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Liz Gardiner interview audio recording and transcript, recorded November 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Liz Gardiner.mp3, 1:19:49 hours, 104MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Liz Gardiner_Online Transcript.pdf, 11 pages, 464kB

This item is an interview with Liz Gardiner recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in November 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Liz Gardiner's involvement in cultural social enterprises from the 1980s to 2020s, including discussion of community activism in Easterhouse; Fablevision; networks; and cultural planning. Click 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.

Liz Gardiner taught Drama and English to High School students before a spell of maternity leave prompted her to become involved in community theatre groups. She is a founding member and now Director of Fablevision, which supports creative community cultural development. Liz has a Masters degree in Cultural Planning and is currently undertaking a PhD.

Duncan Leece interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Duncan Leece.WMA, 1:01:59 hours, 59MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Duncan Leece_Approved Transcript.pdf, 10 pages, 483kB

This item is an interview with Duncan Leece recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in July 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Duncan Leece's involvement in social enterprise from 1999 onwards, including discussions on the Boyndie Trust; applying commercial business experience in the sector; and changes over the 20 year period. Click 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.

Duncan Leece worked for John Lewis Partnership in London between 1979 and 1989. He then started a number of businesses and worked as a business consultant for others, before briefly returning to John Lewis Partnership, Aberdeen in 1997. In 1999 he and his wife sold their businesses and moved to Banffshire in North-East Scotland. He took a short-term contract as Project Officer for the Boyndie Trust and worked there for over 20 years. At the time of this interview he was CEO of the Boyndie Trust.

Ken Milroy interview audio recording and transcript, recorded July 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Ken Milroy.WMA, 1:06:51 hours, 64MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Ken Milroy_Approved Transcript.pdf, 11 pages, 1MB

This item is an interview with Ken Milroy recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in July 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Ken Milroy's involvement in social enterprise with a focus on The Foyer, Aberdeen, from the 1990s onwards. Click 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.

Ken Milroy was employed as a Community Worker at Grampian Regional Council in 1984, being promoted to Senior Community Worker and later Assistant Head of Social Strategy. In 1996 he took on the role of CEO at The Foyer, Aberdeen, where he worked to build holistic approaches to youth homelessness in the city and Aberdeenshire. He retired from his role at The Foyer in 2018, but continued as Regional Chair of North East Scotland College and a Board member of Robert Gordon University.

Esther Breitenbach interview audio recording and transcript, recorded September 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Esther Breitenbach.WMA, 1:08:17 hours, 65MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Esther Breitenbach_Approved Transcript.pdf, 25 pages, 498kB

This item is an interview with Esther Breitenbach recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in September 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Esther Breitenbach's involvement in community education and community enterprise from the 1980s to 1990s. Click 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.

Esther Breitenbach worked in adult community education in the 1980s, including an Urban Aid project in Ferrier Sandilands, Aberdeen, between 1981 and 1984; the Central London Social Security Advisers Forum (London); Scottish Education and Action for Development (SEAD), Edinburgh. She returned to Aberdeen in 1989 to work for Community Business Grampian. In 1991 she took an opportunity to combine her community education work with research as part of the Pilton Partnership, Edinburgh. Since 1991 she has undertaken research and teaching in Social Policy at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, including secondments from the University of Edinburgh to the Scottish Executive Equality Unit, and to the Women and Equality Unit in the Department of Trade and Industry. Esther was Visiting Professor at the Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research, Queen's University Belfast, from 2003-2005. In 2005 she obtained a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Since then she has held the positions of Postdoctoral Fellow, Teaching Associate, and Research Fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archeology.

Glen Buchanan interview audio recording and transcript, recorded May 2019

  • Audio recording of the interview, Glen Buchanan.mp3, 1:23:12 hours, 104MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Glen Buchanan_Online Transcript.pdf, 16 pages, 481kB

This item is an interview with Glen Buchanan recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in May 2019 as part of the Scottish Government funded Future development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project. It is the oral history of Glen Buchanan's involvement in the community enterprise movement and social housing from the 1980s to 2000s and his reflections on the sector and the impact of the political climate of the time. Click 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.

