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‘Real training for real jobs – the 1987 European Social Fund training programmes’

Contents of the 1987 ESF training programme booklet:
-Introduction
-Community business in Strathclyde
-The 1987 programme, detailing the stages of the training programme
-Barlanark Community Enterprises Ltd: A case study (comic strip)
-Statistical summary of the 1987 training programme
-Conclusion: some lessons learned
-Appendix, detailing each training programme with an evaluation of its effectiveness

Alan Kay interview audio recording and transcript, recorded November 2014

  • Audio recording of the interview, Alan Kay.mp3, 2:26:08 hours, 81MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Alan Kay_Approved Transcript.pdf, 34 pages, 476kB

This item is an interview with Alan Kay recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in November 2014 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Alan Kay's involvement in the social enterprise movement in Scotland from the late 1980s to mid 2010s. It includes his reflections on the sector and his work with John Pearce and others for Community Business Scotland, Community Enterprise Lothian, and latterly through freelance work. Click on the URL link in the metadata section below. This will take you to the Glasgow Caledonian University edShare page where the items can be previewed and downloaded.

Alan’s background is in overseas development and he lived and worked in East Africa and South-east Asia before returning to Scotland in 1988. He joined forces with John Pearce, and worked with community-owned enterprises and social enterprises, firstly for Community Business Scotland as a researcher and then in 1991 for Community Enterprise Lothian, initially as a Training Officer. He moved to Indonesia to work with VSO as their Country Director from 1994 until 1997. On returning to Edinburgh he carried out numerous commissions for a wide range of clients in the statutory, charitable, public and third sector in the UK and abroad. He helped to found the Social Audit Network and continued for many years as an active Board member, acting as its Chair at one stage. In 2009 he became an Associate Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and assisted in the establishment of a Diploma and MSc in Social Enterprise. He then went on to become a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at GCU where he advised on the 5-year CommonHealth research project. He was an active tutor with the Social Enterprise Academy for over 10 years and specialised in ‘social impact’ measures, working abroad for them on several occasions. He was also is on the board of the Community Development Journal for over 20 years, much of that time as the CDJ Treasurer. Alan was a long-standing Member of the
Institute for Economic Development. Alan retired in 2018.

Alan Tuffs interview audio recording and transcript, recorded February 2016

  • Audio recording of the interview, Alan Tuffs.mp3, 1:35:36 hours, 128MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Alan Tuffs_Online Transcript.pdf, 25 pages, 662kB

This item is an interview with Alan Tuffs recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in February 2016 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Alan Tuff's involvement in setting up and running community enterprises in Scotland from the 1980s to 2010s and his reflections on the sector changes over time. Click on the URL link in the metadata section below. This will take you to the Glasgow Caledonian University edShare page where the items can be previewed and downloaded.

Alan Tuffs trained as an architect. He moved from London to West Lothian with his family in the early 1980s. Inspired by a similar initiative in Govan, Glasgow, in 1983 he began work with John Pearce on what would become West Calder Workspace, which opened in 1985. By 1987 West Calder Community Holdings included a workspace, and Employment Opportunities Trust and West Calder Community Enterprises. Alan went on to work in community planning for Rural Forum and the Corrum Trust before starting Small Town and Rural Development Group with friend Colin Roxburgh in 1998, developing the Community Futures Project. Alan retired in 2013.

CB news, issue 20

Issue 20 content:

  • Great news for Grampian, Community Business Grampian Ltd being established
  • CBS annual convention '86 overview
  • New CBS Board
  • Opinions No. 3 - A more appropriate model of development, comparison of Scottish and Irish models
  • Commitment to co-operative principles
  • Private business and social responsibility, Shell UK Ltd
  • Community business in New Lanark
  • Goodwill Enterprises Whitburn
  • ACE-HI considers membership and involvement
  • Highlands and Islands Development Board (HIDB) agrees continued support of community enterprises
  • CBS policy planning seminar
  • Business is buzzing, Drumchapel Community Business Ltd (DCB)
  • Furniture Direct, Paisley, opened by Port Glasgow Community Enterprises Ltd
  • Sad statistics, from Strathclyde Economic Trends
  • The Westburn Centre, Forum for Greenock
  • Value for the Valley, Garnock Workspace Ltd
  • CBS membership
  • The Alternative Employment Creation Group (AEGIS) conference report
  • Community Business Central Ltd
  • WASPS artists studios
  • Scottish Co-operative Forum, on co-operative philosophy
  • Women in Community Enterprise (Scotland) (WICE), 1986 conference and CBS convention
  • Secretary's report for 1986: CBS progress; corporate plan; regional developments; publications; co-operation; lobbying and promotion
  • Membership and involvement
  • New community business directory
  • Minutes of 1986 AGM
  • CB News to be re-vamped

CB news, issue 21

Issue 21 content:

  • Election year, general election speculation
  • Penalising success, Govan Workspace Ltd funding
  • Community enterprise in Eire, Youth Employment Agency (YEA)
  • A development unit for Lothian, Community Enterprise Lothian Ltd (CELL)
  • Community Business London
  • Opinions: 'federations': history approaches and needs
  • Strathclyde news: Eurotrain on the rails, Garnock Workspace; SCB under review; Barrowfield video; Clyde Foods stops trading; training courses; training packs; Barry organises SCB Library; development funding; staff exchange with Department of Employment and Training in Western Australia
  • CBS development units seminar
  • The many shades of green, environment rally in Glasgow
  • Enterprise Development and Advisory Project (EDAP) a success
  • Women in Community Enterprise (WICE), information provision, training and campaigning
  • Designprint Ltd , Kilmarnock
  • Economic Creation Group (ECG) publicity bid
  • Publications
  • Conference reports: Tackling unemployment with enterprise; How to lobby effectively

CB news, issue 22

Issue 22 content:

  • What the parties didn't say!, policies and intentions towards community businesses
  • Action for Jobs, roadshow in Glasgow
  • Opinions: ommunity business and private enterprise
  • Lessons from America? USA social policy; community contracting
  • Community and Social Enterprise (CASE) training in West Lothian
  • First local co-operative development agency being established in Edinburgh
  • Community business researched, University of Glasgow's Training and Employment Research Unit (TERU) research commissioned by the Scottish Development Department (SDD)
  • Breich Enterprise Action Group (BEAG), a collective community response to unemployment in West Lothian
  • The struggle for Stonebridge, BBC2 "40 minutes" production
  • Strathclyde Community Business: review; a new community business for Ruchill; enterprise education in schools; what's it called..Cumbernauld, Cumbernauld Commmunity Business funding; the 1986 vocational training programme; pre-service training for community workers
  • Second CBS development unit seminar
  • Community Business Grampian, progress
  • Community business federations
  • Goodwill Enterprises Whitburn
  • Report on community business developments in London
  • Finance as if people mattered, Industrial Common Ownership Finance Ltd (ICOF) share issue
  • People in community business, William Currie
  • The do's and dont's of public speaking
  • Seminars and conferences
  • Background to Bootstrap Enterprises, Hackney, London
  • Publications

