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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.

Jim Bristow interview audio recording and transcript, recorded April 2016

  • Audio recording of the interview, Jim Bristow.WMA, 1:46:03 hours, 102MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Jim Bristow_Interview.pdf, 23 pages, 278kB

This item is an interview with Jim Bristow recorded by Dr Gillian Murray on 27 April 2016 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Jim Bristow's involvement in community work and the community enterprise movement from the 1970s to 1990s. 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.

Jim Bristow worked evenings at an Inverclyde youth club in the 1970s before being drawn towards the community work full time. His first job in this area was as an adventure playground development worker for Greenock Corporation, later being promoted to Community Centre Manager. He trained as a social worker in the early 1980s and began to look at the community enterprise movement. In 1987 he took up a post as Employment Development Worker for Greenock Employment Action Group and has remained with that organisation, which became Inverclyde Community Development Trust in 1996.

Susan McGinlay interview audio recording and transcript, recorded May 2016

  • Audio recording of the interview, Susan McGinlay.WMA, 1:07:11 hours, 64MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Susan.pdf, 17 pages, 271KB

This item is an interview with Susan McGinlay recorded by Dr Gillian Murray on 11 May 2016 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Susan McGinlay's involvement in community work and community business from the early 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.

Susan McGinlay had been an active member of her community organising play schemes for children. She got involved in the community business movement in the mid 1980s, setting up an industrial cleaning company, Kleencare, with 4 other women in 1985. It became one of the longest running businesses within Possil Community Business Ltd. In 1987 she became the first commercial manager of Possil Community Business Ltd and remained an active board member of the Allander Group.

'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.

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.

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.

'Historical perspective on social enterprise as a public health initiative'

-Murray, G, 2018, 'Historical perspective on social enterprise as a public health initiative', CommonHealth briefing paper series: paper number 5, 405KB

This briefing paper reflects on the emerging findings of Project 1; ‘the history project’. The broad aims of the project have been, firstly, to chart the history of Social Enterprise in Scotland from the late 1970s, through the turbulent 1990s, to the type of social enterprise that we recognise in the 21st century. Secondly, the project has also considered the long history of connections between social enterprise, health and wellbeing.

Glen Buchanan interview audio recording and transcript, recorded May 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Glen Buchanan.mp3, 1:23:12 hours, 104MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Glen Buchanan_Online Transcript.pdf, 16 pages, 481kB

This item is an interview with Glen Buchanan recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in May 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Glen Buchanan's involvement in the community enterprise movement and social housing from the 1980s to 2000s and his reflections on the sector and the impact of the political climate of the 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.

In 1981 Glen Buchanan took up the position of research fellow in the Local Government Unit at Paisley College of Technology, where he first worked alongside John Pearce on the Local Enterprise Advisory Project (LEAP). In 1984 he began working for Strathclyde Community Business (SCB) as Training Officer, eventually becoming Depute General Manager for John Pearce. From 1991 to 1993 Glen worked as National Coordinator, Care and Repair Initiative, Glasgow, for Shelter Scotland. In 1993 he was appointed by Scottish Homes to coordinat national development of Care and Repair throughout Scotland, later working on local housing and planning strategy development. He worked for Communities Scotland when it took on the function of Scottish Homes and widened its community regeneration remit and then for the Scottish Government as Policy Manager, Glasgow, from 2008 to 2010.

Duncan Leece interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Duncan Leece.WMA, 1:01:59 hours, 59MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Duncan Leece_Approved Transcript.pdf, 10 pages, 483kB

This item is an interview with Duncan Leece recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in July 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Duncan Leece's involvement in social enterprise from 1999 onwards, including discussions on the Boyndie Trust; applying commercial business experience in the sector; and changes over the 20 year period. 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.

Duncan Leece worked for John Lewis Partnership in London between 1979 and 1989. He then started a number of businesses and worked as a business consultant for others, before briefly returning to John Lewis Partnership, Aberdeen in 1997. In 1999 he and his wife sold their businesses and moved to Banffshire in North-East Scotland. He took a short-term contract as Project Officer for the Boyndie Trust and worked there for over 20 years. At the time of this interview he was CEO of the Boyndie Trust.

Liz Gardiner interview audio recording and transcript, recorded November 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Liz Gardiner.mp3, 1:19:49 hours, 104MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Liz Gardiner_Online Transcript.pdf, 11 pages, 464kB

This item is an interview with Liz Gardiner recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in November 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Liz Gardiner's involvement in cultural social enterprises from the 1980s to 2020s, including discussion of community activism in Easterhouse; Fablevision; networks; and cultural planning. 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.

