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Two free workshops for SMEs and social enterprise organisations

Posted in: Events

There are two FREE capacity building workshops coming up for SME’s and Social Enterprises next month taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. Details below, click the links for the flyer (PDF). Registrations details are below also. Introduction to the Data Protection Act Wednesday 18th November 2015 | 10:00 – 12:00hrs […]


Monthly newsletter with latest events, news & more

Posted in: General News

Please find below the latest newsletter from the team at Ready for Business! News Social enterprise takes centre stage in Scotland Recently the Social Enterprise in Scotland, Census 2015 was published. The Census report can be downloaded here (PDF) and for some comments on the Census see here. Addressing Fair Work Practices, including the Living […]


Current and Future Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some selected  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 […]


Social enterprise takes centre stage in Scotland

Posted in: General News

Source: The Guardian / British Council Social enterprise has a long and proud history in Scotland but the results of the country’s first comprehensive sector census (pdf) show that it is thriving today as never before. We asked Gerry Higgins, the CEO of Glasgow-based CEIS and a founder of the Social Enterprise World Forum, to […]


Free Workshop ‘Take Cover – Business Insurance for Small Businesses’

Posted in: Training

There is a FREE capacity building workshops coming up for SME’s and Social Enterprises next month taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. Details below, click the link for further information. Registrations details are below also. Take Cover – Business Insurance for Small Businesses Tuesday 10th November 2015 | 10:00 – 12:00 […]


Latest Scottish Government Procurement News

Posted in: General News

News Addressing fair work practices in Procurement From 1 November 2015, Public bodies will be required to consider addressing fairwork practices in public contracts. Keynote Speeches from the National Procurement Conference 2015 The speeches by Cabinet Secretary Keith Brown and SPCD Director have now been published online. The National Digital and ICT Procurement Portfolio Plan […]


FREE Online Video Marketing & Video Localisation workshop for SMEs & Social Enterprises

Posted in: Training

There is a FREE capacity building workshops coming up for SME’s and Social Enterprises next month taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. Details below, click the link for further information. Registrations details are below also. Online Video Marketing & Video Localisation Tuesday 3rd November 2015 | 10:00 – 12:00 hrs […]


Procurement – An Introduction for Third sector and Social Enterprises – Lanarkshire

Posted in: Events

The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) in conjunction with Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan) have organised a free information session aimed at third sector and social enterprises considering tendering for public sector contracts.  Guest speakers include those from local voluntary sector organisations, procurement staff from  South and North Lanarkshire and the SDP will provide an overview […]


Current and Future Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: General News

Below are some selected  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 […]


Professional services key to growing social enterprise sector

Posted in: Events, Training

Scotland’s professional services could hold the key to growing the country’s social enterprise sector in the coming years, according to investment experts at Social Investment Scotland (SIS). The leading lender of finance to Scotland’s third sector, whose core aim is to expand social enterprise market, has launched a campaign aimed up-skilling professional services. Chief Executive […]