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June Newsletter

Posted in: General News

Please find the latest e-newsletter from the team at Ready for Business! To receive this directly click here. News NEW: Partners for Change: Partnership Accelerator Programme Building on the success of the Partners for Change programme, Ready for Business is now offering the Partnership Accelerator programme,  a free one-day programme designed to secure better local outcomes […]


Current and Future Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some future contract and 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 […]


Research demonstrates success of community benefits in public contracts

Posted in: General News

The positive impacts of using community benefit clauses in procurement by the public sector has been proven through research published today.The research shows that community benefit clauses are increasingly used across Scotland and the use of these has resulted in a high level of jobs and training opportunities that would not have happened otherwise. The […]


Partners for Change: Partnership Accelerator Programme

Posted in: General News

A free programme designed to secure better local outcomes through more effective commissioning and collaboration with the Third Sector. How can we improve on local outcomes given declining resources? Do other options exist when designing and commissioning services? Are there ways to get more from our relationship with the Third Sector? With an emphasis on […]


Current and Future Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some future contract and 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 […]


Procurement People of Tomorrow initiative

Posted in: General News

The Procurement People of Tomorrow initiative held a ‘Bridging the Gap’ event. For the first time since its launch, the Procurement People of Tomorrow (PPoT) held a “Bridging the Gap” event which brought together Modern Apprentices, Students and Employers from across the public and private sectors to form a new community of practice. This aims to support and mentor […]


Supported Businesses Event

Posted in: Events

Thursday 25th June 5pm – 9pm – Standard Life’s head office in Edinburgh Connect with Procurement professionals from across the financial services industry and other sectors at this unique event to find out how Supported Businesses can offer your organisation an ethical and sustainable supply chain which can add tangible social value. Supported Businesses have a […]


Current and Future Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some future contract and 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 […]


Social enterprise boosts equality and economy, summit told

Posted in: General News

Social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands are helping Scotland tackle social issues, promote equality and achieve economic growth, a major summit on the sector heard today (Wednesday 10 June). Social enterprises trade like any other business, but at their heart they have a social purpose; trading for social, community and environmental benefits and reinvesting […]


Social Enterprise Summit

Posted in: Events

June 10 – June 11 Ready for Business will be at this years Social Enterprise Summit in Inverness. Visit us at stand 8 in the Exhibition area. This two day event will bring together social entrepreneurs, public sector and commercial representatives from across the UK to discuss the challenges and opportunities for rural social enterprises […]