Event: Forum for New Local Economies

You may want to join other activists, organisers, and changemakers from across Devon for a special event. Please put this in your diary – Devon Convergence: Forum for New Local Economies – February 7th, 9:30-4:30, Exeter.

With austerity kicking in, we’re facing a critical crossroads, but also a massive opportunity to lead progressive change right here in Devon. There are exciting community-led economic solutions emerging across the region, as well as effective strategies, innovative projects, and energetic collaborators. I’m inviting you to join us and see where it might lead and what new opportunities present themselves for supporting your work – our work, and because together we are more powerful. This event could be the turning point. Continue reading “Event: Forum for New Local Economies”

ESSENCE goes farming!

Social Enterprise and Co-operatives group ESSENCE are meeting at Westtown Farm, Ide, EX2 9TG 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm on Tuesday 29th May.

This is the first of the Essence outdoor excursions: it is an opportunity to leave your desk and venture into the countryside to see a social organisation at work.

West Town Farm is a working organic farm near Ide, 3 miles from the centre of Exeter. The farm is part of the Higher Level Stewardship, runs a range of educational and cultural activities and hosts Organic Arts.

On the 29th May we have the opportunity to visit the farm and be taken on a tour by the farmer Andy Bragg. We will bring the picnic, West Town farm will provide a stunning view and all you need is some suitable footwear!

For more information on West Town Farm visit:  http://www.westtownfarm.co.uk 

 To book on to this event please login to the website or email heather@exeterchamber.co.uk

. Please note that there is a priority booking for ESSENCE members and social enterprises / co-operatives.

To join, call or email heather@exeterchamber.co.uk / 01392 411433. Please quote ESSENCE. This meeting is free of charge

 If you are interested in car-sharing, please let us know.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Have you booked your place at ESSENCE tomorrow?

Social Enterprise and Co-operatives group ESSENCE are meeting at The Generator at 11-15 Dix’s Field from 5.30pm – 7.30pm on Tuesday 25 February.

This meeting will be our second ‘Peacock’s Parlour’ where everyone gets to discuss and feedback on enterprising ideas or business dilemmas from members of the group. This is a chance to give valuable advice, share your expertise and support the growth of our local social enterprises. Eve Malster from Future Threads will be in the Peacock’s Parlour with some exciting new products she has in the pipeline. Take a look at https://www.facebook.com/FutureThreads.

Neil Finnie, co-founder of both The Generator and Corkscrew will be talking to us about his ventures. “At Corkscrew we generate entrepreneurs with a social conscience through dynamic & innovative global bootcamps, whilst providing critical resources to young start-ups & established social enterprises.”

To book on to this meeting please login to the website or email heather@exeterchamber.co.uk. Please note that there is priority booking for ESSENCE members and social enterprises/ co-operatives.

Social Media Training Courses, Devon

Spring training Series

Cosmic’s spring training series concentrates on helping businesses and organisations build their own website, improve your visibility in Google and join the Social Media revolution and all before Easter! We’ve tried a couple of these courses and found the tutors are great!

Book online today http://bit.ly/pOQkbH or call us to find out more – 0845 094 6108

All courses run from 1.30-4.30pm – £50 + vat

If you are over 19 and live in Devon you may be eligible for 1 free workshop. This offer is limited to one free workshop per person.

Build your own Website Tuesday 17th January 2012

A step by step of how to build a simple website

Search engine optimisation Thursday 16th February 2012

How to improve your Google listing

Introduction to Social Media Thursday 15th March 2012

Learn about social media and what it can do for your organisation or business

Getting to grips with Twitter Thursday 19th April 2012

Set up and be proficient on Twitter within an afternoon

Courses delivered at Cosmic HQ at East Devon Business Centre, Honiton within easy reach of the A30 and train station.  Find us at www.cosmic.org.uk

Contact us on 0845 094 6108 or email talk@cosmic.org.uk