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Community Business Scotland Network Ltd records (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)
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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 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 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

Case studies and guidance booklets

This file contains 1 folder:

  • 'The first ten years: a decade of community enterprise in Scotland', CBS and the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI), 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 (digital copy provided)
  • 'Getting started: establishing a community enterprise', CBSN, c1998. Includes guidance on business structure, business plan, financing, setting up, marketing, social auditing and keeping it going
  • 'Community economic profiling: information pack', CBSN, March 2000. Includes examples of a profile, survey questionnaires, carrying out interviews, stages of a community futures workshop, approaches and techniques

CBS and CBSN information sheets, bulletins and legal structures guidance

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • Information sheets about CBS services, c1990s
  • Information sheets and discussion papers relating to social enterprise, 1990s - 2002
  • National Network of Community Business bulletins, 1994-1999
  • Legal structures guidance and models, c1991-2002

National Network of Community Business members mailings

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • National Network of Community Business members mailings,1995-1997
  • National Network of Community Business members mailings,1998-1999
  • National Network of Community Business members mailings, 2000
  • National Network of Community Business members mailings, 2001

The members mailings included CBS and CBSN newsletters, reports, and leaflets from other associated organisations. Mailings from November 1995 - December 1997 were filed in left-over 1995 convention folders.

National Network of Community Business members mailings 1995-1997

This file contains 1 folder:

  • November 1995 mailing, containing -- news sheet -- 1995 information sheet no. 4 on community owned managed workspaces -- 1995 Bulletin no. 4 -- membership renewal form
  • March 1996 mailing, containing -- programme for the European Network for Economic Self-Help and Local Development conference, 'Quality Standards in the social economy' on 12-15 April 1996 in Liverpool -- 1996 Bulletin no.5 -- recommended bibliography on community enterprise and economic development -- flier for COMMACT conference, 'Providing the power for change' on 23-27 September 1996 in Derry
  • February 1997 mailing, containing -- member newsletter -- 1997 bulletin no. 7 -- alphabetical listing of corporate members with details of which bulletin they feature in -- help-line leaflet listing topics on which free consultancy advice was offered by the National Network of Community Businesses
  • August 1997 mailing, containing -- member newsletter -- 1997 Bulletin no.8 -- list of book, pamphlet and New Sector magazines available by mail order -- recommended bibliography on community enterprise and community-based economic development -- programme and registration form for the 1997 national convention of community businesses, 'Policy into practice', on 5-6 September 1997 in Liverpool -- 'enbe' issue no.1, June 1997, newsletter of the European Network for Economic Self-Help and Local Development -- COMMACT Network registration form -- information sheet on social auditing -- Charity Commissioners for England and Wales booklet on 'Charities and trading', February 1997
  • December 1997 mailing, containing -- member newsletter

National Network of Community Business members mailings 2001

This file contains 1 folder:

  • January 2001 mailing, containing -- CBS Network newsletter 2001 issue 1 -- CBSN circular letter regarding the Social Audit Network symposium, 'Social accounting and audit in the community sector' on 1 March 2001 in Edinburgh -- leaflet for 'Under the influence'exhibition of art at the Lewis Grassic Gibbon Centre on 15-29 May 2001 -- programme and registration form for the 'Gathering of the Networks 2001' on 2-3 March 2001 in Edinburgh -- 'Community Works' September 2000, community bulletin of the Glenwood Business Centre -- National Lottery Charities Board Scotland report 'An evaluation of the first grants programme: a response to research', December 2000 -- brochure on the Craigmillar Euronetz Conference, 'Local regeneration and social capital: building capacity - taking action' on 7-9 September 2000
  • May 2001 mailing, containing -- CBS Network newsletter 2001 issue 2 -- CBSN circular letter regarding survey of the membership services provided, May 2001 -- Article by Mel Evans, 'social capital and social economy in Europe: the work of the Concise Project', January 2001 -- photocopy of article by Keith Hayton 'Poverty solution is a poor man's bank', from 'Regeneration and renewal', 20 April 2001 -- leaflet for the Anekal Rehabilitation Education and Development (Read) Centre, Bangalore, India -- Kids' Clubs Network flier for conference 'Playing to learn?' on 14-16 November 2001 in London -- leaflet for 'Social enterprise, social economy: moving ahead' conference on 31 May 2001 in London
  • July 2001 mailing, containing -- CBS Network newsletter 2001 issue 3 -- flier on the proposal to establish UK Coalition for Social Enterprise (UKCSE) and adopt the UK Social Enterprise Charter -- programme for the Development Trusts Association national conference, 'Learning from the best' on 17-19 September 2001 in Cardiff -- photocopy of article by Hilary Wainwright, 'Turning the tide' from 'Guardian Society', 16 May 2001 -- photocopy of article by Mike Waite, 'Is community involvement a waste of time' from 'New start', 27 July 2001 -- 'Community works', April 2001, community bulletin of the Glenwood Business Centre -- leaflet for the BigBarn farmers' market website -- leaflet for Akshaya community business development programme, Kerala, India

CBS Network newsletters, 2002

This file contains 2 items:

  • CBS Network newsletter, January 2002: issue 1, including articles on -- Bridge to the Social Economy project -- annual gathering of the networks -- Social Audit Network meeting -- social audit manual --COMMACT -- Scottish page: support for the social economy in Scotland; new convenor for CBSN -- discussion paper: defining the social economy, social enterprises and social capital -- discussion paper: mapping support organisations in the social economy in Scotland
  • CBS Network newsletter, April 2002: issue 2, including articles on -- Ian Hunter, Convenor of CBSN -- Bridge to the Social Economy project -- annual gathering of the networks -- Social Audit Network meeting -- COMMACT -- Scottish page: support for the social economy in Scotland; Equal project (SCVO); Equal project (Social Enterprise Scotland)
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