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.
The building of Pavilions Teignmouth is well underway and the spaces for businesses on the first floor are already being snapped up. The Trustees are particularly keen to hear from creative businesses that are interested in office space within a creative community. Continue reading “Great space for creative businesses”
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.
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”