We bring together multi-disciplinary teams to work on assignments, and work with a regular collection of more than 40 specialist that we know and trust – researchers, designers, policy wonks, pointy-headed economists, social business advisors, tech experts, and more. They share our passions, complement our expertise, and more generally deliver great work with us. When we don’t have someone “on the books” we will find suitable and experienced partner organisations or individuals to help us deliver for you.
We are part of the wider CEiS “group” and across the linked organisations there is a wealth of expertise and knowledge we can draw upon. CEIS is the UK’s largest and most experienced social enterprise support agency. Established in 1984, the vision of Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS) is to make Scotland a better place to live and work with a more inclusive economy. To realise this CEIS Group engages with businesses, communities and individuals to build capacity and to address inequality. Their social enterprise support is complemented by business finance, employability services, event management, social research, asset-based community development and online learning. .
This includes CEiS Ayrshire with a focus on skills and employability. They deliver a comprehensive package of innovative and flexible employability, training and workforce development solutions throughout Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and beyond.
DSL Business Finance Ltd are experts in supporting new and growing businesses in Scotland. Their team have a diverse range of skills across business, finance and operations and work cross sectors from retail, to construction, software, food and drink and everything in between. The team are experienced in working at every stage of the business lifecycle from business start-up, through the growth phase and also when the time comes to sell. With an excellent network across the Scottish business community they are ideally placed to support business. and a useful resource for us to draw upon when needed.
These agencies together mean we can seriously punch above our weight if you need specific support.