CB news, issue 23

Issue 23 content:

  • A decade of community enterprise, achievements of the movement in Scotland in new publication "The First Ten Years"
  • CBS incorporation
  • Opinions: community business and the social economy
  • Lessons from America: the Watts Labour Community Action Committee
  • Scottish Homes: a new agency for housing in Scotland', new government document
  • Development unit news: ACE-HI; Lothian and Tayside; management trainee scheme in Strathclyde
  • Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) membership campaign
  • SCB, looking back to look ahead, review conclusions and proposals
  • Autumn/Winter training programme
  • Social auditing and community benefit
  • Convention '87 special: organising; seminar 'Local authorities and community enterprise'; programme; raiders of the lost ark, experience of community business; CBS Secretary's report for 1987
  • Social audit checklist
  • Development funding
  • SCB annual report 1986/87
  • Enterprise Development and Advisory Project (EDAP) and 'the Heineken effect'
  • Drumchapel Community Business Ltd
  • Working together: joint CBS/ACE-HI meeting
  • What the parties said to ACE-HI, regarding their policies for community business
  • Its no - ah problem, Park Area in Garvel Road , Barlanark, landscaped by Barlanark Community Enterprises
  • Community enterprise, a live issue on the regional agenda
  • Community enterprise jargon

CB news, issue 24

Issue 24 content:

  • CB-UK national network being set up
  • Lessons from down under, re-discovering community business in Western Australia
  • Development unit news: hello from Tayside's Community Enterprise Support Team; moving forward with Community Enterprise Lothian (CEL); Shirley Grant takes the chair of ACE-HI; Central Region's new Community Enterprise Support Unit
  • Strathclyde news: community business dinner in Glasgow; Strathclyde Credit Union Development Agency; Prince Charles opens Greater Easterhouse Business Centre and War Road Business Centre; training programme; community business team for Easterhouse; Convention '87 report: setting our sights higher; community enterprise the next ten years; summary of the 1987 convention; Happy birthday Theatre Seanachaidh; Possil goes full steam ahead, Possil Community Business; Goodwood Designs, project of Port Glasgow Association of Tenants Groups Ltd; SCB's Manpower Services Commission Agency for enterprise projects; development funding
  • National news: making and selling news, community newsagents
  • Credit unions, truth in lending with no hidden cost: Greenock East Credit Union
  • News from Co-op movement: Scottish Co-operative Forum; Co-op Development Agency for Edinburgh opens
  • Craigsfarm update
  • Solway Community Business - filling the gap
  • Publications
  • Ecumenical Development Co-operative Society investment bank
  • Big plans for the News, with full-time Editor

CB news, issue 25

Issue 25 content:

  • Cavalry comics and conferences!, Government launched urban development programme by way of glossy comics and press conferences instead of expected white paper
  • National community business steering group elected
  • A tremendous tonic: CBI visit to Govan Workspace
  • Training for employment, new Government white paper
  • Jobs for Raploch, Raploch Community Enterprises Ltd, Stirling, progress
  • Scottish Development Agency: out of step?
  • Action for Jobs (again!), lunch in Glasgow
  • Success breeds success, Quintin Perry's personal reflections of his association with the community business movement
  • CB News celebrates silver jubilee
  • Strathclyde news: training packs; trainee managers programme; the five stages in setting up a community business; training for community workers; 'the boys done terrific!' SCB five-a-side team; development funding
  • Communities at work: the contribution of community business, summary of the report by the Training and Employment Resource Unit (TERU), Glasgow University
  • Ethical investment
  • Local authorities and community enterprise: how community business can be used as part of a local economic development strategy
  • Community work and community business: some sources of ambivalence - nine propositions
  • News from the Co-op Movement: Bannockburn workers take initiative over privatisation at Bannockburn Bus Depot; national network of local CDA's conference '88; Coventry conference; food co-ops seminar
  • Credit union news
  • Community enterprise in Shropshire
  • Publications

CB news, issue 26

Issue 26 content:

  • Creating 'viable' communities
  • CBS strategy document 1988-93
  • Removing a blanket of disadvantage, Tony Worthington MP reflects on recent Scottish Office sponsored evaluation and the future of community business
  • Calvay regeneration, Calvay Housing Co-operative, Easterhouse, sets up sister community business trading companies
  • Watching the weather, nationwide community business Weather Watchers Network
  • Community business works!, impressions on Scotland from Simon White, department of Employment and Training, Western Australia
  • Innovation in the cashless economy local economic trading systems (LETS)
  • A special type of credit union for the third sector, on the community credit system in Vancouver, Canada
  • Strathclyde news: Employment Training Scheme not for SCB; second trainee managers programme; major growth in real jobs; good Crief, residential training weekend for community business directors; Strathclyde social trends gets worse; new Easterhouse sub-team; employment trends show no improvement; SCB lifts the first community business cup in five-a-side football; food co-ops conference
  • Affinity of fraternity of ethnic loan clubs
  • Credit Union Development Agency for Lothian
  • Working for common wealth, conference in Goa
  • What's new in West Calder? West Calder Workspace Ltd; West Calder Employment Opportunities Trust Ltd; West Calder Community Enterprises Ltd
  • Community business and community enterprise, the evolving model
  • Basquing in co-operation? National Network of Local CDA's conference '88, overview
  • Letters: ethical investment
  • Publications

CB news, issue 27

Issue 27 content:

