It’s heartwarming to experience the interest in social enterprise reflected in the fact that we have a full-house for our Social Enterprise Day ESSENCE meeting tomorrow at the Innovation Centre. Also interesting to see there’s still an appetite among many to be their own boss and set up in business, reflected in the numbers booked on the November Ready for Business workshop which is also full and has a waiting list.
If you haven’t taken advantage of the great deal we negotiated with the Chamber of Commerce for social enterprises in Exeter there’s still time. With discounted joining fees and membership running from now until end of March 2014 that more than 16 months for the price of 12. Just Quote “ESSENCE” when you contact the Heather at the Chamber. : www.exeterchamber.co.uk
It’s great to see the network growing and we now have a website almost ready to launch. We just need our ESSENCE members to send up their information on this form with an image or logo of their choice and it’s the perfect place to really show how Exeter is a great place for social enterprises and co-operatives to thrive.
ESSENCE website form
Thanks to some of the steering group ESSENCE of Exeter now has its own Face Page so please be sure to visit, Like and add your comments. http://www.facebook.com/ESSENCEofExeter
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.
The next ESENCE meeting will now be on Thursday 30th August at 5.30pm until 7.30pm at the Hub on the Green. We hope to hear from both Viv Hignall of The Business Connectors Programme and Gareth Hart – Co-ordinator of Plymouth SEN and Director of Iridescent Ideas. We will be looking at taking the Exeter network of Co-ops and Social Enterprises to the next stage and planning the way ahead. If you are an Exeter based Co-op or Social Enterprise and haven’t already booked on contact email@example.com