In 1981 Glen Buchanan took up the position of research fellow in the Local Government Unit at Paisley College of Technology, where he first worked alongside John Pearce on the Local Enterprise Advisory Project (LEAP). In 1984 he began working for Strathclyde Community Business (SCB) as Training Officer, eventually becoming Depute General Manager for John Pearce. From 1991 to 1993 Glen worked as National Coordinator, Care and Repair Initiative, Glasgow, for Shelter Scotland. In 1993 he was appointed by Scottish Homes to coordinat national development of Care and Repair throughout Scotland, later working on local housing and planning strategy development. He worked for Communities Scotland when it took on the function of Scottish Homes and widened its community regeneration remit and then for the Scottish Government as Policy Manager, Glasgow, from 2008 to 2010.

'Historical perspective on social enterprise as a public health initiative'

-Murray, G, 2018, 'Historical perspective on social enterprise as a public health initiative', CommonHealth briefing paper series: paper number 5, 405KB

This briefing paper reflects on the emerging findings of Project 1; ‘the history project’. The broad aims of the project have been, firstly, to chart the history of Social Enterprise in Scotland from the late 1970s, through the turbulent 1990s, to the type of social enterprise that we recognise in the 21st century. Secondly, the project has also considered the long history of connections between social enterprise, health and wellbeing.

Laurence Demarco interview audio recording and transcript, recorded December 2014

  • Audio recording of the interview, LDM_Oral History Interview_2014.m4a, 1:18:20 hours, 112MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Laurence Demarco_Approved Transcript.pdf, 14 pages, 311kB
    This item is an interview with Laurence Demarco recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in December 2014 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Laurence Demarco's involvement in the social enterprise movement from 1976 onwards, from setting up a community enterprises in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, to the founding of Senscot in 1999 and his future vision of community enterprise in Scotland. Click 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.

Laurence Demarco graduated in 1973 with a Diploma in Community Work. He worked for Lothian Regional Council as lead community worker in Wester Hailes from 1976 to 1990. During that time he helped set up the Wester Hailes Community Workshop, neighbourhood councils and a number of community owned businesses, such as the Wester Hailes Land and Property Development Company. He then worked as a consultant from 1990 to 1999, before founding Senscot in 1999 as a network for social entrepreuneurs to share their knowledge and experience. By 2014 Senscot was an important support organisation for social enterprise in Scotland, with a network of over 4,500 members, a regular bulletin and a vital role in setting up the Scottish social enterprise support infrastructure.

Tor Justad interview audio recording and transcript, recorded February 2015

  • Audio recording of the interview, Tor Justad_Track 1.WMA, 1:26:40 hours, 83MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Tor Justad_Approved Transcript.pdf, 19 pages, 482kB

This item is an interview with Tor Justad recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in February 2015 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Tor Justad's involvement in the social enterprise movement in Scotland from 1978 to 2011, including his work with community co-operatives and community businesses in Shetland and Central Region; social auditing; and international projects. Click 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.

Tor Justad trained as a community worker and between 1978-1987 worked with community groups in Shetland. In 1987 he moved to the Scottish mainland, and based in Stirling, managed CESU, Community Enterprise Support Unit (Central Region) Ltd. In 1994 he began working freelance as a Social Economy Adviser trading as Tor Justad Associates, with contracts in the UK, Sweden, Ireland and other countries. He returned to the Scottish Highlands and between 2000-2011, was employed as a Co-operative and Membership Officer with the Co-operative Group covering the Highlands and Islands.

Alan Kay interview audio recording and transcript, recorded November 2014

  • Audio recording of the interview, Alan Kay.mp3, 2:26:08 hours, 81MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Alan Kay_Approved Transcript.pdf, 34 pages, 476kB

This item is an interview with Alan Kay recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in November 2014 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Alan Kay's involvement in the social enterprise movement in Scotland from the late 1980s to mid 2010s. It includes his reflections on the sector and his work with John Pearce and others for Community Business Scotland, Community Enterprise Lothian, and latterly through freelance work. Click 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.

