Notice of Meeting of Social Enterprise Members to consider changing organisation name to “Social Enterprise Scotland”

Notice of Meeting of Social Enterprise Members to consider changing organisation name to "Social Enterprise Scotland"
Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition
27.10.11

Notice of General Meeting of Social Enterprise Members of the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition, to consider changing our name to “Social Enterprise Scotland”

Reason for Proposal

As we move on to the next level of campaigning and development of the social enterprise movement we believe that now is the time to refresh and renew the identity of the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition.

The Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition Board has voted in favour of changing the name of the organisation to Social Enterprise Scotland. This change is supported by all staff of The Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition.

We believe that by changing the brand name to Social Enterprise Scotland that we will have a new sense of clarity and purpose. The name Social Enterprise Scotland will add to the respect we have worked hard to achieve as the authoritative body for social enterprise across Scotland. It will bring a new focus for policy makers, for external stakeholders, the public and media and fulfil our mission as “the voice of social enterprise”.

Regardless of any potential change the organisation is and will remain an independent Scottish organisation. As a member-led organisation, our proposed change of name to Social Enterprise Scotland is subject to approval through special resolution of our social enterprise members at a General Meeting. Therefore, members will be asked to consider and approve the special resolution "That the name of the Company be and is hereby changed to Social Enterprise Scotland".

Notice of General Meeting on Tuesday 15 November – before Holyrood Reception

Our name change is to be proposed at a General Meeting of Members on Tuesday 15 November, at 4.15pm, at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU, in terms of the attached notice of special resolution.

Please note that this vote is open to all full Social Enterprise Members but not to Associate or Individual Members of the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition. Only one vote per organisation.

14 clear days’ notice of a General Meeting is required to be given to Members.

This meeting takes place just before our annual Scottish Parliament reception at Holyrood and all members are encouraged to attend.

For enquiries please contact: admin@ssec.org.uk / 0131 243 2650.