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Community Business Scotland Network Ltd records (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)
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Correspondence and press releases regarding CBS

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Letters from Willie Roe, Secretary CBS, to Secretaries of State regarding finance available to CBS and community businesses in Scotland, 30 April 1981
  • Note by John Pearce, LEAP, regarding meeting of the CBV Advisory Group on 25 April, 5 May 1981
  • Letter to Scottish Members of Parliament regarding finance for community businesses in Scotland, 6 May 1981 and list of acknowledgements and replies
  • List of CBS Steering Committee members and press release about CBS, 5 May 1981
  • Letter to all organisations on the Scottish Community Enterprise Forum (SCEF) regarding the setting up of CBS and it's lobbying activity, 18 May 1981
  • Letter to Department of Employment regarding financial support for community businesses and invitation for Secretary of State for Employment to speak at the next CBS meeting, 29 May 1981
  • List of classes of membership and costs, 1 July 1981
  • Letter from Willie Roe, Secretary to Dr Jeremy Bray, MP, regarding delegation from CBS to meet Scottish Labour MPs in the House of Commons, 22 June 1981
  • Letter from Willie Roe, Secretary, to Scottish MPs regarding CBS and debate about unemployment, 23 June 1981

CBS Steering Group minutes, papers and correspondence

This sub-series consists of 2 files:

  • Minutes and papers of the CBS Steering Group, April 1981 - October 1981
  • Correspondence and press releases regarding CBS, April 1981 - June 1981

When CBS was first set up the work was overseen by the Steering Group. This was later replaced by a Board of Management.

Minutes and papers of the CBS Steering Group

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Letter from Willie Roe, Assistant Director, to R Storey, Highlands and Islands Development Board, regarding the appointment of a steering committee, 2 April 1981
  • Contact list of members of the Scottish Community Enterprise Steering Committee, 2 April 1981 (part removed for data protection)
  • Letters, agendas and minutes of CBS Steering Committee meetings, including draft constitution and submission to the Scottish Office for meeting of 17 September 1981, 9 April 1981 - 15 October 1981

CBS news, issue 2

Issue 2 content:

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

CBS news, issue 3

Issue 3 content:

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

CBS news, issue 4

Issue 4 content:

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

CBS news, second annual convention

Second annual convention issue content:

  • EEC money talks
  • Convenor's message
  • Convention programme
  • CBS Board of Management elections
  • Community business information kit
  • Review of the Year: EEC proposal; SDA; Local Authorities; other bodies; training from LEAP and CBS; the future
  • CBS membership 1982/83

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
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