The focus of this Ayrshire Open Forum was the role of enterprise in community regeneration. The plenary speakers were: Jackie Scutt, Chief Executive of the Scottish Social Enterprise Academy; Chik Collins, Lecturer at the University of Paisley; and Bill Hay, Senior Development Manager at The Initiative, a Glasgow Local Economic Development Company. Speaker presentations are available for download below. In addition, representatives from the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition and Greater Pollok Development Company provided facilitated workshops.

A potted history of enterprise in regeneration by Chik Collins

The role of leadership for social enterprise by Jackie Scutt

An Outcomes Paper is pending and will be available here upon completion, approx 4 weeks following the Forum. SURF is grateful to the Scottish Centre for Regeneration within Communities Scotland for funding this event.

As referred to by Jackie Scutt and Chik Collins, Communities Scotland are developing a National Strategy for Social Enterprise. A draft version of this is now open for consultation.