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Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

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 […]


Honey firm to benefit from share of £16 million Fund

Posted in: General News

Sweet loan success for North Lanarkshire social enterprise. Scottish bees will be in a buzz thanks to a loan from the £16 million Social Growth Fund, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has announced. Kelvin Valley Honey, which sells honey-based products and provides equipment and training to budding bee keepers, will expand and diversify its business […]


Free Business Insurance Capacity Building Workshop

Posted in: Events

There is a 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. Business Insurance for Small Businesses – Take Cover – The Question is Which? Tuesday 10th February 2015 | […]


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 […]


Using Procurement to achieve the Living Wage

Posted in: General News

Considerations around using Procurement to achieve payment of the “Living Wage” in Scotland. In recent months, there has been much coverage in the press of matters relating to the payment of a Living Wage. Recently, a number of public bodies have concluded procurement processes with suppliers who have made commitments in respect of paying a living wage. This brief note: (i) summarises current […]


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 […]


Free Capacity Building Workshops *Updated*

Posted in: Events

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. Employment Law for Small Businesses – Key Issues Tuesday 27th January 2015 | 10:00 – 12:00 hrs […]


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 […]


Social enterprise and third sector businesses stand strong in Scotland

Posted in: General News

Social Enterprise consortium, Just Enterprise, has assisted over 4,600 social businesses in the last two years, Deputy First Minister and Finance Secretary John Swinney announced today. Just Enterprise, supported by the Scottish Government, is committed to ensuring that Scotland’s enterprising third sector is able to grow sustainably in a challenging economic climate. The 4,600 companies […]