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Join @SocEntEdinburgh next Friday as it launches its fourth #SocEnt strategy. The launch will also celebrate the 5th birthday of the 'Buy The Good Stuff' brand, and the History of Social Enterprise in Scotland exhibition. eventbrite.co.uk/e/e…

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Senscot Bulletin
31st August 2007

Senscot Bulletin: 31-08-2007

Dear members and friends, I admire self made individuals – especially if they started from nothing – buccaneers who shape the world around them. Such a one is Tom, an old friend who was 80 on Wedn…
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Bulletin Articles
30th August 2007

Tendering for Public Sector contracts

Tendering for Public Sector contracts • Does your organisation provide services for the public sector?• Do you want to begin trading with the public sector?• Would you like to rep…
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Bulletin Articles
30th August 2007

Public-Social Partnership Pilot in North Lanarkshire

Public-Social Partnership Pilot in North Lanarkshire 30.08.07 Following yesterday’s Public-Social Partnership (PSP) Dissemination Event in Glasgow, where the achievements of two ground breaking PSP …
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Bulletin Articles
30th August 2007

Sport Relief Awards

Sport Relief Awards   30.08.07   Scotland Unltd has launched its Sport Relief programme   Sport Relief is aimed specifically at young people aged 11 – 21 who are setting up projects …
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Bulletin Articles
29th August 2007

Swinney announces additional support for social enterprises

Swinney announces additional support for social enterprises 29.08.07 More businesses with a remit to aid disadvantaged groups will benefit from business support under an initiative brought forward tod…
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Bulletin Articles
28th August 2007

Radical approach to social enterprises delivering public sector c…

Radical approach to social enterprises delivering public sector contracts 29.08.07 The achievements of a groundbreaking social enterprise procurement initiative will be celebrated at an event in Glasg…
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Senscot Bulletin
24th August 2007

Senscot Bulletin: 24-08-2007

Dear members and friends, On 4th September, I’m six years without alcohol. Abstinence is not ideal – too extreme - out of balance - but the alternative, for addicts, is to destroy ourselves. Over …
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Bulletin Articles
24th August 2007

What are the future scenarios for social enterprise?

What are the future scenarios for social enterprise?   Charles Leadbeater August 2007   Charles Leadbeater is an independent writer and adviser on innovation to governments, companies and ci…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd August 2007

Workers enjoy fruits of their labour

Workers enjoy fruits of their labour   Firms owned by staff have beaten the FTSE all-share. So why aren't there more?   Antoinette Odoi The Guardian 20.08.07     Imagine working …
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Bulletin Articles
23rd August 2007

Taking the strain

Taking the strain   A service for older people in Scotland has expanded its remit to provide practical help around the home   Mark Gould Guardian 22.08.07     It is one of those …
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Bulletin Articles
23rd August 2007

Slow Money

Slow Money   Paul Kingsnorth Resurgence magazine No. 244 September/October 2007   We should be able to trace our investments like we can trace the provenance of food.   A NEW SCHEME, th…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd August 2007

The state has only aided our seasonal spates of thuggery

The state has only aided our seasonal spates of thuggery (excerpt) Simon JenkinsThe Guardian22.08.07 My favourite culprit for the apparent rise in social anarchy is the stripping out of familiar leade…