  • City strategy for community business, from Glasgow District Council
  • Skill survey in Ferguslie Park
  • Trusts bid for new role, as local points of delivery for training and small business advice
  • Tayside Community Enterprise Support Team
  • Finding other funds, for co-operatives
  • Working for common wealth, conference in Goa, India
  • Convention '88 overview
  • In the marketplace, promoting a community business without spending vast sums of money
  • Valleymedia - what does it do?
  • Selling the secret of success, seminar on marketing and sales
  • Making your business visible, Touch Point Productions for promotional videos and publications
  • Thanks, Glen Buchanan, outgoing CB News editor
  • CE-UK plans seminar
  • Alloa's success, Alloa Community Enterprise in fourth year of trading
  • Community Enterprise Support Unit (CESU) is one year old!
  • Raploch revisited, Raploch Community Enterprise, Stirling looks back on first year of trading
  • Community enterprise Scotland?, CBI Chairman talks about how the new Enterprise Scotland will help local communities
  • Fellowships in employment, German Marshall Foundation fellowship study tours in USA
  • Report from conference looking at research by Community Economy Ltd (CEL) into the development of local enterprises on 13 housing estates
  • Co-op Forum, overview of Scottish co-operative Forum second annual conference, in Glasgow
  • Lessons from America?, report from the German Marshall Fellowship on community development in the US
  • Focus on Govan's food co-op
  • Official opening at Ware Road, Easterhouse, SCB area office
  • Towards the next five years, John Pearce's talk at the SCB AGM
  • What's wrong with Employment Training?
  • CB reviews
  • Whose business is the community? Can community business fill the gap left by the Community Programme?

CB news, issue 28

Issue 28 content:

  • An ACE year!, new developments at ACE-HI
  • Fund founded, go-ahead for launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)
  • Tayside Community Enterprise Support Team news
  • Cell sees new markets, Community Enterprise Lothian's Business Development Network launched
  • Roadline, telephone travel information service
  • Ideas from Norwich Community Co-operative Credit Union
  • Women Working Together, new initiative to encourage women into worker's co-operatives and community enterprise
  • LRCUDA, Lothian Region Credit Unions Development Agency opened
  • Learning abroad, East Anglian Co-operative Development Association forms links with training schemes in Portugal
  • A new opportunity for Scotland, Scottish Homes
  • An agenda for Scottish Homes
  • Social Housing - the future
  • A tenant's choice?, transfer of tenants of the Scottish Special Housing Association to new landlord, Scottish Homes
  • What's a HAT?, Housing Action Trusts
  • Research and development post for Alan Kay with Community Economic Development Ltd
  • CB Board
  • CB opens PO, Renton Post Office, Dumbarton
  • Community buys workspace, Elderpark Workspace, Govan, transferred to community ownership
  • Easthall gets grant of £400,000, EEC grant for solar energy project to Easthall Residents Association, Glasgow
  • The battle for Bute, Bute Enterprises and development strategy for Rothesay and the Isle of Bute
  • Local action - Canadian style, Tor Justad, Community Enterprise Support Team, reports on local development conference in Montreal, Canada
  • CB reviews
  • Towards common wealth, declaration outlining principles of international co-operation on development

CB news, issue 29

Issue 29 content:

  • Springburn style, Vocational Training Scheme through Needleworks, Glasgow
  • Scottish Enterprise, proposals to make it accountable to communities
  • Thanks to British Telecom, for sponsorship of CB News
  • New manager in Community Business Grampian
  • Six co-operative principles
  • TCEST on show, Tayside Community Education Service
  • Sharing funds, Industrial Common Ownership Finance Ltd (ICOF); Co-operative Venture Capital Fund
  • Agenda for the 1990's, CBS conference report
  • It's for you-hoo!, What British Telecom (BT) does for the community
  • New concept for Newcastle, development of an inner city area
  • Putting money to good use, ethical investment
  • Investing in people, introduction to the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)
  • Banking on local communities, research on the impact of credit unions
  • Where the next penny comes from, the value of and support for community enterprise
  • A day out of this world, Buckhaven Parish Agency's employment training
  • Backing a winner, Cumbernauld Community Business opens shoppers creche
  • Beyond the balance sheet, developing a methodology for social audit
  • CB reviews
  • Heatwise Marketing Services
  • Driving home the message, a lighthearted look at development work

CB news, issue 30

Issue 30 content:

  • Convention 89, more participation planned
  • Telethon funding aids project for Little Hulton Community Enterprise
  • UK councils asked for support, conference addresses relationship between local authorities and community enterprise
  • Wester Hailes in recycling bid, on Wester Hailes Enterprises Ltd (WHEL)
  • Social audit, the next stage
  • Community business, what it does for the Philippines
  • Free market broadcasting, a costly business
  • Easterhouse on the air, community radio station licence for Citizens Band Radio group
  • Old Town and South Side News, Edinburgh newspaper relaunched as a community business
  • NFCF, City farms and Community Gardens new publication 'City Farmer'
  • 'New Consumer' pilot issue magazine
  • CBS responds to Scottish Enterprise white paper
  • I am a local resident, poem from "The collected inspiration of Betty Kellock"
  • Project moves on!, Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF) plans
  • Office basics, learning the hard way: Children's Scrapstore, Bristol: Bristol and Avon Community Enterprise Conference
  • What's in a name?, Closure of Via, community knitwear business
  • Training scheme axed by EEC, the Vocational Training Programme run by Strathclyde Community Business
  • Pop festival contract for Possil Community Business security company, Allander Security
  • It's our city! community business projects reaching the finals of BBC's competition
  • Viewdata, Strathclyde Community Viewdata (SCV) community information terminals
  • New appointment for Duncan McTavish at Renfrew Development Company
  • Private sector in training proposals, report on the St George's House Training Initiative
  • 1988 survey of worker co-operatives summary report
  • UK network of community enterprise

CB news, issue 31

Issue 31 content:

  • Convention details announced, Make it in Livingston
  • New CB for Edinburgh, Bingham Enterprise Ltd
  • Churches link up, seminar organised by Linking-up to look at involvement of churches in local economic development
  • West Calder wins award, West Calder Workspace wins Times/IBA award for community enterprise
  • Sir Kenneth Alexander joins fund, as first president of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)
  • A route to success, social audit in Greater Manchester
  • What price community ownership?, on building and keeping local membership of community business
  • Scottish Enterprise: the challenge and the opportunities for community business
  • Finding a new form of giving, Inverclyde's Business Links Scheme, route for private sector support of community business
  • Trusting in community, progress towards partnership between the community and public and private sectors in Newcastle
  • Navigating the VAT minefield, a beginner's guide to value added tax
  • Scaling the heights and bringing home the bacon!, succeeding in business plans
  • Hillhaze Community enterprise, painting and decorating community business in Cranhill and Ruchazie
  • New door opens!, Solway Community Business opens Dumfries Furniture Project
  • ACE-HI opening new office, in Invergordon
  • Prince Charles comes to Ferguslie, Paisley
  • CB reviews

