Encounter Theatre & Therapy (ETT) are proud to be the winners of ESSENCE's first ever Social Pitch Night. The event was held at The Generator on 13th April with five organisations pitching their work to the audience and a panel of 'friendly dragons' – Sam Alford, Award Manager from UnLtd Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs; Neil Finnie, Founder of Corkscrew; Mark Hodgson, Director of CoCars; and Anna Phillips Senior Associate of Foot Anstey. The event was very well attended by an array of people who have an interest in the social enterprise sector in Exeter and across Devon.
ETT were seeking support to develop their Enabler Awareness Training package, which sits within their larger PCPE Project – a Positive Cultural Participation and Engagement initiative for adults with learning disabilities. The £100 prize money and free legal advice from Foot Anstey will be put towards further market research and learning about Intellectual Property rights.
Co-Artistic Director of ETT, Amerie Rose says, “We found the experience of pitching our project extremely rewarding and highly recommend that people keep an eye out for the next one. We want to give our thanks to everyone who gave us advice and feedback on the night. Your support is really appreciated and we have come away from the evening with an enormous burst of confidence.”
ESSENCE is an active peer-support network for social enterprises and co-operatives, social businesses and those that support social aims and is a sub-group of Exeter Chamber of Commerce.