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 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 : 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
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
The Community Business Scotland, 'Community business 1986 directory' lists the activities of over 80 trading community businesses which had become established in Scotland. It includes an overview of community business setting the context, its contribution to community economic development, support for and appraisal of community business and listing of community businesses by region.
Community Business Scotland and the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands, 'The first ten years: a decade of community enterprise in Scotland', October 1987. This publication covers the development of the community enterprise movement in Scotland between 1977-1987, looking at lessons learned, key issues and development for the future. Containing foreword by Glen Buchanan and 16 articles written by leaders in the field: Linda Echlin; John Pearce; Willy Roe; Ronald Young; Roy Pedersen; Carola Bell; John Rugman; John Harrison; Iain Clark; Helen Macneil; Colin Roxburgh; George Burt; Pat Cassidy; Keith Hayton; Sir Kenneth Alexander; and Tor Justad.
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.