The Scottish Institute for Business Leaders (SIBL CIC International) was established in 2003. We have secured our niche as a privately funded Learning Institute and are structured as a not-for-profit, membership-based Community Interest Company (CIC).
We are run from top to bottom by volunteers to create a unique learning model focused on developing leadership in SMEs, Charities and the emergency services.
Any surplus is required by our regulations to be donated to a Scottish mental health charity. Our purpose is to advance the quality of leadership across the board with a ripple effect on wellbeing in the workplace, profits and in Scottish society. This contrasts sharply with the traditional objectives of private companies which are focussed on the generation of profits and enhancing shareholders value.
SIBL CIC reports annually to the registrar of Community Interest Companies at Companies House. We discharge our obligations as a CIC, primarily by supporting the development of business skills and enhancing the quality of leadership in SMEs.
This recognises that business leaders are centres of influence in their organisations, their families and local communities. They are in a position to be role models and have a positive impact on the wellbeing of everyone that they are involved with.
As a catalyst SIBL CIC aims to influence both national and international business leaders to aspire to encompassing both financial success with goals of wellbeing of employees, stakeholders and their local and wider communities
The above image visually presents the benefits of SIBL from a recent members survey. The more frequently a word was used the larger it appears – the key benefits are Learning, Community, Development, Networking, Reflection, Inspiration and Fellowship that inspires.