Alan’s background is in overseas development and he lived and worked in East Africa and South-east Asia before returning to Scotland in 1988. He joined forces with John Pearce, and worked with community-owned enterprises and social enterprises, firstly for Community Business Scotland as a researcher and then in 1991 for Community Enterprise Lothian, initially as a Training Officer. He moved to Indonesia to work with VSO as their Country Director from 1994 until 1997. On returning to Edinburgh he carried out numerous commissions for a wide range of clients in the statutory, charitable, public and third sector in the UK and abroad. He helped to found the Social Audit Network and continued for many years as an active Board member, acting as its Chair at one stage. In 2009 he became an Associate Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and assisted in the establishment of a Diploma and MSc in Social Enterprise. He then went on to become a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at GCU where he advised on the 5-year CommonHealth research project. He was an active tutor with the Social Enterprise Academy for over 10 years and specialised in ‘social impact’ measures, working abroad for them on several occasions. He was also is on the board of the Community Development Journal for over 20 years, much of that time as the CDJ Treasurer. Alan was a long-standing Member of the
Institute for Economic Development. Alan retired in 2018.

Alan Tuffs interview audio recording and transcript, recorded February 2016

  • Audio recording of the interview, Alan Tuffs.mp3, 1:35:36 hours, 128MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Alan Tuffs_Online Transcript.pdf, 25 pages, 662kB

This item is an interview with Alan Tuffs recorded by Dr Gillian Murray in February 2016 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Alan Tuff's involvement in setting up and running community enterprises in Scotland from the 1980s to 2010s and his reflections on the sector changes over time. Click 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.

Alan Tuffs trained as an architect. He moved from London to West Lothian with his family in the early 1980s. Inspired by a similar initiative in Govan, Glasgow, in 1983 he began work with John Pearce on what would become West Calder Workspace, which opened in 1985. By 1987 West Calder Community Holdings included a workspace, and Employment Opportunities Trust and West Calder Community Enterprises. Alan went on to work in community planning for Rural Forum and the Corrum Trust before starting Small Town and Rural Development Group with friend Colin Roxburgh in 1998, developing the Community Futures Project. Alan retired in 2013.

Colin Roxburgh interview audio recording and transcript, recorded December 2015

  • Audio recording of the interview, Colin Roxburgh.WMA, 1:06:17 hours, 63MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Colin Roxburgh_Interview Transcript.pdf, 18 pages, 254KB

This item is an interview with Colin Roxburgh recorded by Dr Gillian Murray on1 December 2015 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Colin Roxburgh's involvement in community development and the community enterprise movement from the 1980s to 2010s. Click 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.

Colin Roxburgh has a background in community development and worked on some of the early community business projects in the Strathclyde Region in the early 1980s, such as the Local Area Advisory Project (LEAP) and later Strathclyde Community Business (SCB). He left SCB in 1989 and then worked as a freelance community consultant in Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada.

Susan McGinlay interview audio recording and transcript, recorded May 2016

  • Audio recording of the interview, Susan McGinlay.WMA, 1:07:11 hours, 64MB
  • Transcript of the interview, Susan.pdf, 17 pages, 271KB

This item is an interview with Susan McGinlay recorded by Dr Gillian Murray on 11 May 2016 as part of the CommonHealth history project. It is the oral history of Susan McGinlay's involvement in community work and community business from the early 1980s to 2010s. Click 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.

Susan McGinlay had been an active member of her community organising play schemes for children. She got involved in the community business movement in the mid 1980s, setting up an industrial cleaning company, Kleencare, with 4 other women in 1985. It became one of the longest running businesses within Possil Community Business Ltd. In 1987 she became the first commercial manager of Possil Community Business Ltd and remained an active board member of the Allander Group.

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 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.

‘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

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.