Liz Gardiner taught Drama and English to High School students before a spell of maternity leave prompted her to become involved in community theatre groups. She is a founding member and now Director of Fablevision, which supports creative community cultural development. Liz has a Masters degree in Cultural Planning and is currently undertaking a PhD.

Ken Milroy interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Ken Milroy.WMA, 1:06:51 hours, 64MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Ken Milroy_Approved Transcript.pdf, 11 pages, 1MB

This item is an interview with Ken Milroy recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in July 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Ken Milroy's involvement in social enterprise with a focus on The Foyer, Aberdeen, from the 1990s onwards. 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.

Ken Milroy was employed as a Community Worker at Grampian Regional Council in 1984, being promoted to Senior Community Worker and later Assistant Head of Social Strategy. In 1996 he took on the role of CEO at The Foyer, Aberdeen, where he worked to build holistic approaches to youth homelessness in the city and Aberdeenshire. He retired from his role at The Foyer in 2018, but continued as Regional Chair of North East Scotland College and a Board member of Robert Gordon University.

Tor Justad interview audio recording and transcript, recorded February 2015

  • Audio recording of the interview, Tor Justad_Track 1.WMA, 1:26:40 hours, 83MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Tor Justad_Approved Transcript.pdf, 19 pages, 482kB

This item is an interview with Tor Justad recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in February 2015 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Tor Justad's involvement in the social enterprise movement in Scotland from 1978 to 2011, including his work with community co-operatives and community businesses in Shetland and Central Region; social auditing; and international projects. 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.

Tor Justad trained as a community worker and between 1978-1987 worked with community groups in Shetland. In 1987 he moved to the Scottish mainland, and based in Stirling, managed CESU, Community Enterprise Support Unit (Central Region) Ltd. In 1994 he began working freelance as a Social Economy Adviser trading as Tor Justad Associates, with contracts in the UK, Sweden, Ireland and other countries. He returned to the Scottish Highlands and between 2000-2011, was employed as a Co-operative and Membership Officer with the Co-operative Group covering the Highlands and Islands.

Laurence Demarco interview audio recording and transcript, recorded December 2014

  • Audio recording of the interview, LDM_Oral History Interview_2014.m4a, 1:18:20 hours, 112MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Laurence Demarco_Approved Transcript.pdf, 14 pages, 311kB
    This item is an interview with Laurence Demarco recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in December 2014 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Laurence Demarco's involvement in the social enterprise movement from 1976 onwards, from setting up a community enterprises in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, to the founding of Senscot in 1999 and his future vision of community enterprise in Scotland. 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.

Laurence Demarco graduated in 1973 with a Diploma in Community Work. He worked for Lothian Regional Council as lead community worker in Wester Hailes from 1976 to 1990. During that time he helped set up the Wester Hailes Community Workshop, neighbourhood councils and a number of community owned businesses, such as the Wester Hailes Land and Property Development Company. He then worked as a consultant from 1990 to 1999, before founding Senscot in 1999 as a network for social entrepreuneurs to share their knowledge and experience. By 2014 Senscot was an important support organisation for social enterprise in Scotland, with a network of over 4,500 members, a regular bulletin and a vital role in setting up the Scottish social enterprise support infrastructure.

Esther Breitenbach interview audio recording and transcript, recorded September 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Esther Breitenbach.WMA, 1:08:17 hours, 65MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Esther Breitenbach_Approved Transcript.pdf, 25 pages, 498kB

This item is an interview with Esther Breitenbach recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in September 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Esther Breitenbach's involvement in community education and community enterprise from the 1980s to 1990s. 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.

Esther Breitenbach worked in adult community education in the 1980s, including an Urban Aid project in Ferrier Sandilands, Aberdeen, between 1981 and 1984; the Central London Social Security Advisers Forum (London); Scottish Education and Action for Development (SEAD), Edinburgh. She returned to Aberdeen in 1989 to work for Community Business Grampian. In 1991 she took an opportunity to combine her community education work with research as part of the Pilton Partnership, Edinburgh. Since 1991 she has undertaken research and teaching in Social Policy at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, including secondments from the University of Edinburgh to the Scottish Executive Equality Unit, and to the Women and Equality Unit in the Department of Trade and Industry. Esther was Visiting Professor at the Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research, Queen's University Belfast, from 2003-2005. In 2005 she obtained a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Since then she has held the positions of Postdoctoral Fellow, Teaching Associate, and Research Fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archeology.

