The Get up to Speed initiative has published a list of new events for August and September. Lots to choose from and very affordable follow the link
The Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI) Awards is open for entries.
The DEBI Awards, which have been running for over two decades, recognise businesses and other organisations across the county that are attaining high standards of environmental care in their day-to-day operations.
After a successful focus on environmental degradation in 2014, this year’s theme will be ‘Celebrate Devon’. Continue reading “DEBI Awards 2015”
Our third meeting is looming and will be on the 11th May at The Beach Hotel In Minehead again. We will be looking at time management in an interactive way, have our usual guest spot speaker, delicious nibbles and networking. To join us follow the link to book your place.
The Plunkett Foundation Rural Community Co-operative Awards are designed to recognise and reward community enterprises for achieving excellence, so whether you run a community shop, bookshop or café, a co-operative pub, hub or gym its about highlighting your achievements and celebrating your successes! Continue reading “Plunkett Foundation Rural Community Co-operative Awards”
Our thanks go to the presenters who ran workshops at this morning’s event organised by Exeter Sustainable Business Network and ESSENCE (Social Enterprise Network) at St James’s Park – home to Exeter City Supporters’ Trust on of our Social Enterprise Members. Missing from this shot is Alastair Banks from Optix Solutions who ran a great session on marketing. You can see him in the post on here!
Introducing Seedbed: Support and investment opportunities for social ventures in the South West
What is Seedbed?
Seedbed is a new venture combining the expertise of Plymouth University, Dartington Hall, and South West Investment Group. Together, with funding from the Cabinet office, we will provide a programme of support plus social investment for developing social ventures in the South West. Continue reading “Seedbed, Dartington – new programme for social businesses”
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”
Please note the next Ready For Business Free workshop in Exeter is earlier than usual and is on Monday 12th January.
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.