Community business news, issue 7

Issue 7 content:

  • Strathclyde Leaps, on Strathclyde Regional Council agreeing to set up a community business development unit
  • How can the Scottish Development Agency back community business
  • Publications: newsletters; LEAP case study series; Bootstrap Enterprises annual report 1982
  • The Sheffield experiment with the Council trying to influence the local community into desirable directions and developments
  • Comment on Strathclyde's plans, Strathclyde Regional Council's plans for backing community businesses
  • Pallion Residents Enterprises (PRE), community business in Sunderland based in an old clothing factory
  • Community Business Lothian (CBL), aims, community business information kit
  • Community business groups in Lothian: Craigs Farm; Self Help Employment Leith Focus (SHELF); Wester Hailes Community Enterprise Ltd; Castlecliff Workshops; Breich Enterprise Action Group (BEAG); Gorgie City Farm
  • Lothian catches up on CBL's first executive committee meeting
  • West Calder Workspace, premises discussion
  • Community business training in Lothian with CBS and LEAP
  • Enterprise allowance scheme - a new start or the same old story?
  • New developments at Craig's Farm, Livingston
    -Frustration in Govan, Govan Workspace and Scottish Development Agency backing for development of Elderpark Workspace
  • Your news, on funding for Community Business News
  • Wigtown Rural Project launched
  • Monitoring project, on eight community-based employment initiatives in the UK by the Community
  • Initiatives Research Trust (CIRT)
  • Jobs for warmth?, launch of Scottish Neighbourhood Energy Action
  • Urban Aid 1983-84 applicationsby community groups to Strathclyde Regional Council

Community business news, issue 6

Issue 6 content:

  • Go Ahead for Community Business Central
  • Levi-Strauss back Forgewood Enterprises Ltd survey in Motherwell on feasibitility study into setting up a community employment agency.
  • Publications
  • The Fisherfolk, Community of Celebration, an ecumenical, community in the Scottish Episcopal Church, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
  • Bombay Mix, origins of spicy snack packaged by Govan Enterprises
  • Palliatives of real job creation? On community business in a wider context for economic and social development
  • Around the regions: Strathclyde; Lothian; Wigtown; Grampian; Scottish Development Agency (SDA)
  • HIVE Ltd, Help for Industry from Voluntary Enterprise initiative by Fife Regional Council Social Work staff
  • EEC consultation in Glasgow with community business groups, public authorities and the private sector on job creation
  • More about SARC, Scottish Action Resource Centre providing accountancy, architectural, general commercial, marketing, personnel and publicity advice for community businesses
  • Profit, definitions of different types of profit
  • What's happening at Poldrait, Glasgow, including Poldrait Service and Industry Ltd Cleaning Services Ltd
  • Which purse for community business? Scottish Development Agency, Scottish Office and EEC alternatives
  • Co-operative origins, EEC consultation organised by CBS for the Centre for Employment Inititatives
  • LEAP training/education programme 1983
  • Your news, on CBS news funding
  • Community business exhibition commissioned by LEAP and CBS
  • Community shop, The Look Around, Priesthill

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

Community business news, issue 45

Issue 45 content:

  • CB News: New shape for community enterprise in Strathclyde, Community Investment in Strathclyde and Community Enterprise in Strathclyde launched; CBS meets Local Enterprise Companies (LECS); Training report underway; Host project moves forward; EEC Commissioner at community business celebrations; Conference launches Community Business Clydebank; Womanwise, a conference for the community; Skill survey shock, survey with the Tower Hill Development Trust; £3m FutureStart begins, BT;s new community venture fund
  • A kind of common currency, Local Exchange Trading System (LETS) systems in Britain
  • A new direction for Tayside, Tayside Community Business Ltd (TCB)
  • Security is their business, pioneering home security system set up by BT in Wester Hailes
  • Developing Trusts, report on conference on community development trusts
  • New Sector, four page advertising feature on the new magazine from CBS, Community Enterprise UK (CE-UK) and the Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM)
  • Putting the community into business...a Business in the Community (BITC) initiative
    -Where to get the best advice, new consultancy service on community owned security businesses, Community Security Ltd
  • Not an option...a way of surviving, concluding report from recipient of a Commonwealth Relations Trust bursary on his visit to Zimbabwe
  • CB news the first 10 years, looking at the content of CB news from 1981-1992
  • Book reviews
  • Introducing CE-UK, the representatives of Community Enterprise UK

Community business news, issue 44

Issue 44 content:

  • CB News: Boost for Whitfield economy, Community Business Whitfield, Dundee, new premises; A first for Alloa, Alloa Community Enterprises buy first recycling vehicle in Scotland; Trusting in regeneration, Tower Hill Community Trust, Kirkby, launched; Workers take over bus company, Clydesdale 2000; First European COMMACT conference identifies global challenges;
  • What we do in Scotland, photographs and list of range of community business activities
  • Report from the front line, by recipient of Commonwealth Relations Trust bursary to visit Zimbabwe
  • AGM of SCEIF, four page feature on the year's activities: Needleworks; Cumbrae Holiday Apartments; Linn Park; Maryhill Workshops Ltd; Four Acres Trust; Barra
  • Mixing oil and water - is emulsion the solution?, on the dawning era of the social economy
  • It's you we answer to! WesterHailes housing development selected as testbed for pioneering home security system provided by BT
  • Special needs co-ops build confidence, Durham Co-operative Development Association
  • Co-op focus: New co-operative theatre company, Hull Freetown Theatre; Co-operative braille service, Tactile Audio Braille Services Ltd, Humberside; European Co-ops meet in Glasgow, hosted by the Scottish Co-operatives Development Committee; New fair trade coffee, Cafedirect; Scottish green show in March 1992; New UK Co-operative Council; Linking conference in Telford; New supplier of recycled paper, Green Paper Company, Edinburgh; New green fund, the Environmental Development Fund
  • Hendon 2000, community development in the 1990s part one, an attempt in Sunderland to halt the spiral decline in an inner area of the town
  • City challenge, review of the Department of the Environment's scheme

Community business news, issue 43

Issue 43 content:

  • CB News: Government support for community enterprise; Success for UK's largest co-op, Tayside Holdings; and disappointment for others, Fife Scottish Bus Company workers; Sud'n'comfort, laundrette opened by Hots Village Community Enterprise, Oldham; Dispensing with AGMs, changes to the Companies Act; Childcare and community enterprise, report; Conference on global issues, from COMMACT; New storey at West Calder Workspace; Travel bursaries available, from the Ken Lucas Memorial Fund; The Jolly Green Giant, Great Recovery recycling raising funds; Two travel to Zimbabwe, with Commonwealth Relations Trust bursaries; From Middlesborough to Masvingo; Westminster conference on involvement of local communities in regeneration; CB model legal structure revised; Fitting tribute to John Pearce; Happy Birthday Kidcare; Lone parents getting together, information pack; Co-op Link-up with Africa
  • Community enterprise in the UK (CE-UK), the case for a national organisation
  • Prince Charles makes twenty year award, for a community enterprise which has sustained itself for at least 20 years, to the North Kensington Amenity Trust
  • Report to the Commonwealth Relations Trust on study visits to India and Bangladesh
  • Putting people first, Middlesborough Borough Council's policy to stimulate community economic development
  • Stepping Together, a new publication promoting education for local development
  • Routes to success, Up Routes Removals and Storage Co-operative
  • Investigating in justice, first conference of the UK Social Investment Forum (UKSIF)
  • Investing wisely, report on three community businesses in receipt of SCEIF loans: Barra Community Co-operative (Co-chomunn Bharraidh); Cottier Theatre; Linn Park Community Business catering facility in Castlemilk
  • Philosophers, Heretics and Fish, a fresh look at the future from the newly appointed Chief Executive of Community Business Scotland
  • Taking power for the people, overview of Empowerment for Local Communities conference
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

Community business news, issue 42

Issue 42 content:

  • CB News: New business in Alloa, CFC recycling by Alloa Community Enterprises; New co-ordinator or Community Enterprise Lothian (CEL); Community business wins export, West Calder Community Enterprises refurbish redundant BT telephone boxes; Community store wins award, Cardenden Community Store, Fife; New manager for CBS; Decorating Drumchapel, Dalset Decorators; Roots and routes, the CBS Convention; Blueprint for European collaboration, new ICOM project launched; Community enterprise in schools; Can collect will collect, awards for aluminium can recycling; Recycling reports published
  • Issues of empowerment, preview of the CBS Empowering Communities conference
  • Yes! you too can change the world, report on the Mondragon Co-operatives in Spain
  • How to run a community business, new guide published
  • Community Enterprise Support Unit (CESU), Central region round-up: consultancy work; Bowmar Community Enterprises; seminar on links between the community education service and community enterprise; Raploch Savings Club; Tullibody Community Enterprises open for business
  • Towards a social economy, argument for greater co-operation between social enterprises and a one-door support agency
  • Steps to success, Greater Ruchill Community Business expansion
  • Co-operation is better than conflict, features common to successful community economic development
  • Rethink on Urban Aid, thoughts on the Scottish Office review of the Urban programme
  • Poem by an unknown employee of General Motors