'The first ten years'

Community Business Scotland (CBS) and the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI), '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.

'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.

SCB annual report 1987/88

Contents of the SCB Ltd annual report 1987/88:
-Chairman's statement
-SCB: the way ahead
-SCB news
-Darnley dilemmas and developments
-Ardeer is ACE!
-Community business and community enterprise: the evolving model
-Community business snakes and ladders (board game)
-Directory of community businesses in Strathclyde
-Enterprising Easterhouse
-Housing and business: wealth and empowerment
-The community business development process
-Tenants become owners!: Port Glasgow Axxociation of Tentants' Groups
-Think Bigger: community enterprise in Strathclyde
-Finance summary 1987/88
-Development funding
-List of Directors and staff 1987/88
-Publications available from SCB

SCB annual report 1986/87

Contents of the SCB Ltd annual report 1986/87:
-Chairman's report
-Barrowfield Community Business Ltd: leading a recovery
-The five stages in setting up a successful community business (comic strip)
-Possil, people and profit
-Theatre Seanachaidh
-SCB news section
-Directory of community businesses in Strathclyde region
-Social auditing and community benefit
-Ten years of Govan Workspace
-Finance summary 1986/87
-Development funding
-Training
-Development work
-List of Directors and staff

Community Business Scotland 3 years on: 1984 report

Contents of the report:

  • Foreword by Sir Kenneth Alexander
  • Background and origins
  • Annual Convention
  • Community Business News
  • Lobbying for investments
  • The Enterprise Allowance Scheme
  • The European connection
  • Consultancy work for Public Authorities
  • Community Business Development Unit - Central Region
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Regional federations of Community Business
  • Community Business Directory
  • Some points for the future
  • A role for CBS
  • Postscript

Community business news, issue 9

Issue 9 content:

  • EEC action, backing community business
  • LEAP extended again, a further 6 month extension
  • Publications
  • Business opportunity horizons, LEAP preliminary study into work done by or for Local Authorities which could be won by community businesses
  • What a good idea!, Work and Wellbeing experiment in the Netherlands to release employed people to do work in the community 1-2 days a week
  • Dumfries seminar, to discuss the potential for community business and local economic development
  • Seminar in Nuremberg looking at ways in which government policies can be changed to provide support for local employment inititatives
  • Value for money, cost-effectiveness of community-based economic development looking at Garthamlock Shops and Community Workspace in Easterhouse
  • The Co-operative Union: an outline,
  • West Calder Workspace, now launched
  • An industrial goodwill in Whitburn, study investigating a project to recycle donated industrial/commercial office equipment for resale to community groups and charities
  • News from Wales, on new community initiatives including Cantref Teifi, Trosol, Hen Gapel and the role of Antur Teifi as a community entrepreneur
  • Little Pockets of Hope: the story of Govan Workspace, case study about to be published
  • Strathclyde Federation of Community Businesses, inaugral meeting
  • Market studies, of community businesses in Strathclyde, funded by LEAP
  • Community contracting, research project sponsored by Scottish Office to look at setting up community contracting schemes in Scotland
  • New policies for old problems, conference looking at ways to tackle unemployment
  • CBS Board, elections
  • CBS office move
  • George Burt retires, as CBS convenor and Board member

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

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

Community business news, issue 5

Issue 5 content:

  • A growth in industry, on the annual convention
  • Publications
  • Coodham Unemployment Project, Kilmarnock
  • Greater Springburn Enterprises Ltd, Glasgow
  • HAZE, knitwear range from HPSO at Scottish Trade Fair
  • Despair or hope?, in the community business movement
  • And just like Topsy it growed and growed, Easterhouse Festival Society is five years old
  • Garthamlock Community Shops, official opening
  • Legal structures, for community businesses
  • Finance for community enterprise, cash-in on EEC money: Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), US, finance for community-based economic development inititiatives
  • How do community businesses start
  • CBS membership 1982/83

Community business news, issue 7

Issue 7 content:

