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



Members Of This Group

Hawksmoor Investment Management
Fusion community initiatives
Avalon Planning & Heritage
Single Planet Solutions Ltd
Sure Languages Ltd
Richard Davis, Strategic Change Consultant
Inspired Dental Care
Paperchain SW Co–op Ltd
McQueenie Mulholland
EDP Drug Alcohol Services
Pi Society
Optix Solutions Ltd
Clearfocus Training
Channel Consultants Limited
Buddy Creative Ltd
KenwayHall Ltd
Hollywell Housing Trust
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The Civic Centre
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