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”
You’re in luck! For the third year running, we’ve teamed up with leading high street retailer John Lewis to offer start-ups the chance to get their products in front of top retail buyers, as part of our pioneering PitchUp opportunity. Continue reading “FANCY A CHANCE TO PITCH TO JOHN LEWIS?”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please note that there is a priority booking for ESSENCE members and social enterprises / co-operatives.
To join, call or email email@example.com / 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that there is priority booking for ESSENCE members and social enterprises/ co-operatives.
DCFA Exeter is holding a launch at its premises – The Depot @ 171, 171 Sidwell Street, Exeter on Friday 12th October at 6pm. If you would like to find out more about our work and join us for a short and jolly celebration please email email@example.com
Please take 5 minutes out to vote for The Real Food Store in BBC Food and Farming Awards in the Best Local Food Retailer category. Please click on this link nominations close on 12th August – this is your chance to help secure national recognition for our social enterprise here in Exeter, Devon.
Co-ops UK has created a brilliant mobile App for Android, iPhone and iPad which lets you find your nearest co-op or mutual wherever you are. Make sure to download yours! www.uk.coop/co-operate
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This came via a LinkedIn message I think. Great stuff!
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