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Community Business Scotland Network Ltd records (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)
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CB news, issue 28

Issue 28 content:

  • An ACE year!, new developments at ACEHI
  • 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

Correspondence of John Pearce regarding launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 2 folders of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • SCEIF documents including draft memorandum and articles of association; project proposal; projected cash flow, profit and loss account and balance sheet for 1 January 1989 to 31 December 1998, launch; marketing; nominations for Directors
  • Correspondence and minutes for the Investment Fund Working Party meetings
  • Information on ethical investment and loans funds for the Co-operative Bank; Friends' Provident Stewardship Unit Trust; Ecology Building Society; Traidcraft; ICOF; Institute for Community Economic revolving loan fund; Toptier interest account; St Andrew Share; Mercury Provident
  • Letters to/from organisations regarding investment and support for SCEIF including Development Units, CBS members; Possil Community Business; Strathclyde Community Business; Strathclyde Regional Council; City of Glasgow Council; Co-operative Wholesale Society; Comic Relief; Highlands and Islands Development Board; Scottish Development Agency; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK branch; Poldrait Service and Industry Ltd; Wester Hailes Enterprises Ltd; Community Enterprise Support Unit; Community Architecture (Scotland) Ltd; Fife Regional Council
  • Correspondence regarding meeting with Scottish Office officials

CB news, issue 29

Issue 29 content:

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

CB news, issue 30

Issue 30 content:

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

Correspondence of John Pearce regarding launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 2 folders of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • SCEIF documents including mailing list; nominations for Directors; members seminar; launch; budget for the launch; appendix II statutory and general information; invitation for position of Chairman; circulars about SCEIF; SCEIF name
  • Letters to/from organisations regarding investment and support for SCEIF including Strathclyde Regional Council; West Calder Workspace; Clydesdale Bank'; Lothian Regional Council; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Ferguslie Park Community Holdings Ltd; Drumchapel Community Business; Border Properties (Scotland) Ltd; Dalmarnock Community Business; Newark Community Business; Goodwill; The Woodlands Community Development Trust; Renton Regeneration Community Business; Barlanark Community Business; Alloa Community Enterprises; Garnock Workspace; Hillhaze Enterprises Business Centre; Grangemouth Enterprises (Service and Manufacture) Ltd; Ardeer Environmental Services Ltd; Cornton Enterprises Ltd; Papay Community Co-operative; Easterhouse Community Trust; Fife Regional Council; Darnley Mill Ltd; Castlemilk Enterprises; Borders Regional Council; Greater Ruchill Community Business; SNAP Ltd; Raploch Community Enterprises; Community Business Grampian; Campbeltown Community Business; Stoneyburn Workshops Ltd; and others
  • List of letters of intent To purchase shares in SCEIF
  • Proposals for an Inverclyde third sector investment trust
  • Correspondence and minutes for the Investment Fund Working Party meetings
  • Information on ethical investment and loans funds for Mercury Provident; Falkland Trust (removed for data protection); New Co-op savings account
  • Correspondence regarding content of the SCEIF prospectus to/from Scottish Business in the Community (ScotBIC); Turning Point 2000; COSLA
  • Correspondence regarding meeting with Scottish Office officials
  • Letter from CEI Consultants Ltd regarding a feasibility fund for a Lanarkshire Enterprise Fund
  • Report by the Centre for Employment Initiatives, 'Investing in local enterprise development: a new perspective for the UK', December 1988
  • Cuttings and photocopies of newspaper articles on co-ops; financing new initiatives in peripheral estates around Glasgow; ethical investment; tycoon Malcolm Forbes; upwardly mobile people

