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Social enterprises and individuals and organisations subscribing to a similar set of values are gathering: Tuesday 20th March at ESSENCE's Re-Launch Party (see below for details). Over the past months, we have been working on our renewed membership offer and we are very much looking forward to sharing it with you.

This gathering follows on from a great Skills & Stories event that was a true example of the power of a network. So many skills and so much expertise and inspiration is available, with such a willingness to let others benefit from that. A nice reminder that we don't have to do/know/create it all by ourselves! 

We hope to see many of you at our Party!

The ESSENCE team

PS: Don't hesitate to get in touch:


Don't know Dan Hurring, from Another World Productions, yet? Come to the ESSENCE CIC Re-Launch Party and learn about our keynote speaker's endeavours in community resilience and social change.

We are also gathering other inspirational social enterprise examples from across Devon to join us for our celebration, that will be spiced up by local artists performing their latest music. We look forward to sharing ESSENCE's journey so far and what it means to sign up as a member!

Come and toast and perhaps have a boogie at our great venue for the afternoon: The Park, Exeter City Football Club. Learn more and register HERE.


Thur 22nd Feb l FREE
SETsquared Demo Night: an opportunity to show the Exeter Startup community what you're working on, get some feedback and see what other people are up to. Learn more and register HERE.

Sat 3rd March l FREE
Devon New Economy Convergence: An annual one-day event bringing together individuals and groups from across the region seeking to build a thriving local economy. For tickets follow this link.

Wed 2nd May l FREE
GDPR - Get Ready! Get ready for GDPR in half a day and walk out with a 6 point plan for getting your organisation safe, secure and compliant. Find out if you are eligible here, and learn more and register HERE.



For several years Exeter Chamber of Commerce has hosted ESSENCE as one of its membership sub-groups. As many of you know, ESSENCE now continues as a stand-alone Community Interest Company.

Read about the new relationship HERE (just under 'Latest newsletters').

In order to mature as a sector is it of high importance that we stay critical about the impact social enterprises, social investments and social innovation actually make.

The people behind Kittens Are Evil have dedicated a website with exactly this purpose! Sharp your mind HERE.
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