01 07 20


11:30 am - 1:00 pm



What’s in the DNA of a resilient company?

A conversation with the leaders of three Social Enterprises about resilience in the face of Coronavirus, lockdown and an uncertain future.

ESSENCE are thrilled to be hosting an interactive conversation with the leaders of three Exeter based socially minded businesses. As we face an uncertain future of Brexit, irreversable climate change and a rapidly changing social sphere, we now find ourselves in a present made even more challenging by the current coronavirus pandemic. So, we are offering a rare insight into the fundamental building blocks of three organisations who are not only surviving these challenges but are thriving through innovation, adaptability and sheer tenacity. They are still here, and will be for the long run. Come and find out how.

On our panel will be JoJo Spinks from Interwoven Productions CIC, Les Bright from The Real Food Store and Daphne van Run & Paul White from ESSENCE of Exeter CIC. This is an interactive event and we hope for a vibrant, audience led discussion. To maximise your chances of getting your questions answered, please send them through in advance by using the ‘contact the organiser’ option after booking your ticket.

This is a FREE event and has been made possible through funding received by the Enhance Social Enterprise Network partnership.

The Heart of the South West Enhance Social Enterprise Programme is receiving up to £1,041,536 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union, ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit