Two pictures: Bigton Shop Acquisition - photo by Ben Mullay and from left to right: Shop Manager - Caroline Smith, Dunese Fullerton, Bigton Community Enterprise chair - Rick Nickerson. Bigton Shop new name - photo by Josie Kay
"We have worked with Rick and the Bigton community for 13 months, and are delighted to see successful completion of this deal. This transaction is a good example of how the Acquiring Business 4 Good programme works alongside various local partners to deliver the support communities need to buy a private business. We are looking forward to attending the official launch on 23rd June with Tavish Scott and other local dignitaries."
Karen Anderson, Acquiring Business 4 Good programme manager:
- The Acquiring Business 4 Good (AB4G) programme works across the Third Sector delivering mergers and acquisition support.AB4G is a pioneering pilot project developed by Social Firms Scotland and funded through the Big Lotteryâ€™s Dynamic and Inclusive Communities fund. One of our key areas of support is to assist social enterprises and charities to acquire profitable private businesses. We also support organisations looking to work together, develop partnerships or merge, either within the Third Sector or cross sector. Social Firms Scotland is the national intermediary promoting and supporting the development of Social Firms. Social Firms are a distinct type of social enterprise. They are recognised internationally as market-led businesses working in a wide range of sectors with the specific social mission of creating employment for people most disadvantaged in the labour market.
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