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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

Community Business Scotland 3 years on: 1984 report

Contents of the report:

  • Foreword by Sir Kenneth Alexander
  • Background and origins
  • Annual Convention
  • Community Business News
  • Lobbying for investments
  • The Enterprise Allowance Scheme
  • The European connection
  • Consultancy work for Public Authorities
  • Community Business Development Unit - Central Region
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Regional federations of Community Business
  • Community Business Directory
  • Some points for the future
  • A role for CBS
  • Postscript

CBS review, corporate plan and strategy documents

This file contains 3 reports:

  • 'Community Business Scotland 3 years on: 1984 report', CBS, November 1984 (document 1)
  • 'Community Business Scotland Ltd corporate plan 1988-1991', CBS, March 1988 (document 2)
  • 'Community Business Scotland Ltd strategy document 1988-1993', CBS, May 1988 (document 3)

CBS and CBSN annual reports

This file contains 18 reports:

  • CBS annual report, 1989
  • CBS annual report, 1990, feature articles: 'The story so far: a preview of the CBS directory'; 'From the 70's to the 90's'; 'From the third to the first sector', how community business can become a more significant force in the national economy'
  • CBS annual report, 1991, feature articles: 'Award winners'
  • CBS annual report and accounts, 1992, folded pamphlet opening out to a poster 'in the business of communities' about community business in Scotland
  • CBS annual report, 1992, smaller folded pamphlet without poster
  • CBS annual report, 1992-93
  • CBS annual report, 1993-94
  • CBS annual report, 1994-95
  • CBS annual report, 1995-96
  • CBS annual report, 1996-97
  • CBSN annual report, 1998-99
  • CBSN annual report, 1999-2000
  • CBSN annual report, 2000-2001
  • CBSN annual report, 2002-2003
  • CBSN annual report, 2003-2004
  • CBSN annual report, 2004-2005
  • CBSN annual report, 2005-2006
  • CBSN annual report, 2006-2007

Annual reports included the Convenor's report; Director's/Chief Executive's report; feature articles; CBS membership list; CBS accounts; AGM minutes; Board of Directors; CED report and accounts (1989-1993 reports); SCEIF Chairman's report (1989-1991 reports); advertising for community businesses and related organisations (1989-1991 reports). The annual reports for 1987-1988 and 2001-2002 have not been retained.

CBS lobbying and responses to government papers and reviews

This file contains 1 folder:

  • CBS, 'Submission to the Secretary of State for Scotland' with proposals for a programme of funding to support community businesses in Scotland, c1981
  • CBS, 'Summary of points in submission to Scottish Office', urging the Secretary of State for Scotland to establish a programme of funding to assist the establishment and development of community business in Scotland, 15 October 1981
  • 'Suggestions for simple system to expedite payments of urban aid money to community enterprise groups', 17 November 1982
    -Booth S and Pitt D, 'Community enterprise: lessons, issues and options', report prepared for Strathclyde Regional Council, University of Strathclyde, December 1982
  • CBS, 'Report of consultation on community employment initiatives', Glasgow, 4 February 1983
    -Two chapters of unnamed report on community business and factors affecting choice of products or services forming the basis of their trading activities, including chapter 6 on methodology of survey sent to groups on LEAP's circulation list and chapter 8, an introduction to the project aiming to determine if community business can be effective in providing permanent employment opportunities, date stamped 20 March 1983
  • CBS, 'Proposal to the Scottish Development Agency' for support for community businesses, June 1983
  • CBS document 'What is a community business' with the definition on page 1 and subsequent pages describing named community businesses in Scotland
  • Community Business Central, 'Progress report November 1983 - August 1984'
  • 'Manifesto 85' lobbying campaign documents including -- Photocopy of article 'Eleven point plan for common ownership', "ABC News and views", Winter 1984 --Handwritten and typescript notes from CBS lobbying seminars held on 27 November 1984, 31 January 1985 and 31 December 1985 -- photocopy of page from 'Third Sector' magazine with dates for the Scottish political party conferences circled -- draft manifesto with letter, 8 February 1985 -- draft manifesto -- letter regarding next meeting of the Lobbying Group, 15 March 1985-- second draft of manifesto with letter, 26 March 1985 -- handwritten notes from CBS manifesto meeting on 3 May 1985 -- draft of leaflet 'Community business is working' --quotation for printing of A3 leaflets 'Community business works' -- versions 1 - 5 of press release and invitation to the press conference on 17 June 1985 -- final draft manifesto -- Strathclyde Community Business Ltd circular letter regarding press conference to launch the manifesto, 5 June 1985 -- draft and printed manifesto leaflet -- circular letter sent with the manifesto
  • CBS response to 'Scottish Enterprise' white paper on integration of the enterprise development functions of the SDA and the Training Agency and decentralisation of services to a more local level through the creation of Local Agencies, March 1989
  • Response of CBS to the 'Review of Urban Programme', May 1991
  • CBS handouts on community action and local development and the community business development process

Promotional leaflets and stationary for CBS

This file contains 4 items:

  • What does CBS mean? Mind your own business, leaflet about CBS with insert, application for membership 1989-90
  • CBSN and Social Enterprise Network, 'Social audit and accounting: manual workbook and CD rom', information and order form
  • CBSN and Social Enterprise Network, 'Social accounting and audit for social economy and community-based organisations: training courses', information on workshops available and accreditation
  • Compliments slip for CBS

Minutes and papers of CED Board of Directors' meetings 1990

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 5 January 1990 including -- agenda -- draft information sheet, CED consultants, January 1990 -- CED consultants payment rates and procedures, 4 January 1990 -- finance report to 31 December 1989
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 26 January 1990 including -- agenda -- proposed distribution of the CED leaflet and general marketing strategy -- financial report, 17 January 1990 --copy of letter to consultants regarding working arrangements, 12 January 1990 (part removed for data protection) -- minutes of the annual meeting on 22 November 1989
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 22 February 1990 including -- agenda -- CED business plan -- financial report, 17 January 1990 -- minutes of the CED meeting on 26 January 1990
  • Minutes of the adjourned meeting on 26 February 1990, regarding strategy and staff
  • Minutes of the continued meeting on 7 March 1990, regarding contracts and organisational arrangements
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 14 March 1990 including -- finance report to 21 February 1990 -- proposals for 'trial' working relationship of CED Ltd 'core' consultants and CED Ltd
  • Minutes and agenda of meeting on 18 April 1990
  • Minutes and agenda of meeting on 17 May 1990
  • Minutes and agenda of meeting on 8 August 1990
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 23 August 1990 including -- review of working relationship of CED Ltd 'core' consultants and CED Ltd, 17 August 1990
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 8 October 1990 including -- agenda -- draft conditions of contact, 13 September 1990
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 13 November 1990 including -- agenda -- minutes of the CED AGM held on 22 November 1989 -- Directors report and accounts for year ended 31 March 1990 -- letter regarding 3rd AGM on 13 November 1990
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 27 November 1990 including -- agenda -- accounts for period ended 30 September 1990 -- Directors report and accounts for year ended 31 March 1990 -- report on CED's activities, 8 November 1990

Regular agenda items include financial report; contracts/work in hand; Community Business Fife contract; Whitfield Community Business feasibility study; NW Skarne contract; SCB Neighbourhood Security consultancy work; Help the Aged Zanzibar; ACE-HI contract; SCB Recycling contract; West Calder contracts; Edinburgh Community Trust contract; Shetland contract; GEAG/SCB nursery pack; CESU/ESF women's programme; CED strategy.

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
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