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We're hiring! Studio Administrator (Client, Project and Administrative Support)

7 June 2024

Bold is hiring a Studio Administrator. This is an exciting opportunity with Scotland’s premier social enterprise branding, design and digital agency.  

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Wigtown Local Place Plan

30 May 2024

Wigtown Local Place Plan is now available to download.

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We Are Off On The Road...To The Royal Highland Show

30 May 2024

Community Enterprise is heading to the Royal Highland Show, come see us!

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Creating Change Through Branding

30 May 2024

Branding, it’s just a pretty logo, right?  Wrong!  Good branding tells the story of ‘who we are’ as an organisation and what we are trying to achieve

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The Social Enterprise Census 2024

30 May 2024

Gathering data on social enterprises and community businesses through the Social Enterprise Census is important in influencing future direction and seeing how the sector has changed over time.

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Positive News and Climate Action with Scottish Communities Climate Action Network

30 May 2024

We recently caught up with Craig Dunn from the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)for an inspiring chat about SCCAN's future, the power of positive news and why it's important we all have our say on policy consultation and stay engaged with climate action.

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Net-zero in a digital world

21 March 2024

How do we ensure that our digital footprint doesn't impact our carbon footprint?

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Moray Climate Action Network Launches Today

21 March 2024

Moray Climate Action Network (CAN) will officially launch on March 21st at the Join the Dots conference in Elgin.

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How we can all contribute to a Just Transition

21 March 2024

Often, when talking about the climate emergency, the term Just Transition is used, but what does it mean, and how do Social Enterprises play a role in achieving it, even if their main charitable aim is not climate change?

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The Scottish Co-operative Discovery Centre a decade in the making

15 February 2024

We recently chatted with Matt Pearce, the Trust and Project Manager at West Calder & Harburn Community Development Trust (WCHCDT

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Social Enterprise Action Plan

15 February 2024

We met up with Chris Martin (CEO) and Kim Wallace (Deputy CEO) from Social Enterprise Scotland, to chat about how the final draft action plan is shaping up.

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Lifeworks launch year-long evaluation of success

11 October 2023

On the 30th November, our Development Officers, Kate and Kylie, travelled down to London to attend the launch of the RBLI LifeWorks programme evaluation at the House of Commons. 

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Reflections on Social Enterprise World Forum 2023

11 October 2023

Reflections on SEWF 2023 from Sarah Cameron, Programmes Development Manager and Doug Summers, Bold Creative Director.

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Social Enterprise Awards Scotland

11 October 2023

Breeze Digital sponsors Social Enterprise Awards Scotland

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Breeze Digital launches cyber resilience campaign

11 October 2023

Breeze Digital, alongside their partners Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland, Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Inspiralba will be providing cyber resilience training across Scotland.

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Unbound the Greyhound Campaign nominated for Charity Film Award

11 October 2023

We chatted with Will Kelly from Bold Studio recently to hear about the exciting Charity Film Award nomination their animation received for the Unbound the Greyhound campaign. 

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Brand for Growth 2023

11 October 2023

brand for Growth 2023 applications now open.

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Becoming a Stronger Influencer

11 October 2023

In May, we launched our Impact Report; it was a great way to evaluate our work, both our values and approach and the practical difference we have made over the past 10 years. 

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Unbound The Greyhound Campaign

11 October 2023

Bold Studio recently, they worked on a campaign with OneKind to end dog racing across Scotland.

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Tech for Good

11 October 2023

Breeze Digital is part of the #techforgood movement, supporting organisations and individuals to achieve their mission of creating positive change for their beneficiaries. 

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Emergency Support for the Third Sector

11 October 2023

A crisis support button has been created, which can be found on the Social Enterprise Support Map.

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National Planning Framework

28 April 2023

Following on from our newsletters looking at Community Wealth Building and the Wellbeing Economy, this week we will look at the National Planning Framework (NPF4)

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Public procurement strategy: 2023 to 2028

28 April 2023

On April 27th, MP Tom Arthur (Minister for Community Wealth and Public Finance) launched the first Public Procurement Strategy for Scotland. It is part of the Scottish government's roadmap for a wellbeing economy in Scotland.

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Community Wealth Building -Consultation Response

28 April 2023

We recently shared an article on Community Wealth Building and discussed the importance of feeding into the ongoing consultation for it. This is our response that was submitted.