Community business news, issue 41

Issue 41 content:

  • CB News: Community puts property on market, Charing Cross flats, Glasgow; Workspace for small businesses, Maryhill Housing Association; Green light for re-cycling competition, sponsored by Great Recovery; Glasgow could soon be miles greener, Glasgow District Council encouraging paper recycling; Food for discussion in Edinburgh, Community Enterprise Lothian seminars in Edinburgh; Shop window for re-cycled products, Papersave Trading; Community business to give city new theatre, Cottier Theatre; Major conference on community empowerment; Community business archives; files of the Local Enterprise Advisory Project (LEAP) deposited at the regional archive, Glasgow
  • Disharmony at Harmony Row, major restructuring of Stathclyde Community Business (SCB)
  • The pendulum swings, the changing nature of support for community business
  • Re-defining community business, local authorities should be customers not benefactors
  • Getting better results, what's needed to build a successful community business
  • World market for small co-op, Kisii Soap Stone Carvers Co-operative Society Ltd, Kenya, case study from Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary recipient
  • Share care, provision of care services within the community by the community in Edinburgh
  • Care of the elderly: a community concern, Limefield House Development Group initiative in Lothian
  • The French connection, role for community business in training initiatives in France
  • Profile of John Pearce
  • Co-operation in Eastern Europe, potential of the community business model in Eastern Europe

Community business news, issue 40

Issue 40 content:

  • CB News: Changes in Strathclyde, to transform Strathclyde Community Business; Developing Glasgow, role of the Glasgow Development Agency (SDA); SCEIF makes first loans; New study into community enterprise, on macro policies; Working out, new magazine; Development worker network set up, in Fife; New doors open for secondment, with Action Resource Centre (ARC); Visit a Commonwealth country of your choice, with a Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary; The building bricks of success, Jagzandben Community Enterprises Development Organisation, Ghana
  • Turning the tide of Tower Hill, workspace creation in Liverpool
  • Helping the places others forgot, work of the Civic Trust Regeneration Unit (CTRU) in the UK
  • Re-industrialization from below, using the legal procedure of the 'power of eminent domain' to take over abandoned workspaces
  • Penguins, yachts and failures, review of Scottish Business in the Community AGM
  • The French connection, report on study tour to Lyon, France, looking at combating unemployment
  • Community business developments in Lothian: Craigshill Initiative Community Enterprises Ltd; Business Development Network; Craigsfarm launderette
  • Turkana Fisherman's Co-operative, Kenya, a case study from a Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary recipient
  • Marketing - does it have a role within community business?
  • Social auditing in a global context
  • Horrorscope 1991, what it holds for community enterprise in Scotland

Community business news, issue 39

Issue 39 content:

  • CB News: Grants for Scottish Homes; MP re-opens printworks, printers owned by Bute Enterprises; New community enterprise in Manchester, New City Furniture Ltd; Caring in the community, awards scheme; Kick start for Kirkby; Changing the economy, new community newspaper from Community Enterprise Lothian; Recycling guide to be published; Applications invited for Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary; Season of mists and AGMs, Community Enterprise Support Unit (Central Region), Strathclyde Community Business, and Solway Community Business; Support unit up and running, Community Enterprise Support Unit (CESU); Cardenden opens its own store; Community business moves up market, Goodwill Enterprises changes it name to Premier Commercial Interiors
  • The party's over, report on the 1990 CBS Convention
  • Think global - act local, Ingrid Salomonsen talks about COMMACT
  • Working for common wealth, report on the Commonwealth conference in New Zealand
  • Community enterprise in the Commonwealth: in New Zealand; in Kenya
  • The Right Livelihood Award, 1990 recipients
  • When the human beats the machine, WeatherWatchers
  • The future for community business
  • Ten points to ponder, for consideration by the community business movement
  • Book reviews
  • Paper, Scissors, Stone, poem by Tom Wayman

