Newsletter - June 2016
Highlands & Islands Social Enterprise Zone - HISEZ

This month we've been preparing our networking lunch tour of the Highlands and Islands for late summer into Autumn and we have three dates and venues confirmed so far. See below for booking. And HISEZ staff will be taking the Just Enterprise workshop on Charitable Trading and the Law to Kyleakin at the end of this month. Book your place using the link in our side bar. ===>
Finally HISEZ staff attended the 14th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference in Lincoln this week and presented a paper on the challenges faced by our social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands. An interesting gathering of folk from several countries including the UK, Denmark and New Zealand. HISEZ welcomed the opportunity to showcase our talents in addition to highlighting the challenges.

HISEZ Networking Lunches
Thurso - Tuesday 23 August 12.30-3pm 
Business Planning & Finance - Caithness Horizons, High Street, Thurso

Lairg - Thursday 1 September 12.30-3pm  
The Social Enterprise MOT - Lairg Community Centre, Main Street, Lairg

Isle of Skye - Wednesday 14 September 12.30-3pm
Business Planning & Finance - Skye & Lochalsh CVO, Tigh Lisigarry, Bridge Road, Portree

RBS Social Media Seminar
RBS Mentor, one of the leading Employment Law & HR Consultancies, would like to invite you to a complimentary social media seminar in Inverness on Wednesday 29 June. The event will begin with coffee, cake and an opportunity to network from 2.45pm followed by the seminar itself from 3.15- 5.15pm, at Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club, Stadium Road, Inverness.

In this seminar, Diane Miller from Mentor Employment Law & HR Consultancy, will deal with the most common difficulties faced by employers dealing with employees using social media both in and out of the workplace. There will also be a session on online fraud and how information on social media helps fraudsters targets companies and individuals.
Please register here for this event by Monday 20 June.


Highland Social Investment Workshops
The Social Investment Scotland, Community Shares Scotland and Local Energy Scotland workshop tour of the Highlands and Islands continues next week. Calling in Oban, Fort-William and Wick and finishing in Inverness on Tuesday 28 June. For everything you've ever wanted to know about social investment, and how it can be used to help support your business. Follow this link for more information and to book your free place.

Elgin Pop-Up Market 
Third Sector Interface Moray's Pop-up Market is happening next Friday 24 June at the St Giles Shopping Centre in Elgin from 9am - 5pm. Quality goods and services will be on offer from Moray's "Profit for Purpose" businesses. As well as kids activities, free entertainment, and feel good shopping with 12 assorted stalls. Head along and support your local businesses. 

Social Enterprise Scotland Awards 2016
The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2016 is now live and open for entries. From Social Enterprise of the Year and One to Watch to Inspiring Youth Enterprise and Market Builder, there’s an opportunity for every social enterprise.

The annual awards programme and evening celebration is well established in the social enterprise and third sector calendars - and Social Enterprise Scotland is urging organisations to step up and recognise their many achievements.

So get inspired, get motivated, recognise your achievements and apply today. All applications are made online at: The closing deadline is Monday 11 July. 


Upcoming Just Enterprise Events


Charitable Trading & The Law - Kyleakin Community Hall


HISEZ is the support and development agency for current and emerging social enterprises in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.  


HISEZ will support the networking and education of entrepreneurs, new and established, throughout the Highlands and Islands by offering a number of services from January 2016. Interested? Our website has all the information. 

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