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DEBI Awards 2015

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DEBI 2014 Award Winners. Front: St Sidwells Primary School, Back: Real Food Store, Brian O’Brien (Environmental Champion) ECI Bike Bank, Twool and DEBI Chairman Andy Vickery

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”

Gearing up for Growth with ESSENCE and ESBN

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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!

Seedbed, Dartington – new programme for social businesses

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”

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”

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