CB news, issue 32

Issue 32 content:

  • Opportunity knocks, recycling as a community enterprise
  • A divided city, report on community enterprise in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Putting People First, Community initiatives on Creggan Estate, Derry
  • Investing in Scotland's greatest asset - the people, launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)
  • Community business down under, experience in New Zealand
  • Telling an old story, Theatre Seanachaidh work with Project Ability on publication of book "Strathclyde Story"
  • Harvesting a future, on growth of community enterprise in Western Australia
  • CB book review
  • Not the conventional crossword, competition puzzle

CBS news, issue 2

Issue 2 content:

  • CBS: What's been happening
  • Enterprise allowances - but not in Scotland
  • Community business directory
  • Community farms and gardens
  • New video film about community businesses in Strathclyde
  • Strathclyde urban aid 1982/83
  • "Start your own business" training course
  • Home production sales and advisory unit
  • Small business initiatives for West Lothian

CBS news, issue 3

Issue 3 content:

  • SDA seeks CBS help
  • Community business directory
  • Publications
  • Elf help
  • New help of community businesses in Wigton
  • Scottish Development Agency
  • Enterprise allowance scheme extended to North Ayrshire
  • TASS Community Enterprises Ltd
  • Around the regions: Strathclyde; Central; Lothian
  • Plans afoot for community business unit in Lothian
  • Norweg, Northwest Employment Group, Kilmarnock
  • Community business - a local development agency
  • CBS Secretary visits community co-ops in Lewis
  • CBS membership 1982/83

CBS news, issue 4

Issue 4 content:

  • Progress in Brussels, CBS meeting with EEC officials
  • 2nd annual convention
  • Community business directory
  • Publications
  • Govan workspace
  • Community business course, run by LEAP
  • Credit unions
  • Great news, Foregewood Enterprises urban aid application approved
  • Shell aids Govan Workspce
  • Hawick, Hawick Community Employment Group and Slitrig Enterprises Ltd public inauguration
  • Community businesses in Scotland
  • Never heard of them...? Garnock Valley Community Project
  • Study completed, SDA commissioned report on programme of action to help community businesses in the Denny / Bonnybridge area
  • Poldrait Service and Industry Ltd, launch in Glasgow
  • Home production, in Strathclyde
  • Clyde Action feature community business on Radio Clyde
  • Sales organisation, for home production
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation, discussion with Director of LISC, New York
  • CBS membership 1982/83

CBSN annual report, 2000-2001

Contents of the CBSN annual report 2000-2001:

  • CBS Network's mission
  • Message from the Board of Directors
  • CBS Network
  • 'Sustainable Sustainability', Rudo M Chitiga, Commonwealth Foundation
  • CBS Network's projects and programmes in Scotland and throughout the UK
  • CBS Network's European links
  • CBS Network's International links
  • CBS Network Services Ltd
  • CBS Network's organisation
  • CBS Network's finances
  • Conclusion
  • Contact details

This document is held in several collections within the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), the digitised copy is from the John Pearce collection.

Colin Roxburgh interview audio recording and transcript, recorded December 2015

  • Audio recording of the interview, Colin Roxburgh.WMA, 1:06:17 hours, 63MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Colin Roxburgh_Interview Transcript.pdf, 18 pages, 254KB

This item is an interview with Colin Roxburgh recorded by Dr Gillian Murray on1 December 2015 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Colin Roxburgh's involvement in community development and the community enterprise movement from the 1980s to 2010s. Click on the URL link in the metadata section below. This will take you to the Glasgow Caledonian University edShare page where the items can be previewed and downloaded.

Colin Roxburgh has a background in community development and worked on some of the early community business projects in the Strathclyde Region in the early 1980s, such as the Local Area Advisory Project (LEAP) and later Strathclyde Community Business (SCB). He left SCB in 1989 and then worked as a freelance community consultant in Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada.

'Community business 1986 directory'

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 in Scotland: an alternative vision of 'enterprise culture', 1979-97'

Murray, G, 2018, 'Community business in Scotland: an alternative vision of 'enterprise culture', 1979-97' Twentieth Century British History. 10.1093/tcbh/hwy007

This paper was an outcome of the CommonHealth research project. It provides a history of an alternative vision for enterprise culture by examining the community business movement in Scotland, the largest experiment of its kind in the UK in the 1980s and a forerunner of social enterprise.

Community business news, issue 10

Issue 10 content:

  • Community business directory, bieing published
  • Kinnock's commitment, Leader of Labour Party, Neil Kinnock, speaking on commitment to putting co-operatives and their development 'at the centre' of the economic programme
  • Publications
  • EIB Developments Ltd, Erskine, Inchinnan and Bishopton Development Company Ltd set up to support individuals and groups to set up in business for themselves
  • Co-op fair, at Kensington Town Hall opened by EEC Commissioner
  • A union bank, the Unity Trust set up my trades unions and the Co-op Bank
  • The third sector economy, problems, local economy, progressive local authorites
  • The Glasgow Business Club formed to help create and stabilise the performance of small firms in Glasgow
  • A newcomer's look at community business, newly appointed manager of the Denny Emplyment Creation Group
  • A view from the edge - community businesses in Strathclyde
  • Community business in Lothian: Craigsfarm Ltd; Handicabs (Lothian) Ltd
  • Darnley Mill, potential for job creation and community enterprise at the Darnley Mill and Walkmill Glen Reservoir, Glasgow
  • Housing co-ops, what and where are they in Scotland
  • Community action in Wigtown
  • Women in Co-operation, Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM) Women's Link Up and Scottish Co-operatives Development Committee (SCDC) Forum
  • Scottish Co-operative collaboration
  • Some financial terms explained
  • The cost of unemployment, calculated by the Centre for Alternative Industrial and Technological Systems (CAITS)
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd, John Pearce, Head of the new agency

Community business news, issue 11

Issue 11 content:

