About us

CEIS Ayrshire is focused on making Scotland a better place to live and work with a more inclusive economy.  We support individuals, communities and businesses throughout Scotland.  We deliver a range of services including employability, employer engagement, recruitment and retention services including workforce development services, community engagement and capacity building, skills and training services and community regeneration services. We have offices and outreach facilities throughout Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, Dumfries & Galloway and Glasgow.

CEIS Ayrshire is an employability, skills training, business engagement, regeneration and community’s social enterprise and part of the CEIS Group. CEIS is the UK’s largest and most experienced social enterprise support agency.  Established in 1984, CEIS has developed a series of training, support and investment programmes that have been widely adopted and replicated. Whether supporting or financing social enterprises, organising events or delivering innovative employability programmes to help people back into work, we are driven to enable individuals, organisations and communities.  Core to our success and reputation is our work with partners across the world to share and develop new approaches and systems that support social enterprise development. Our mission is to tackle inequality, strengthen communities and improve the performance and impact of businesses which contribute to our society. Our core services are: – Business support – Business finance – Event management – Social research – Social procurement – Employability.