ESSENCE is an active peer-support network for social enterprises and co-operatives, social businesses and those that support social aims.
Our primary aim is to develop members' businesses and the sector across the Exeter region.
We do this by providing the following for our members:
- regular networking events with guest speakers
- sharing best practice and learning from each other
- advice and guidance from experienced business people
- promoting member businesses and supporting their marketing activity
- helping to find partners and collaborators for projects and bids
- building awareness of the social sector in the region
- promoting the interests of our members with local authorities
- supporting each other in generating more sales, revenue and income