  • Social and employment strategy, looking at the strategy in Strathclyde and Strathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Publications
  • Base means business! on the Bathgate Area Support for Enterprise Company, West Lothian
  • The SDA and community business, on the remit of the Scottish Development Agency
  • Flagstone Enterprises
  • Stathclyde Community Business Ltd, its role
  • Development funding, available from Strathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Knock, knock, who's there?, the core staff team at Stathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Knitting scheme continued, training in machine and hand knitting and sewing run by the Local Enterprise Advisory Project
  • Poldrait Service and Industry Ltd, projects at the Glasgow East End agency
  • The Strathclyde Federation, the Federation of Strathclyde Community Businesses
  • The give and take of Central Government, on urban aid funding
  • Fighting unemployment in Maryhill, on Maryhill community business, Many Hands
  • Ad Hoc Crafts, community group in Ayr
  • The private sector commitment, aims of ScotBIC, Scottish Business in the Community, and its partnerships
  • Home production and home work, seminar on the Scottish experience
  • Energy efficiency and community business, Scottish Neighbourhood Energy Action - Glasgow project
  • Co-operative information exchange, conference in October
  • Community business directory
  • Membership subscriptions 1984/85

Community business news, issue 12

Issue 12 content:

  • 4th convention of Community Business Scotland, programme
  • Community business directory 1984
  • Publications
  • Community Business Lothian, new worker
  • West Calder Workspace, objectives and key dates
  • New address for CB News
  • Tax and community enterprises, Inland Revenue position on charity and relief of the unemployed
  • What's new in Central region, Bo'ness Developments; Alloa Community Enterprises (ACE)
  • Information exchange, 5 October 1984
  • Seconds out....Round 10! Seminar on 'Alternatives to unemployment' in Aberdeen

Community business news, issue 13

Issue 13 content:

  • 'Creating employment in the community' conference, overview
  • At the opening of Elderpark Workshpace
  • Publications
  • Stoneyburn Workshops Ltd, Breich Valley, West Lothian
  • How the recession is hitting Scotland
  • Strathclyde colour supplement, Strathclyde Community Business; Spring training programme; Port Glasgow Community Enterprises Ltd; Garnock Workspace; Drumchapel Community Business; Forgewood Enterprises Ltd
  • Stoneyburn Workshops Ltd
  • Tackling unemployment in the Western Isles, Eriskay Co Chomunn
  • Community enterprise in Canada
  • A lesson for Wales? Antur Broydd Cymru (Welsh Community Enterprise)
  • What shall we do with the profit?, ways to use surplus finance
  • Third sector economy, appraisal of community business ventures in North East Scotland

Community business news, issue 14

Issue 14 content:

  • A clean break for Garscube!, on Garscube Community business, Glasgow, first community business laundrette in Scotland
  • Open for business, Poldrait Road Markings; Denny ECG's 'Creations' shop
  • Grampian backs community business, support from Grampian Regional Council
  • Gulbenkian helps CBS, funding for development work in Fife and Tayside
  • Community Business Tayside formed
  • The 'community' in community business, community co-operatives
  • Barnsley Enterprise Centre
  • Strathclyde colour supplement: economic trends; seminar programme; start your own business course; knitting together; ADHOC Crafts' Co-op '85 trade fair
  • Community Business Manifesto '85
  • CBS Board of Management
  • Did you miss the environment Ark? Channel 4 series
  • A role for adult education, SABEU conference
  • Community business pack, booklets series
  • Community business directory
  • Rural developments
  • CB on TV
  • CB at STUC
  • CBS goes on the attack, with Manifesto '85
    -CBS needs you!, membership information

Community business news, issue 15

Issue 15 content:

  • Decaying Britain, Royal Insitute of British Architects (RIBA) leaflet on construction, housing policy, urban regeneration, post-war estates
  • Manifesto '85
  • 1985 CBS convention
  • 1986 community business directory
  • Newcastle group visit Scotland, to study community business
  • Aussie body line bowling, talk by Director of Community Employment Inititatives Unit (CEIU), Western Australia
  • CECOP conference
  • New face at Community Business Central
  • Central Home Producers exhibition
  • Ferguslie looks to the future, Ferguslie Park Community Holdings Ltd
  • Stathclyde colour supplement: SCB annual report 1984/85; directory of community businesses in Strathclyde region; Autumn training courses; new '85 VPP; strategy discussion
  • CB's and the third world
  • Rural developments, the Braeval Project, Aberfoyle
  • CB on TV
  • Women in community enterprise
  • Shuttle diplomacy!, the International Council for Adult Education, Toronto, Canada forming working group on economic self-management
  • SFHA conference, community business workshop at Scottish Federation of Housing Associations conference
  • Publications
  • CBS still needs you!, membership information

Community business news, issue 16

Issue 16 content:

  • It's ACE in the Highlands and Islands, new association, ACE-HI
  • Community business in London
  • Appropriate education for local economic development
  • Community enterprise, what is it?
  • BP to fund training programme
  • Worthington addresses international conference, International New Towns Association (INTA) conference in Glasgow
  • Urban Programme conditions
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd: Govan Workspace newsbrief; Bute Enterprises; Garnock Workspace news; Self-employment - can we help?, the Enterprise Development and Advisory Project
  • Convention '85
  • Credit Unions and CB's
  • Model legal structures
  • Marketing manual
  • Focus on Lothian KICC start!, Knightsridge Initiative Co-ordinating Committee, community programme in Livingston
  • Livingston Mill Farm
  • West Lothian Forum of community and Co-operative Enterprises
  • Clatt the what? Aberdeenshire community business tearoom and craft shop opened
  • Publications
  • CBS corporate plan 1986-89

Community business news, issue 17

Issue 17 content:

  • Ancram opens convention, Michael Ancram's speech
  • Convention '85 overview
  • Does community business work? new research evaluation funded by Scottish Office
  • CBS Board
  • Secretary's report fro 1985, outline of CBS's work
  • CBS corporate plan 1986-1990
  • Community business and trade unions
  • Opinions, air your views on important policy issues affecting community business
  • A new consultancy fund for CBS
  • Strathclyde Community Business: appraisal and monitoring; BP funded management training programme; architectural award for Govan Workspace; Ayrcraft gets off the ground; SCB's VTPin 1985, programme report and evaluation; EDAP rap! Enterprise Development and Advisory Project; Possil Security Service; New success for Ferguslie, Flagstone Enterprises diversification; Cranhill Credit Union
  • Regional developments: Borders; Dumfries and Galloway; Grampian; Combine harvester!, Community Business in the North East (COMBINE); Lothian Labour group visits CB's; Start your own business course in West Calder
  • On the World scene: Canadian news; TOES steering committee; 'Health and the new economies'
  • Community business directory
  • Seanachaidh tells tales, new community business in Port Glasgow
  • The Knit Knut Club
  • Treasurer outlines CBS financial needs
  • Community business directory 1986

Community business news, issue 18

Issue 18 content:

