For over thirty years, hundreds of third sector organisations have trusted us to deliver specialist, practical and affordable business support. 

We will make Scotland a better place to live and work with a more inclusive economy.

To tackle inequality, strengthen communities and improve the performance and impact of businesses, which contribute to our society.

Our vision and mission are underpinned by a number of values that CEIS seeks to demonstrate and measure in all aspects of its work.

We recruit experience: all of our advisers have years of experience both within the sector and outside, meaning we can give you a unique perspective on your business and practical advice on how to become more sustainable.

We build capacity: our collaborative approach means you'll not only benefit from the work you commission, but the process will give you the skills and experience to feel more confident going forward. 

We're a social enterprise: like you, we understand the challenge of balancing social aims with income generation targets. We're proud 75% of our spend is with other social enterprises and we are committed to the growth of the sector.

Our Approach

As a social enterprise ourselves we know the challenges of balancing your social aims with generating income. That's why we strive to keep our prices affordable and transparent. 

After your initial free consultation we'll draft a clear brief for your consideration outlining our responsibilities, what our outputs will be and our fees.  

We'll assign a specialist business adviser to work with you and over a period of 2-3 months we'll work with you to achieve your outcomes. Whether you are a single volunteer looking to start an enterprise or part of a large employed team, we will tailor our approach to your needs. 

Our Quality

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