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'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.

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.

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 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

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 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 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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 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)

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.

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

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