  • Do they really want to create jobs?, Scottish Development Agency and Manpower Service Commission
  • CBS seminar series 1986
  • Co-op co-ordination and fair
  • 'Opinions', membership and involvement
  • Regional round-up: Setback in Grampian, for community business development unit; Tayside success; Lothian news; making jobs in Edinburgh conference; Highlands and Islands ACE-HI news, priorities and progress; CBS to help rural areas; beating unemployment in Cornwall, convention
  • World News: Scotland scores in USA trip, with German Marshall Fellowships; community business in Canada and Australia, scholarship from the Commonwealth Relations Trust
  • Credit unions and community business
  • Scottish Development Department research project on community business
  • Community business in London
  • Community education pioneers, at Moray House College of Education
  • Goodwill Enterprises Whitburn Ltd
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd: Inverclyde contributes £15,000 to loan fund; seminar 'How the UK's largest community business development agency works'; appraisal and monitoring; development funding; dramatic increase in jobs
  • Women in Community Enterprise, national conference
  • Running the world, Sport Aid fundraising
  • The Scottish Development Agency (SDA) 'hands off involvement'
  • Denny: a wasted opportunity, Employment Creation Group (ECG) and SDA funding
  • Clyde Foods and food co-ops, setting up, running and case study
  • Publications
  • CB's and housing associations
  • West Calder news, Workspace Company the the Employment Opportunities Trust
  • CBS goes into business, consultancy; training for community businesses in Leicester

Community business news, issue 19

Issue 19 content:

  • CBS, exciting constitutional changes, establishment of Community Business Scotland Ltd and Community Economic Development Ltd
  • CBS annual convention 1986 programme
  • CB conference in London
  • Scottish Co-operative Forum proposed
  • Management training from SCBL and HIDB, funded by BP
  • Ireland, the Youth Employment Agency (YEA)
  • South of Scotland community business development project
  • CBS co-opted on to ACE-HI Committee
  • Inside knowledge, Co Chomunn na Eirisgeidh Ltd
  • The National Co-operative Development Agency: remit, progress and growth
  • Co-op fair '86
  • Model legal structures
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd: seminar; community businesses in Strathclyde; training programme, development funding; Cumbernauld Community Business Ltd, the search for core funding; Ferguslie Park training weekend; SCB Board members; Kilmarnock Community Business Initiative; Inverclyde CB exhibition a success
  • CBS membership 1986/87 and annual accounts 1985/86
  • New CB research by CBS, article in "Local Economy" journal
  • Para Handy sails into Scottish folklore, Neil Munro book launched by Seanachaidh Presentations Ltd
  • Help available from enterprise trusts, seminar
  • Leicester City Council engages the Co-operative Advisory Group to undertake research
  • Publications
  • New town seminar
  • John Slater, an appreciation
  • Wider role for CB News

Community business news, issue 33

Issue 33 content:

  • CB News: Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF); Commonwealth Association for Local Action in Economic Development launched; 'Volunteer activity and the older person' conference; ethical savings account launched; ACE-HI conference; James Millar obituary; alternative Nobel Prizes, the Right Livelihood Awards; Keeping Glasgow in Stitches, Needleworks sewing project; independent study of charities announced; help for industry from voluntary enterprise; Scotland's economic summit; use your elected representative; convention '89 report
  • A policy for equality, Women in Community Enterprise (WICE) proposed policy
  • Built on trust, the thinking behind community development trusts
  • Trusting in local people, Woodlands Community Development Trust co-ordinating the regeneration of East Woodlands, Glasgow
  • CEL justifies confidence, Community Enterprise Lothian given vote of confidence
  • SCB has an interesting and challenging year ahead
  • Contracting in local government
  • Publishing - the story of success, on Seanachaidh Publications Ltd
  • What the Community has in store

 
Enclosure:

  • Scottish Development Agency, Scottish Recycling Forum conference leaflet

Community business news, issue 34

Issue 34 content:

  • Recycling and community enterprise, statistics from Save Waste and Prosper (SWAP)
  • The fabric of Glasgow, Needleworks banner-making project for 1990 Glasgow City of Culture
  • New title for community business, publication from Seanachaidh
  • Embroidery exhibition at Galerie Mirages, Edinburgh, touring Scotland
  • Your help requested, to support village school in Koudougou, Burkino Faso
  • No meeting of minds on recycling, at Forum meeting
  • Unity in enterprise, on the churches' role in community based economic development
  • Tackling a social evil, church initiative Grangemouth Enterprises
  • Cover theme: Linking up the churches involvement in local economies; Church starts work agency; Linking up, national conference on 'Churches and the local economy'
  • Community enterprise: in the backyard of the community enterprise community, looking at the reasons for the community enterprise movement being less successful in England than Scotland
  • A voice from the community, Edinburgh Community Newspaper Trust
  • Where Credit is due, the response of a Canadian fishing community to bank closures
  • New business in boards, Cowie Woodcutters Ltd, Stirlingshire
  • Airth commmunity shop opens
  • A concept of law, preview of community owned Legal Services Agency, Glasgow
  • CED consultants looks forward!, advertising feature for Community Economic Development Ltd
  • Inverclyde initiatives: Wonderland Nursery; Theatre Seanachaidh
  • Ferguslie Park - ode to
  • Book reviews
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

 
Enclosures:

  • New Consumer leaflet
  • "Communities in business: the process of development" order form
  • New publications from Community Economy Ltd, order form

Community business news, issue 35

Issue 35 content:

  • CB News: Fund deadline extended, SCEIF; Short courses, Employment Inititiatives Unit, Birmingham; Report on top down initiatives; New food co-op, Middlefield, Aberdeen; Mobile creche started, Creche-N-Go, Rochdale; A voice from the community, formation of an association for community newspapers; Human survival, national convention called by World Disarmament Campaign; Secondment survey, from Action Resource Centre (ARC); Applications invited for travelling bursary award; Sheffield venue for CE-UK AGM; City of Discovery to host 1990 CBS convention; Community run swimming pools, in the Highlands; New booklet on women working in co-operatives; New economic consultancy launched in the Midlands; prime opportunity for Valleymedia, Midlothian; MP puts community in enterprise, Tony Worthington debate; EEC launches poverty programme; Great recovery of cans, recycling
  • Oil and troubled waters, the less beneficial economic impact of North Sea oil and the role for community enterprise in Grampian region
  • A growing concern, development of community enterprise in Leicester
  • Tuned in to the community, East End Radio Ltd, Easterhouse, Glasgow
  • Coming out of the broom cupboard, Benarty Community Enterprise Group lease closed Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) store in Fife
  • Home thoughts from abroad, report of seminar on German Marshall Fund fellows trip to USA
  • New initiative in the Valleys, South Wales
  • What should a sponsor look for?, on BP's funding policy
  • Finding a firm foundation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • Bootstrap Enterprises, a project funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in London
  • Mulholland's memories, Felix Mulholland gives a lighthearted account of visiting community businesses
  • CBS, lame duck or soaring eagle?, critical appraisal of the role of CBS
  • SWOT analyisis
  • Book reviews
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