Community business news, issue 38

Issue 38 content:

  • CB News: Cardenden Community Store to open in Fife; Radio skills course offered by East End Radio, Glasgow; New contract for Tullibody Enterprise Services; Trainees with Poldrait Service and Industry adopt special Olympics athlete; Farm's Laundrette opens, at Craigsfarm; Friendly paper available
  • Recycling: it takes three to tango, report by Project Executive for Recycling at the Scottish Development Agency
  • Dundee, city of recovery, a recycling city
  • Recycling, a little step at a time, Scottish Development Agency recycling forum in Glasgow
  • Sounding a cautionary note, on recycled paper
  • Gartcosh.. a by word, recycling waste paper
  • Leeds City Council says Save Waste and Prosper (SWAP)
  • Getting on the job, Falkirk Paper Recycling Project
  • When cleaning out means cleaning up, Great Recovery uplifting waste paper from Council offices
  • High-tech BITS in Falkirk, Business Information and Training Services
  • The birth of a new idea, Little Feet Nursery Services, Greenock
  • Lost opportunities, call for stronger links between community council and community business
  • Creating networks, community enterprise in the Midlands
  • Developing the economy of Cleveland, the Community Enterprise Development Officer (CEDO) initiative
  • Convention 1990 workshops
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

Community business news, issue 37

Issue 37 content:

  • CB News: SCEIF opens for business; Secondment makes big impact, report from Action Resource Centre (ARC); Dundee now a city of recovery, as Britain's 3rd recycling city; Possil secures city's culture, contracts for Possil Community Business for Glasgow City of Culture programme; Tullibody Communtiy Enterprise new grasscutting contract; Buckhaven Parish Church Training Agency wins award
  • Trading fairly, profile of two Traidcraft suppliers
  • New co-op for Rochdale, Shomiti clothing co-operative
  • CRT awards bursaries, interviews with Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary winners
  • Community owned printing companies: Prime Print and Design, Stoneyburn; Raploch Community Enterprise Printing; Ad-tec Enterprises, Castlemilk
  • New move in Northern Ireland, Community Business Northern Ireland (CBNI) set up
  • Living on the edge of Scotland, community business in the Shetland Isles
  • Its a long and winding road, Glen Buchanan reflects on his two years as CBS Convenor
  • Convention 1990: 300 to attend convention
  • An American tale, comparison of community economic development in Scotland and America
  • Book reviews
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

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

Community business news, issue 35

Issue 35 content:

  • CB News: Fund deadline extended, SCEIF; Short courses, Employment Inititiatives Unit, Birmingham; Report on top down initiatives; New food co-op, Middlefield, Aberdeen; Mobile creche started, Creche-N-Go, Rochdale; A voice from the community, formation of an association for community newspapers; Human survival, national convention called by World Disarmament Campaign; Secondment survey, from Action Resource Centre (ARC); Applications invited for travelling bursary award; Sheffield venue for CE-UK AGM; City of Discovery to host 1990 CBS convention; Community run swimming pools, in the Highlands; New booklet on women working in co-operatives; New economic consultancy launched in the Midlands; prime opportunity for Valleymedia, Midlothian; MP puts community in enterprise, Tony Worthington debate; EEC launches poverty programme; Great recovery of cans, recycling
  • Oil and troubled waters, the less beneficial economic impact of North Sea oil and the role for community enterprise in Grampian region
  • A growing concern, development of community enterprise in Leicester
  • Tuned in to the community, East End Radio Ltd, Easterhouse, Glasgow
  • Coming out of the broom cupboard, Benarty Community Enterprise Group lease closed Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) store in Fife
  • Home thoughts from abroad, report of seminar on German Marshall Fund fellows trip to USA
  • New initiative in the Valleys, South Wales
  • What should a sponsor look for?, on BP's funding policy
  • Finding a firm foundation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • Bootstrap Enterprises, a project funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in London
  • Mulholland's memories, Felix Mulholland gives a lighthearted account of visiting community businesses
  • CBS, lame duck or soaring eagle?, critical appraisal of the role of CBS
  • SWOT analyisis
  • Book reviews
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)
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