Minutes of the Investment Fund Working Party

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Minutes of meeting on 1 March 1989
  • Minutes of meeting on 28 March 1989
  • Minutes of meeting on 4 April 1989
  • Minutes of meeting on 2 May 1989
  • Minutes of meeting on 30 May 1989
  • Minutes of meeting on 13 June 1989
  • Minutes of meeting on 11 July 1989
  • Minutes of meeting on 25 July 1989
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 1 August 1989, including -- Glasgow launch discussion notes -- statutory and general information
  • Minutes of meeting on 15 August 1989
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 22 August 1989, including -- agenda -- draft agenda for first meeting of the Directors on 22 August 1989

Minutes of 15 and 21 February 1989 have not been retained. Regular agenda items include the name of the fund and shares; invitations for Chairman, President and Patrons to the fund; invitations to potential board members; start-up funding; potential investors; business plan; lending policy; application form; communications with the Scottish Development Agency, Scottish Office, regional councils, CBS members and other organisations; mailing list; publicity and promotion; national and regional launches; memorandum and articles of association; finances; prospectus; allocation of work

Correspondence of John Pearce regarding launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 1 folder of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Promotion of the share issue including lists of groups to target, timetable of activities
  • Strategy, task lists and action plans for launch of the fund; draft share prospectus
  • Information on ICOF share issue, shareholders' list and letter of support
  • Letters regarding contributions to the fund and launch event from Scottish Development Agency (SDA); Solway Community Business; Dumfries and Galloway Council; Community Business Fife; Appin Community Co-operative; Tayside Regional Council
  • Letters regarding endorsement of the fund and purchase of shares from Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC); Enterprise 2000 Ltd; Helmsdale Heritage Society
  • Letters regarding content of the share prospectus, rules of the association
  • Correspondence regarding meetings of the SCEIF Working Party including minutes of the meeting on 1 August 1989; 15 August 1989; 22 August 1989
  • CELT (Co-operative Enterprise Loan Trust), Auckland, newsletter 1989
  • Letters regarding attendance at the Glasgow launch event on 26 September 1989

Memorandum and articles of association and certificates of SCEIF

This file contains 4 items:

  • Memorandum and articles of association document for SCEIF by Alexander Stone and Co Solicitors, Glasgow, 8 August 1989
  • Framed certificate of incorporation for SCEIF, 8 August 1989
  • Copy of certificate of incorporation for SCEIF, 8 August 1989
  • Copy of certificate that a public company is entitled to do business and to borrow, for SCEIF, 22 September 1989

SCEIF prospectus

This file contains 5 items:

  • SCEIF prospectus, undated
  • SCEIF prospectus, revised 25 July 1989
  • SCEIF prospectus, revised 22 August 1989
  • Copy of SCEIF prospectus with initialed pages and letter of consent to issue, from S Ramsden, Chartered Accountant
  • Copy of SCEIF prospectus with initialed pages and letter of consent to issue, from McLachlan and Brown, Chartered Accountants

Correspondence of John Pearce regarding launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 1 folder of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Letters regarding investment in the fund and contributions to the launch event from Grampian Regional Council; Falkland Community Trust Fund; Fife Regional Council; Tayside Regional Council; Fyrish Community Enterprises; Strathclyde Regional Council
  • Correspondence regarding acting bankers for the firm and investment in the fund with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland; Trustee Savings Bank; The Co-operative Bank; Unity Trust Bank; Clydesdale Bank
  • Letters regarding preparations for the Glasgow and regional launch events on 26 September 1989 including audio visual presentation; mailing list; programme; post launch dinner; Sir Kenneth Alexander's speech; list of letters of support; Lord Provost's invitation to the civic luncheon in Glasgow City Chambers; press information (part removed for data protection)
  • The Planning Exchange information sheet on the Co-operative Enterprise Loan Trust (CELT), New Zealand
  • Letter regarding appointment of McLachlan and Brown as auditors for SCEIF
  • Promotion of SCEIF including typed information sheet and letters sent out with a copy of the prospectus to potential investors
  • Newspaper clippings and photocopies of articles about the SCEIF launch
  • Thank you letters to those who invested in the fund or were involved in the launch event
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