Community business news, issue 37

Issue 37 content:

  • CB News: SCEIF opens for business; Secondment makes big impact, report from Action Resource Centre (ARC); Dundee now a city of recovery, as Britain's 3rd recycling city; Possil secures city's culture, contracts for Possil Community Business for Glasgow City of Culture programme; Tullibody Communtiy Enterprise new grasscutting contract; Buckhaven Parish Church Training Agency wins award
  • Trading fairly, profile of two Traidcraft suppliers
  • New co-op for Rochdale, Shomiti clothing co-operative
  • CRT awards bursaries, interviews with Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary winners
  • Community owned printing companies: Prime Print and Design, Stoneyburn; Raploch Community Enterprise Printing; Ad-tec Enterprises, Castlemilk
  • New move in Northern Ireland, Community Business Northern Ireland (CBNI) set up
  • Living on the edge of Scotland, community business in the Shetland Isles
  • Its a long and winding road, Glen Buchanan reflects on his two years as CBS Convenor
  • Convention 1990: 300 to attend convention
  • An American tale, comparison of community economic development in Scotland and America
  • Book reviews
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

Community business news, issue 38

Issue 38 content:

  • CB News: Cardenden Community Store to open in Fife; Radio skills course offered by East End Radio, Glasgow; New contract for Tullibody Enterprise Services; Trainees with Poldrait Service and Industry adopt special Olympics athlete; Farm's Laundrette opens, at Craigsfarm; Friendly paper available
  • Recycling: it takes three to tango, report by Project Executive for Recycling at the Scottish Development Agency
  • Dundee, city of recovery, a recycling city
  • Recycling, a little step at a time, Scottish Development Agency recycling forum in Glasgow
  • Sounding a cautionary note, on recycled paper
  • Gartcosh.. a by word, recycling waste paper
  • Leeds City Council says Save Waste and Prosper (SWAP)
  • Getting on the job, Falkirk Paper Recycling Project
  • When cleaning out means cleaning up, Great Recovery uplifting waste paper from Council offices
  • High-tech BITS in Falkirk, Business Information and Training Services
  • The birth of a new idea, Little Feet Nursery Services, Greenock
  • Lost opportunities, call for stronger links between community council and community business
  • Creating networks, community enterprise in the Midlands
  • Developing the economy of Cleveland, the Community Enterprise Development Officer (CEDO) initiative
  • Convention 1990 workshops
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

Community business news, issue 39

Issue 39 content:

  • CB News: Grants for Scottish Homes; MP re-opens printworks, printers owned by Bute Enterprises; New community enterprise in Manchester, New City Furniture Ltd; Caring in the community, awards scheme; Kick start for Kirkby; Changing the economy, new community newspaper from Community Enterprise Lothian; Recycling guide to be published; Applications invited for Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary; Season of mists and AGMs, Community Enterprise Support Unit (Central Region), Strathclyde Community Business, and Solway Community Business; Support unit up and running, Community Enterprise Support Unit (CESU); Cardenden opens its own store; Community business moves up market, Goodwill Enterprises changes it name to Premier Commercial Interiors
  • The party's over, report on the 1990 CBS Convention
  • Think global - act local, Ingrid Salomonsen talks about COMMACT
  • Working for common wealth, report on the Commonwealth conference in New Zealand
  • Community enterprise in the Commonwealth: in New Zealand; in Kenya
  • The Right Livelihood Award, 1990 recipients
  • When the human beats the machine, WeatherWatchers
  • The future for community business
  • Ten points to ponder, for consideration by the community business movement
  • Book reviews
  • Paper, Scissors, Stone, poem by Tom Wayman

Community business news, issue 40

Issue 40 content:

  • CB News: Changes in Strathclyde, to transform Strathclyde Community Business; Developing Glasgow, role of the Glasgow Development Agency (SDA); SCEIF makes first loans; New study into community enterprise, on macro policies; Working out, new magazine; Development worker network set up, in Fife; New doors open for secondment, with Action Resource Centre (ARC); Visit a Commonwealth country of your choice, with a Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary; The building bricks of success, Jagzandben Community Enterprises Development Organisation, Ghana
  • Turning the tide of Tower Hill, workspace creation in Liverpool
  • Helping the places others forgot, work of the Civic Trust Regeneration Unit (CTRU) in the UK
  • Re-industrialization from below, using the legal procedure of the 'power of eminent domain' to take over abandoned workspaces
  • Penguins, yachts and failures, review of Scottish Business in the Community AGM
  • The French connection, report on study tour to Lyon, France, looking at combating unemployment
  • Community business developments in Lothian: Craigshill Initiative Community Enterprises Ltd; Business Development Network; Craigsfarm launderette
  • Turkana Fisherman's Co-operative, Kenya, a case study from a Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary recipient
  • Marketing - does it have a role within community business?
  • Social auditing in a global context
  • Horrorscope 1991, what it holds for community enterprise in Scotland

Community business news, issue 41

Issue 41 content:

  • CB News: Community puts property on market, Charing Cross flats, Glasgow; Workspace for small businesses, Maryhill Housing Association; Green light for re-cycling competition, sponsored by Great Recovery; Glasgow could soon be miles greener, Glasgow District Council encouraging paper recycling; Food for discussion in Edinburgh, Community Enterprise Lothian seminars in Edinburgh; Shop window for re-cycled products, Papersave Trading; Community business to give city new theatre, Cottier Theatre; Major conference on community empowerment; Community business archives; files of the Local Enterprise Advisory Project (LEAP) deposited at the regional archive, Glasgow
  • Disharmony at Harmony Row, major restructuring of Stathclyde Community Business (SCB)
  • The pendulum swings, the changing nature of support for community business
  • Re-defining community business, local authorities should be customers not benefactors
  • Getting better results, what's needed to build a successful community business
  • World market for small co-op, Kisii Soap Stone Carvers Co-operative Society Ltd, Kenya, case study from Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary recipient
  • Share care, provision of care services within the community by the community in Edinburgh
  • Care of the elderly: a community concern, Limefield House Development Group initiative in Lothian
  • The French connection, role for community business in training initiatives in France
  • Profile of John Pearce
  • Co-operation in Eastern Europe, potential of the community business model in Eastern Europe

