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Social Enterprises in the Tourism Sector

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“Lots of contacts and similar minded individuals to discuss tourism and SE” “Valuable & Inspiring Information!” “Great Networking with passionate people” Just a few of the positive comments from our Making Connections to Realise Opportunities tourism event at Dundee and Angus College yesterday. Thank you to everyone that came along. Below if the full report from our findings. Click  Tourism Sector Final Report     Speaker Presentations Angus Tourism Cooperative AMB Tourism in Angus MC Creating CommuniTAY Business SS Read More

A New Year – need a new direction? Starting up a Social Enterprise might be the answer.

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Social Enterprises (SEs) are organisations that work in the heart of communities looking to support people to have a better quality of life and improve the environment in which they live. Often they are founded by local people themselves and look to address issues or inequalities that exist within their own communities. One particular area that SEs are really successful with, is supporting people with their health and social care needs. This may be supporting Read More

Bringing It to Market

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Dundee Social Enterprise Network (DSEN) recently celebrated its 10th anniversary by taking a stall at the Festive Market, which ran over a Friday and Saturday.  Six DSEN members endured freezing temperatures to showcase their products, in the Slessor Gardens which is located beside the new V&A Museum. This was the first time that DSEN had supported its members to take part in a city centre market.  This was largely because the Social Enterprise Network in Read More

A visit to local community services – Link up Whitfield

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Kirsty Scott Operations Manager kirsty@dundeesen.org My role is to support the DSEN team, engage with current and new members to promote their business. Kirsty Scott, DSEN’s Operations Manager, visited Link up Whitfield Community Service Complex, 101 Whitfield Drive, Dundee, (Inspiring Scotland project hosted by DSEN member, Volunteer Dundee) to meet Sandra Stewart, Community Development Worker for Volunteer Dundee as part of the TSI Outreach programme.  Sandra is on hand to provide information and support activities and groups Read More

The Long Road To Mandalay (via Hong Kong) Part 5 The Finale

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Angus Greenshields – Development Officer The Long Road To Mandalay (via Hong Kong) Part 5 Thursday 29th Sep   It was an early trip on the Thursday morning to visit a rural social enterprise situated on the Ayeyawaddy River Delta.  This was an area that was particularly devastated by Cyclone Nargis in 2008, which killed some 140,000 people and left almost 2.5 million homeless.  This disaster was compounded by the fact that Myanmar’s isolation meant Read More
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