ESSENCE - at the heart of social enterprise in Exeter.

Our Network

We are ESSENCE, the members of the Exeter Social Enterprise Network. Do you want to use our services, buy our products or just get inspired? Have a look through our growing network.

What's Happening

We organise networking events, business support events & monthly informal meetups across Devon. For upcoming events and news, click here.

Join Us

You will be able to access many benefits when joining ESSENCE. Signing up is simple. Find out more.

Gain free access to ESSENCE focus groups and business support events.

Widen your reach with free exposure on our website, newsletter and social media.

Join us and benefit from networking, member-to-member offers and much more.


Regenerate Devon Summit

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The Covid response, Regenerate Devon Summit and recent analysis of social enterprise activity in Exeter and Rural Devon confirms the existence of a vibrant, innovative and disruptive social movement, actively developing and delivering solutions and services addressing a wide range of social issues and concerns for individual, family, and community wellbeing.

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