Monthly Archives: April 2012

£190m investment for Highland businesses

Highlands and Islands Enterprise plans to invest nearly £190m across the region over the next three years.  The development agency will help to support businesses to create or retain between 700 and 900 jobs each year until 2015. More here.

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University of Strathclyde Social Entrepreneurship Series

The series aims to stimulate attendees’ interest in starting a social enterprise by helping develop a critical appreciation of the different stages that a social entrepreneur must go through. To access further information on the extensive range of workshops and … Continue reading

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New Firstport Resources Website

A new website from Firstport, Starbright, is full of practical information and tools for start up social enterprises in Scotland. Take a look at the site, which allows users to find practical guides, templates and look for potential suppliers.

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FREE Commissioning and procurement training for Third Sector Organisations – Elgin

In response to local demand, TSI Moray (Voluntary Action Moray) will facilitate a FREE information event to help support the effective participation of Third Sector organisations in competitive tendering.The event will be delivered by Commissioning and Procurement Officers from The Moray … Continue reading

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Need Ink?

Buy and recycle all your ink with another social enterprise – it’s easy! http://www.inklusive.co.uk/

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Opportunities for SEN members with regard to public sector contracts

A significant development in terms of opening up opportunities for SEN members with regard to public sector contracts will be the introduction of the Sustainable Procurement Bill. Scottish Govt will be consulting on this over the coming year. Pauline Graham … Continue reading

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Directories of Network Members

Glasgow SEN and Edinburgh SEN have recently produced Directories of their respective members. Together, they show more than 100 social enterprises working across both cities providing a wide range of activities and services that cover employability, arts, sport, the elderly … Continue reading

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Bespoke site for start-up social enterprises

As part of its services, Firstport has developed a bespoke site for start-up social enterprises – full of practical information for SEs at an early stage of development. Startbright – http://www.startbright.co.uk/ – provides guides, templates and other resources for emerging … Continue reading

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Moray Fisheries Fund Launched

New funding opportunity – check out link below for more information http://www.morayfisheriesfund.co.uk/

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New Social Enterprise Scotland Chief Exec

Announcement from Laurie Russell, Chair, Social Enterprise Scotland: Dear Colleague, I am delighted to tell you that Fraser Kelly has been appointed by the Board of Social Enterprise Scotland to the post of Chief Executive, following an independent recruitment process … Continue reading

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