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Measuring Impact

21 April 2023

There’s no doubt that the social enterprise landscape changed over the pandemic and is continuing to evolve in response to the Cost of Living Crisis. 

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Wild Swimming

14 April 2023

Our very brave team members, Kylie Fagan and Celisse Ruiz are keen wild swimmers, a hobby that is not for the faint-hearted when you consider how cold the water is in Scotland.

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Community Wealth Building

31 March 2023

Continuing on from last week's article on the well-being economy, we wanted to take a look at another aspect of Scotland's economic policy, Community Wealth Building (CWB).

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Wellbeing Economy

24 March 2023

What is a well-being economy and what does it mean for Scotland if it can be achieved? 

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Zero Hours Justice Gold Employer Accreditation

21 March 2023

Earlier this week, we were very proud to receive our Zero Hours Justice Gold Employer accreditation.

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International Women's Day

9 March 2023

The Community Enterprise team has considerable expertise and knowledge of the Third Sector. The team is also predominantly female, so in honour of International Women’s Day 2023, we wanted to introduce our readers to some of the Community Enterprise team and look at why they love their jobs so much.

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Shetland Visit

6 March 2023

This google earth image shows the amazing site of the Whalsay Kirk which we visited in February.

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Our Digital Service is expanding

24 February 2023

Our digital division is part of the Community Enterprise family of social enterprises. Over the coming months, we’ll be sharing our new branding and launching our very own website; specifically dedicated to all things digital.  

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Social Enterprise Census

17 February 2023

The Social Enterprise Scotland Census, conducted by Social Value Lab with CEIS, has now been published. 

What does it mean for Social Enterprise in Scotland moving forward? 

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West Lothian Dragons Den

10 February 2023

We recently met with Mary O’Driscoll (Education Marketing & Communications Officer) from the Social Enterprise Academy Schools program to talk about the upcoming Dragons Den event in West Lothian. 

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New Chair of Social Enterprise Scotland Announced

1 February 2023

We are excited to announce that our very own Douglas Westwater has been appointed as the new Chair of Social Enterprise Scotland.  

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Natural Capital for Scottish Communities

16 January 2023

Community Enterprise is organising an event on carbon projects on the 25th of January at 12:30 pm. We will cover all the essential information for community groups and support organisations interested in being involved in carbon projects. Presentations from Community Enterprise, the Woodland Trust and Mull and Iona Community Trust will be followed by a Q&A.

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Creating a strong & inclusive board

12 December 2022

How can we make our board more representative of our community? 

It's an important question and one which we've been looking at with several clients over the last few months.

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A Digitalised Enterprise

28 November 2022

Our digital service at Community Enterprise has been running for 18 months now.   

During this time, we’ve gained invaluable insight into the variety of needs and ambitions of third-sector organisations looking to streamline processes and service delivery with technology.  

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Social Enterprise World Forum 2022

17 October 2022

Douglas Westwater has been sharing some of his thoughts from the Social Enterprise World Forum in Brisbane. He brought back some excellent learning on the asset transfer process in Australia and how it connects to Scotland and community ownership projects.

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Doon Valley Masterplan

19 February 2022

East Ayrshire Council, along with key local partners, are currently developing the Doon Valley Masterplan – an ambitious project aiming to secure UK Government funding for the wider Doon Valley but with a focus of resources on the village of Dalmellington. We're looking for as many people as possible from Dalmellington and the Doon Valley to get involved!

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An interview with Jane Mackinnon - Digital Support Officer, Community Enterprise

29 October 2021

Find out what our Digital Support Officer, Jane Mackinnon had to say. 

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An interview with Sally Dyson - Head of Digital and Development, SCVO

19 April 2021

Find out what Head of Digital and Development of SCVO, Sally Dyson had to say. 

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An interview with Doug Summers - Creative Director, Bold

4 March 2021

Find out what Creative Director of Bold, Doug Summers had to say. 

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An interview with Pauline Gordon - Director, SENScot

29 September 2020

Find out what Director of SENScot, Pauline Gordon had to say. 

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An interview with Josiah Lockhart - CEO, Firstport Group

28 April 2020

Find out what CEO of Firstport, Josiah Lockhart had to say. 

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The Myth of the Cluttered Landscape: A map of Social Enterprise Support

9 December 2019

The new Social Enterprise Eco-System Map is here!

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The Social Enterprise Eco-system

12 February 2019

The new Social Enterprise Eco-System Map is here!

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