Graphic of distillery, shop, factory, bus, taxi and wind turbine. Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS) on behalf of all Scotland’s enterprise agencies (Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and South of Scotland Enterprise), contributes to the Plural Ownership pillar by supporting companies and community groups across Scotland that want to adopt an inclusive business model such as employee ownership or a co-operative.

CDS is delivering a two-part event programme aimed at front line business and community advisors, those with a policy and strategic role and other interested parties from across local authorities, the enterprise agencies and Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs).  The programme will demonstrate  how inclusive business models can contribute to the 5 CWB pillars.

  • Part 1 (workshop) – CDS will deliver a 2.5 hour in-depth workshop on employee ownership and co-operatives to enhance attendees knowledge of these business models and to explore how CDS can assist their organisation in the delivery of its CWB plural ownership agenda. Please note this part of the programme is complete. 
  • Part 2 (webinars) – CDS will host a series of follow-up webinars on the remaining 4 CWB pillars: Spending/Procurement, Land and Property, Workforce, and Finance. Delivered by partner organisations, these 1-hour webinars will provide attendees with information on the support available to assist their organisation in the delivery of its CWB agenda.

Please note, you must attend a workshop before participating in a webinar.

View the programme below.

Part 1 – Inclusive Business Models Workshops. This part of the programme is now complete. 

Part 2 – CWB Pillar Webinars

The current programme of events is complete. New events are being planned for 2024. Please register your interest in future events by emailing our team.