Alice Wright

Writing. Research. Storytelling. Communications.

We work with individuals and organisations that promote social change. 

Sector Business Services

Company structure
Sole tradership

ESSENCE member since
15/09/2020

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
To connect and collaborate with other like-minded businesses

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
Next to writing services and media experience, I run a Work and Play Club – a networking group for fellow freelance parents in the South West

Website https://alicewright.co.uk

Email alicewrightfreelance@gmail.com

GX Accountancy & Bookkeeping Services

We are a socially responsible and environmentally friendly accountancy firm.

We want businesses to embrace technology to make accountancy and tax advice a complete online experience.

Sector Business Services

Company structure
Sole tradership

ESSENCE member since
08/09/2020

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
An opportunity to meet like minded individuals and organisations

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
Accountancy advice

 

Ride On Cycling For All

Through refurbished donated bikes we train volunteers in bike maintenance and provide good quality, affordable bikes to the community.

Our vision is for a cleaner, healthier more active Exeter.

Sector Health & Well-being

Company structure
Charitable incorporated organisation

ESSENCE member since
14/09/2020

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
The ability to network and collaborate with likeminded organisations to improve the outcomes for people in Exeter and beyond.

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
Share knowledge and experiences, work with others to support their goals through cycling related activities.

 

Paperchain

Paper recycling and confidential data destruction.

As a Cooperative started in 1990 we promote Paper recycling in Exeter and the wider Devon area. We do this in an ethical and responsible way, providing employment at living wage.

Sector Waste Management

Company structure
Cooperative

ESSENCE member since
13/07/2020

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
A connection with like minded businesses in the area, an increase in profile, access to training, a potential space to recruit future voluntary directors.

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
Support for social enterprises, 30 years of experience in not for profit sector, recycling and confidential data destruction services.

Website https://www.paperchain.org.uk

Email mail@paperchain.org.uk

 

Tai Chi Nation

Tai Chi Nation provides energy and life enhancing Tai Chi and Qigong classes, workshops, DVDs and in-depth courses.

Happy confident people empowered to take care of their own well being through accessible yet undiminished health arts.

Sector Health & Well-being

Company structure
Community Interest Company

ESSENCE member since
13/07/2020

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
Networking, support, training opportunities.

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
Happy to offer Tai Chi and Qigong training to members, as well as my experiences over many years of working with social enterprises community groups and charities.

 

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