Scotland

Coming to a region near you - NOMS regional tour

Thursday 12th May 2011 - Wednesday 22nd June 2011
Organiser: NOMS

 In conjunction with Concilium and the regional social enterprise networks NOMS are organising a series of events designed to encourage and facilitate dialogue between NOMS and the sector.

Each event will aim to produce a clear action plan that will seek to ensure that social enterprise has a strong voice within NOMS and a clear way in which to engage.

NOMS want to encourage as much participation as possible from the sector and see this as just the start. We want diversity in size, focus and history – even if you are a new and developing enterprise, please get involved.

Erskine Print

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Contact: 
Richard Glen
Telephone Number: 
0141 814 4598
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Erskine Garden Centre

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Contact: 
Richard Glen
Telephone Number: 
0141 814 4598
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Erskine Furniture

 

Contact: 
Richard Glen
Telephone Number: 
0141 814 4598
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Social Firms of the Year

The European Social Firms of the Year Awards, which took place during the Social Firms UK and Social Firms Europe CEFEC annual conference, celebrated some of the fantastic work taking place across Europe was showcased and celebrated in style.  Those winners in full:-

 

FUTURE JOBS FUND

Bookdonors were awarded the Future Jobs Fund placements at the start of January 2010 which gives us support to employ 15 people for 6 months. We have already taken on 8 people over the last few months with another 7 starting with us in the near future.

The fund was announced in the 2009 Budget and the money is to be spent between October 2009 and March 2011. The fund is run by the Department of Work and Pensions in partnership with the Department for Communities and Local Government, with input from Jobcentre Plus Regional Government Offices.

The fund aims to create 170,000 additional jobs, primarily aimed at 18-24 year olds who have been out of work for nearly a year to deliver real benefits to communities. From early 2010, everyone in between the ages of 18 and 24 who has been looking for work for a year will get an offer of a job, work experience, or training lasting at least 6 months.

SCOTTISH DIVERSITY AWARDS 2009

The Scottish Business Diversity Awards 2009 was held on Thursday 26 November in the Glasgow Science Centre. Bookdonors won the award for best Social Enterprise/Social Firms Category. This award category recognises good practice and innovation in creating employment opportunities for disadvantaged people within this sector.

Six Mary's Place Guest House

Six Mary’s Place guest house is located in picturesque Stockbridge, only 10 minutes away from Edinburgh’s city centre. The area is often described as a ‘village within the city’ thanks to its unique atmosphere, excellent cafes, restaurants and independent shops.

The guest house has 8 comfortable bedrooms, a large lounge and a private garden available to our guests. It is famous for its delicious vegetarian breakfasts, served in our conservatory overlooking the garden.

Six Mary’s place holds the Green Tourism Silver Award, so by choosing to stay with us you can minimise your impact on the environment.

Contact: 
Muriel Campbell
Telephone Number: 
0131 3328965
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2000 Social Firms UK annual conference

University of Glasgow, 28th November 2000

Conference Programme

9.00am Tea / Coffee / Registration

9.30am Opening address, Bob Grove, Chair of Social Firms UK and Director of the Employment Support Unit at Kings College London, and Sheila Durie, Development Manager of Forth Sector and Chairperson of Social Firms Scotland.

9.40am Social Firms and Community Care - Malcolm Chisholm MSP, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care.

Aberdeen-based the bread maker awarded title of Scotland's 'Best New Social Enterprise'

Aberdeen-based Social Firm, the bread maker (www.thebreadmaker.org.uk), won the ‘Best New Social Enterprise’ category in the national heats of the Social Enterprise Awards at the Scottish Parliament on 17 November. CEO Donald Anderson and his Vice Chair picked up the award from Cabinet Secretary John Swinney. Social Firms are businesses set up to create employment for people disadvantaged in the workforce - the bread maker is an artisan bakery and coffee house which provides meaningful work and training for adults with learning disability.

The Social Enterprise Awards recognise and celebrate the vital work carried out by the most successful social enterprises in the UK in terms of their: - impact on society and/or the environment; - innovative approach to addressing social/environmental needs; - quality of business.