Hartstongue

Connecting green-hearted Devonians with local groups and businesses through an online directory.

https://www.hartstongue.co.uk/

Sector Digital

Company structure
Sole trader

ESSENCE member since
10/07/2020

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
Sharing with like-minded people and groups.

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
Discounted advertising rates to ESSENCE members.

 

Yalla Arts

Participatory community theatre

We aim to make arts accessible to everyone, diverse, and culturally rich. We also aim to counter loneliness, isolation, and segregation, and boost social cohesion and communal spirit through the medium of participatory art groups.

Sector Arts & Culture

Company structure
Community Interest Company

ESSENCE member since
29/07/2019

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
Networking with and mutual support from organisations and individuals who work in the arts and with different communities, especially those from BAME and migrant backgrounds, specifically, but not exclusively in Exeter and Devon.

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
Support and guidance for members who work my areas of expertise.

 

Urban Mushroom Company

With our indoor vertical farm in Princesshay, we produce and sell ready-to-fruit mushroom blocks using coffee waste from local cafes.

The core of UMC is to tackle coffee waste. In the UK alone, the drinking of coffee leads to the production of half a million tonnes of coffee waste each year ending up in landfill, along with potent methane gases.

Sector
Retail

Company structure
Private limited Company

Essence member since
08/08/2020

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
Through ESSENCE, we hope to connect with local businesses and individuals with whom we can collaborate and further our goals.

This year, our main aim is to create a sustainable revenue through the sale of mushroom blocks both wholesale and retail. With the revenue, we can fund our social goals to provide workshops to primary schools. These will surround the topics of sustainability and food waste and will include hands-on activities that illustrate the potential in what is usually seen as waste. Further, we wish to take on disadvantaged individuals and provide work experience and voluntary opportunities to enhance their employability.

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members? As we are a student-led business, we have contacts with fellow university students and societies. We are able to get in contact with student bodies and collaborate on events that can benefit everyone!

 

organicARTS

The educational charity involving you in creative farm based learning for a healthy future

Sector
n/a

Company structure
Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee

Essence member since
1/12/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
To be part of a growing social enterprise movement, networking etc.

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
A venue for educational purposes, possible creative input

Website www.organicarts.org.uk

Emailchristine@organicarts.org.uk

 

Westbank Community Health & Care

Westbank aims to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of people in the local community, across Devon and beyond.

Improved health & wellbeing

Sector
Health & Care

Company structure
Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee

Essence member since
1/12/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
Opportunity to network with other social purpose organisations

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
Mentoring opportunities

Website www.westbank.org.uk

Email Sally.Lawson@westbank.org.uk

 

The Nest SW CIC

Supporting women and girls.

We want to see a more connected world for our women and girls.

Sector
Health & Well-being

Company structure
Community Interest Company

Essence member since
22/7/2020

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
Building more collaborations / community strength

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
Collaboration

Website http://thenestsw.co.uk/

Email hazel.thenestsw@gmail.com

 

Evolve Promotion

All aspects of business promotion. Graphic and web design. Marketing strategy support. Business coaching.

Supporting businesses and social enterprises in their marketing and promotion.

Sector
Business Services. Arts & Creative. Digital.

Company structure
Partnership

Essence member since
01/07/2020

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
It’s great to be able to network with other organisations, have the opportunity to attend further training and support the social economy in Exeter.

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
We currently offer ESSENCE network members complimentary marketing and business coaching consultations and a members’ discount on our wide range of services from social media marketing packages to websites or leaflets and flyers.

Website www.evolvepromotion.co.uk

Email max@evolvepromotion.co.uk

 

Third Sector Design

We provide CRM and associated services to non profits.

Non profits empowered by technology to achieve their goals.

Sector
IT

Company structure
Limited company

Essence member since
01/09/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
It is allowing us to explore becoming a social enterprise and giving us opportunities to network with other like minded socail enterprises.

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
CRM services.

Website www.thirdsectordesign.org

Email michaelmcandrew@thirdsectordesign.org or info@hridsectordesign.org

 

Maketank

Performance incubation space

We seek to engage the community of Exeter by providing a space for people to make amazing things. Primarily, the things in question will be performance but we accept artists from all mediums. We also seek to be a space where people can come together, in work, discussion and celebration.

Sector
Theatre

Company structure
Company Limited by Guarantee

Essence member since
01/12/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
Opportunity to network, to develop and learn

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
Our experience and initiative

Website www.maketank.org.uk

Email hello@maketank.org.uk 

 

PYRAMID-CIRCLE-SQUARE

Dramatherapy and Community Wellbeing.

To support community wellbeing and cohesion through creative and therapeutic pathways.

Sector
Arts in Health

Company structure
Sole Trader

Essence member since
01/12/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
Support and advice in setting up a new Social Enterprise; networking; CPD; socialising with like minded individuals.

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
10% discount on first 6 sessions of dramatherapy. Special ‘20% off’ rate for registered SEs and start-ups for creative facilitation, event planning / support / hosting. Various items to lend: a wide range of books on psychology, creative therapies, theatre practice etc; A-frames, black boards (for setting up a ‘stall’); a projector (including HDMI adaptor for Apple); props, costumes and materials.

Website n/a

Email ohmerryme@icloud.com