  • Strathclyde Leaps, on Strathclyde Regional Council agreeing to set up a community business development unit
  • How can the Scottish Development Agency back community business
  • Publications: newsletters; LEAP case study series; Bootstrap Enterprises annual report 1982
  • The Sheffield experiment with the Council trying to influence the local community into desirable directions and developments
  • Comment on Strathclyde's plans, Strathclyde Regional Council's plans for backing community businesses
  • Pallion Residents Enterprises (PRE), community business in Sunderland based in an old clothing factory
  • Community Business Lothian (CBL), aims, community business information kit
  • Community business groups in Lothian: Craigs Farm; Self Help Employment Leith Focus (SHELF); Wester Hailes Community Enterprise Ltd; Castlecliff Workshops; Breich Enterprise Action Group (BEAG); Gorgie City Farm
  • Lothian catches up on CBL's first executive committee meeting
  • West Calder Workspace, premises discussion
  • Community business training in Lothian with CBS and LEAP
  • Enterprise allowance scheme - a new start or the same old story?
  • New developments at Craig's Farm, Livingston
    -Frustration in Govan, Govan Workspace and Scottish Development Agency backing for development of Elderpark Workspace
  • Your news, on funding for Community Business News
  • Wigtown Rural Project launched
  • Monitoring project, on eight community-based employment initiatives in the UK by the Community
  • Initiatives Research Trust (CIRT)
  • Jobs for warmth?, launch of Scottish Neighbourhood Energy Action
  • Urban Aid 1983-84 applicationsby community groups to Strathclyde Regional Council

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

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

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

Community business news, issue 8

Issue 8 content:

  • Money is the message, study of the needs of community business in Strathclyde by the Planning Exchange for CBS
  • Publications
  • Community business training, in Strathclyde and Lothian
  • Levi Strauss and Co support for community based economic development in Scotland
  • Link up to Europe, series of seminars on local employment initiatives
  • Development in Central Region, first meeting of Management Committee of Community Business Central
  • Denny Bonnybridge Project, community business, courses, seminars and publicity
  • LEAP case study series
  • CIRT community business monitoring project
  • The Roughcast kids: Forgewood could be miles better, on Forgewood Enterprises gardening project and enterprise block with micro workspaces, LEAP survey on unemployment, Community Organised Jobs Action Counselling Service (COJAC)
  • Off the peg solutions, on Bathgate's growth and decline
  • Federation of Ayrshire Community Enterprises (FACE) formed
  • VPP knitting project, Voluntary Project Programme organised by the Manpower Services Commission for unemployed people to develop skills through a constructive activity
  • A government regional policy for community business? on research into the low impact of regional policy in Scotland
  • Can the rules change?, seminar on the Enterprise Allowance Scheme
  • Mohair and pure wool handknits from HAZE, Home Production Sales Organisation, Glasgow
  • HPSO grant approved, urban aid grant for the 'second tier' community business
  • Jobs Action Group (JAG) and Provanhall Holdings Ltd, Easterhouse feature on Radio 4 series

Community business news, third annual convention

Third annual convention issue content:

  • Community Business Central opens, in Falkirk
  • Local CB federations, formed in 1983: Federation of Ayrshire Community Enterprises (FACE); Federation of Strathclyde Community Businesses proposed; Community Business Lothian committee
  • Convention programme
  • Convenor's report
  • Enterprise Allowance, scheme, being extended
  • CBS Board of Management vacancies
  • What is Strathclyde up to?, agency to replace LEAP not yet constituted and set up

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 6

Issue 6 content:

  • Go Ahead for Community Business Central
  • Levi-Strauss back Forgewood Enterprises Ltd survey in Motherwell on feasibitility study into setting up a community employment agency.
  • Publications
  • The Fisherfolk, Community of Celebration, an ecumenical, community in the Scottish Episcopal Church, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
  • Bombay Mix, origins of spicy snack packaged by Govan Enterprises
  • Palliatives of real job creation? On community business in a wider context for economic and social development
  • Around the regions: Strathclyde; Lothian; Wigtown; Grampian; Scottish Development Agency (SDA)
  • HIVE Ltd, Help for Industry from Voluntary Enterprise initiative by Fife Regional Council Social Work staff
  • EEC consultation in Glasgow with community business groups, public authorities and the private sector on job creation
  • More about SARC, Scottish Action Resource Centre providing accountancy, architectural, general commercial, marketing, personnel and publicity advice for community businesses
  • Profit, definitions of different types of profit
  • What's happening at Poldrait, Glasgow, including Poldrait Service and Industry Ltd Cleaning Services Ltd
  • Which purse for community business? Scottish Development Agency, Scottish Office and EEC alternatives
  • Co-operative origins, EEC consultation organised by CBS for the Centre for Employment Inititatives
  • LEAP training/education programme 1983
  • Your news, on CBS news funding
  • Community business exhibition commissioned by LEAP and CBS
  • Community shop, The Look Around, Priesthill

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 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

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 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
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