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Community Business Scotland Ltd (CBS) reports, conventions and publications

This series consists of 4 files:

  • Annual reports and conventions of Community Business Scotland Ltd, 1986-1990
  • Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc promotional material, 1989
  • Publications of Community Business Scotland Ltd, 1986-1987
  • Newsletters of Community Business Scotland Ltd, 1984-1991

Community Business Scotland Ltd was founded in 1981 to provide support to the growing community business movement in Scotland. In the 1980s the organisation worked with 8 regional councils to establish independent development units to support community business and enterprise across Scotland. It also produced a newsletter CB News, which was succeeded by New Sector in the 1990s, closing in 2009. In 1990 CBS launched the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund, raising £0.5m to lend to community enterprises. The fund was absorbed into Charity Bank in 2000. In the 1990s CBS researched and developed methods in Social Accounting and Audit working with partners across Europe. From 2003-2005 CBS managed the Bridge to the Social Economy project, which initiated the establishing of Social Enterprise Scotland. From the 1990s CBS was known as CBS Network and closed in 2015.

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

  • GB 1847 SECS-CBSN
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2010

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection covers records from Community Business Scotland (1981-1999) becoming Community Business Scotland Network. The records have been arranged into 10 series covering the following activity or format (4 of the series are awaiting cataloguing and this has been noted in brackets at the end of the series title):

  • Management and administration of CBS and CBSN, 1981-2010
  • Information and guidance provided by CBSN, 1981-2005
  • Events and training delivered by CBS, 1985-1997
  • Marketing materials and annual reports for CBS and CBSN,1989-2001
  • Community Economic Development Ltd (CED) records, 1988-1991
  • Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund plc (SCEIF) records, 1984-1999
  • CBS national projects and collaborations (uncatalogued)
  • CBSN international projects and collaborations (uncatalogued)
  • Social enterprise and related research and literature (uncatalogued)
  • CBS artefacts (uncatalogued)

Community Business Scotland Network Ltd

Glen Buchanan papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-GB
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1991

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection covers records kept by Glen Buchanan while working for Community Business Scotland Ltd and Strathclyde Community Business Ltd from 1981 to 1991. The records have been arranged into 4 series reflecting these and other businesses Glen Buchanan worked with and publications he kept, including:

  • Community Business Scotland Ltd (CBS) reports, conventions and publications
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd (SCB) reports and training materials
  • Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI) annual reviews and newsletters
  • Social enterprise projects and publications

Buchanan, Glen | b 1955 | social enterprise research and development coordinator

John Pearce papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-JP
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2010

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection includes John Pearce's papers dating from 1976, when he moved to Scotland, until his retirement in 2010. They include correspondence, hand annotated agendas and minutes from a variety of meetings, newspaper cuttings that Pearce found of interest, training guides (some of which he created himself), and material relating to legal structures of community and social enterprises. The papers reflect Pearce’s areas of interest and expertise (such as Social Accounting and Audit), and the work of organisations that he founded and/or was a member of: Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM), Industrial Common Ownership Finance (ICOF), Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC), Commonwealth Association for Local Action in Development (COMMACT), Community Business Scotland, Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund. The records have been arranged into 2 series reflecting these areas of John Pearce's work:

  • Social enterprise papers, 1973-2010
  • Social accounting and audit (SAA) papers, 1977-2008

Pearce, John | 1942 - 2011 | social enterprise pioneer