News Archive

October Newsletter

Posted in: General News

We are pleased to present another e-newsletter from the team at Ready for Business. News We’re Ready for Business – Overseas! Over the course of Ready for Business’ delivery of the Developing Markets programme, we have been surprised and delighted to receive a great deal of interest from beyond our shores.  RfB partner, Social Firms Scotland presented […]


Tender Opportunities

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with each other or private sector organisations. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at the linked to websites […]


Thousands of businesses secure public sector contracts

Posted in: General News

Procurement process streamlined. The number of public sector contract awards being won by Scottish companies through the Public Contracts Scotland portal has more than doubled from 6,000 to over 12,000 in two years, thanks to measures to simplify procurement processes. Improvements to procurement procedures are giving companies the opportunity to gain access to public contracts […]


Tender Opportunities

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with each other or private sector organisations. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at the linked to websites […]


Two Free Capacity Building Workshops

Posted in: Events, Tenders

There are two free capacity building workshops for SME’s and Social Enterprises taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. Details of these below. Click the links for further information on each workshop. Public Sector Procurements & Tender Preparation (PDF) Tuesday 4th November 2014 | 10.00 – 12.00 hrs Understanding […]


Glasgow Social Enterprise Trade Show – 10 December, The Briggait, Glasgow

Posted in: Events

…explore the incredible, wide ranging products and services available from social enterprises all under one roof! …find out what social enterprise means for our communities and city, build business connections or trade and get involved in our activity programme where all your senses will be heightened. This FREE event is aimed at businesses and public […]


Interesting international approach to the reporting of public sector contracts.

Posted in: General News

Help Us Tackle Corruption – Beta Release of the Open Contracting Data Standard Author: Web Foundation Each year, governments around the world spend over $9 trillion dollars of citizens’ money on public contracts. All too often however, little to no data is made available to the public about how these contracts are entered into, what goods […]


Galashiels Transport Interchange makes its mark

Posted in: General News

Author: Scottish Border Council The £5.2million Galashiels Transport Interchange is four months into construction but already it has provided a series of community benefits. The education and training programme, agreed by us, our development partner Hub South East Scotland and appointed contractor Morrison Construction, has been designed to deliver a range of activities within the local area to support […]


Tender Opportunities

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with each other or private sector organisations. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at the linked to websites […]


New Comic Relief Fund

Posted in: General News

THE SCOTTISH SPORT RELIEF HOME AND AWAY PROGRAMME FOCUS: The Phase II ‘Home’ element focuses on funding projects in Scotland which use the power and inspiration of sport to help young people (11-24) who have limited opportunities and face significant challenges. This could be because of the areas where they live, family experience (including domestic abuse), disability (including poor mental health), sexual orientation/gender identity, teenage pregnancy, […]