Scottish Parliament session on employee-owned businesses and co-operatives

27th Jul 2016

Community Shares Scotland were recently invited to contribute to the Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee evidence taking session on employee-owned businesses and co-operatives. This took place on 3rd February 2016. 

The four main aims of evidence-taking were: 

1. Understanding the scale and growth of social enterprises and employee-owned businesses in Scotland;
2. Hearing examples of innovation from businesses, for example employee involvement in developing new products, services or processes and innovative partnerships within communities;
3. Assessing the sources of funding and support available;
4. What public bodies are doing and should be doing to encourage these business models.

Please find links below to:

Community Shares Scotand's submission

The filmed committee meeting - including input from Kelly McIntyre from CSS and Calum Currie from Portpatrick Harbour Community Benefit Society

The Official Report from the meeting.