprise 1990’, looking ahead to the imminent launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund and reflecting on other aspects of community enterprise development in Scotland, 1989
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.