Community business news, issue 42

Issue 42 content:

  • CB News: New business in Alloa, CFC recycling by Alloa Community Enterprises; New co-ordinator or Community Enterprise Lothian (CEL); Community business wins export, West Calder Community Enterprises refurbish redundant BT telephone boxes; Community store wins award, Cardenden Community Store, Fife; New manager for CBS; Decorating Drumchapel, Dalset Decorators; Roots and routes, the CBS Convention; Blueprint for European collaboration, new ICOM project launched; Community enterprise in schools; Can collect will collect, awards for aluminium can recycling; Recycling reports published
  • Issues of empowerment, preview of the CBS Empowering Communities conference
  • Yes! you too can change the world, report on the Mondragon Co-operatives in Spain
  • How to run a community business, new guide published
  • Community Enterprise Support Unit (CESU), Central region round-up: consultancy work; Bowmar Community Enterprises; seminar on links between the community education service and community enterprise; Raploch Savings Club; Tullibody Community Enterprises open for business
  • Towards a social economy, argument for greater co-operation between social enterprises and a one-door support agency
  • Steps to success, Greater Ruchill Community Business expansion
  • Co-operation is better than conflict, features common to successful community economic development
  • Rethink on Urban Aid, thoughts on the Scottish Office review of the Urban programme
  • Poem by an unknown employee of General Motors

Community business news, issue 43

Issue 43 content:

  • CB News: Government support for community enterprise; Success for UK's largest co-op, Tayside Holdings; and disappointment for others, Fife Scottish Bus Company workers; Sud'n'comfort, laundrette opened by Hots Village Community Enterprise, Oldham; Dispensing with AGMs, changes to the Companies Act; Childcare and community enterprise, report; Conference on global issues, from COMMACT; New storey at West Calder Workspace; Travel bursaries available, from the Ken Lucas Memorial Fund; The Jolly Green Giant, Great Recovery recycling raising funds; Two travel to Zimbabwe, with Commonwealth Relations Trust bursaries; From Middlesborough to Masvingo; Westminster conference on involvement of local communities in regeneration; CB model legal structure revised; Fitting tribute to John Pearce; Happy Birthday Kidcare; Lone parents getting together, information pack; Co-op Link-up with Africa
  • Community enterprise in the UK (CE-UK), the case for a national organisation
  • Prince Charles makes twenty year award, for a community enterprise which has sustained itself for at least 20 years, to the North Kensington Amenity Trust
  • Report to the Commonwealth Relations Trust on study visits to India and Bangladesh
  • Putting people first, Middlesborough Borough Council's policy to stimulate community economic development
  • Stepping Together, a new publication promoting education for local development
  • Routes to success, Up Routes Removals and Storage Co-operative
  • Investigating in justice, first conference of the UK Social Investment Forum (UKSIF)
  • Investing wisely, report on three community businesses in receipt of SCEIF loans: Barra Community Co-operative (Co-chomunn Bharraidh); Cottier Theatre; Linn Park Community Business catering facility in Castlemilk
  • Philosophers, Heretics and Fish, a fresh look at the future from the newly appointed Chief Executive of Community Business Scotland
  • Taking power for the people, overview of Empowerment for Local Communities conference
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

Community business news, issue 44

Issue 44 content:

  • CB News: Boost for Whitfield economy, Community Business Whitfield, Dundee, new premises; A first for Alloa, Alloa Community Enterprises buy first recycling vehicle in Scotland; Trusting in regeneration, Tower Hill Community Trust, Kirkby, launched; Workers take over bus company, Clydesdale 2000; First European COMMACT conference identifies global challenges;
  • What we do in Scotland, photographs and list of range of community business activities
  • Report from the front line, by recipient of Commonwealth Relations Trust bursary to visit Zimbabwe
  • AGM of SCEIF, four page feature on the year's activities: Needleworks; Cumbrae Holiday Apartments; Linn Park; Maryhill Workshops Ltd; Four Acres Trust; Barra
  • Mixing oil and water - is emulsion the solution?, on the dawning era of the social economy
  • It's you we answer to! WesterHailes housing development selected as testbed for pioneering home security system provided by BT
  • Special needs co-ops build confidence, Durham Co-operative Development Association
  • Co-op focus: New co-operative theatre company, Hull Freetown Theatre; Co-operative braille service, Tactile Audio Braille Services Ltd, Humberside; European Co-ops meet in Glasgow, hosted by the Scottish Co-operatives Development Committee; New fair trade coffee, Cafedirect; Scottish green show in March 1992; New UK Co-operative Council; Linking conference in Telford; New supplier of recycled paper, Green Paper Company, Edinburgh; New green fund, the Environmental Development Fund
  • Hendon 2000, community development in the 1990s part one, an attempt in Sunderland to halt the spiral decline in an inner area of the town
  • City challenge, review of the Department of the Environment's scheme

Community business news, issue 45

Issue 45 content:

  • CB News: New shape for community enterprise in Strathclyde, Community Investment in Strathclyde and Community Enterprise in Strathclyde launched; CBS meets Local Enterprise Companies (LECS); Training report underway; Host project moves forward; EEC Commissioner at community business celebrations; Conference launches Community Business Clydebank; Womanwise, a conference for the community; Skill survey shock, survey with the Tower Hill Development Trust; £3m FutureStart begins, BT;s new community venture fund
  • A kind of common currency, Local Exchange Trading System (LETS) systems in Britain
  • A new direction for Tayside, Tayside Community Business Ltd (TCB)
  • Security is their business, pioneering home security system set up by BT in Wester Hailes
  • Developing Trusts, report on conference on community development trusts
  • New Sector, four page advertising feature on the new magazine from CBS, Community Enterprise UK (CE-UK) and the Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM)
  • Putting the community into business...a Business in the Community (BITC) initiative
    -Where to get the best advice, new consultancy service on community owned security businesses, Community Security Ltd
  • Not an option...a way of surviving, concluding report from recipient of a Commonwealth Relations Trust bursary on his visit to Zimbabwe
  • CB news the first 10 years, looking at the content of CB news from 1981-1992
  • Book reviews
  • Introducing CE-UK, the representatives of Community Enterprise UK
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