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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 'Download audio' link next to the icon above or 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.

'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.

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

'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.

Scottish Community Investment Fund plc prospectus

Published version of the investment fund prospectus sent to potential subscribers detailing, description of the fund and how it will operate, financial projections, accountants' reports, procedure for application and application form. Redacted for data protection.
This document is held in several collections within the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), the digitised copy is from the John Pearce collection.

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.

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