Don’t miss out on your place at what promises to be a stimulating evening on the 16th November in Exeter. For more details follow the
We have been working to support the development of Social Enterprise in Somerset for many years but more recently this work has been championed through Grassroots which has now become the Social Enterprise Network Somerset or SENS. We are therefore delighted to be working with the SENS partners to provide this training day in Wells on the 14th October which is Free to attend for merging social enterprises based in Somerset. For more details follow the ISEW prog link and scroll down.
Social Enterprise Focus, Care Right Now and Social Enterprise Mark are hosting an event at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Truro on the 21st September. For more details and booking information follow the link.
Ride-On Cycling, one of Exeter’s brilliant social enterprises, has some office space to let on Exeter’s Historic Quayside. Complete with parking space and flexible terms, details can be found here.
Please see the following extract from the Community Council of Devon’s first e-bulletin for the Women Led Enterprise programme.
We are now geared up for a major gathering of enterprising women from across rural Devon and Somerset, which will take place on 11th November 2014 in Cullompton.
On the day there will be:
- A variety of interactive workshops
- Inspiring guest speakers
- Q&A with a panel of experts
- ‘Open Space’ sessions where you set the agenda
- A market place showcasing local women’s business
This is a not to be missed one-off event which combines a brilliant networking opportunity, market stalls, training workshops and much more.
Social Enterprise and Co-operatives group ESSENCE are meeting at The Hub on the Green from 3.30pm – 5.30pm on Thursday 30 January.
The speaker is Kevin Balding, Head of Business Supplies and Services procurement, Devon County Council.
The topic is ‘The Social Value Act – how can social enterprises benefit?’ He’ll be covering key questions such as:
How the Value act is being incorporated into tender evaluations?
- How can social enterprises position themselves in the strongest way to benefit from this?
- What is the relative importance of the social value aspect versus competitive pricing?
- What are the top tips on how to write a successful tender?
After this, there will be the opportunity for networking and catching up after Christmas.
To book on to this meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that there is priority booking for ESSENCE members and social enterprises/ co-operatives.
This meeting is free of charge for ESSENCE members and those who would like to try an ESSENCE meeting with a view to joining.
It’s heartwarming to experience the interest in social enterprise reflected in the fact that we have a full-house for our Social Enterprise Day ESSENCE meeting tomorrow at the Innovation Centre. Also interesting to see there’s still an appetite among many to be their own boss and set up in business, reflected in the numbers booked on the November Ready for Business workshop which is also full and has a waiting list.
If you haven’t taken advantage of the great deal we negotiated with the Chamber of Commerce for social enterprises in Exeter there’s still time. With discounted joining fees and membership running from now until end of March 2014 that more than 16 months for the price of 12. Just Quote “ESSENCE” when you contact the Heather at the Chamber. : www.exeterchamber.co.uk
Thanks to some of the steering group ESSENCE of Exeter now has its own Face Page so please be sure to visit, Like and add your comments. http://www.facebook.com/ESSENCEofExeter