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‘Real training for real jobs – the 1987 European Social Fund training programmes’

Contents of the 1987 ESF training programme booklet:
-Introduction
-Community business in Strathclyde
-The 1987 programme, detailing the stages of the training programme
-Barlanark Community Enterprises Ltd: A case study (comic strip)
-Statistical summary of the 1987 training programme
-Conclusion: some lessons learned
-Appendix, detailing each training programme with an evaluation of its effectiveness

Annual reports and conventions of Community Business Scotland Ltd

This file contains 6 items:

  • Annual Convention 1986, programme for convention held in Edinburgh, 24-25 October 1986
  • Annual Convention 1987, 'A decade of community enterprise’, programme for convention held at Maryhill Community Central Hall, Glasgow, 23-24 October 1987
  • Annual Convention 88, programme for convention held at Raploch, Stirling, 28-29 October 1988
  • Annual Report 1987/88
  • Annual Report 1989
  • Annual Report 1990

Convention programmes include reports, adverts, programme, accounts and list of members. Annual reports include the CBS report, accounts, list of members, reports for two trading subsidiary companies, Community Economic Development and the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund and supporting adverts.

Annual reports and strategy documents of Strathclyde Community Business Ltd

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Annual report, 1984/85
  • Annual report, 1985/86
  • Annual report, 1986/87
  • Annual report, 1987/88
  • Annual report, 1988/89
  • Annual report, 1990
  • Corporate Plan 1990-93, 'Community Enterprise into the 1990s'
  • Report, ‘A future strategy for the development and support of community businesses in Strathclyde’, May 1988

Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI) annual reviews and newsletters

This series consists of 2 files:

  • Annual reviews of the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI), 1988-1990
  • Newsletters of the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI), 1985-1988

The Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI) was established in 1986 to provide support for community enterprises. It offered help and advice and sharing skills and knowledge for community co-operatives and community businesses across the region.

'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.

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 enterprise articles

This file contains 1 item:

  • Glen Buchanan, ‘Community enterprise: investing in the future’, article from pages 185–189 of the ‘Yearbook of cooperative enterprise 1990’, looking ahead to the imminent launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund and reflecting on other aspects of community enterprise development in Scotland, 1989

Flagstone Enterprises Ltd working paper and article

This file contains 2 items:

  • 'Flagstone Enterprises Ltd: the setting up of a community business in a housing estate in the west of Scotland', Paisley College of Technology, Local Government Unit, working paper no. 12, January 1982
  • The Guardian, containing article by Clive Woodcock (editor), 'Scrub graffiti and clean up', regarding report on Flagstone Enterprises, Paisley by the Local Government Unit, Paisley College of Technology, 3 September 1982
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