For several years Exeter Chamber of Commerce has hosted the Exeter Social Enterprise Network (ESSENCE) as one of its membership sub-groups. In March 2018, ESSENCE incorporates as a Community Interest Company (CIC). This allows ESSENCE to have its own membership, and form its own relationships with partner organisations.
However, their close relationship continues with ESSENCE CIC becoming a member of the Chamber. This means that the Social Enterprise voice can be heard in all the right places that Chamber has access to. Furthermore, the Chamber and ESSENCE will join forces in advertising and hosting events; ESSENCE members will be able to attend Chamber events at Chamber member prices and vice versa.
ESSENCE thanks the Chamber for its involvement so far and we look forward to building a strong, inclusive and local, social economy together!
ESSENCE hosts its Relaunch Party on 20th March 2018, where it will present its renewed membership offering. Come and join us for inspiration, networking with like-minded people, acquiring new business opportunities, whilst having some nibbles and drinks.