Social Enterprise Networks are the mouthpiece of the social economy sector across the HotSW (Heart of the Southwest) LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) area.

The Networks plays a key role in providing a legacy for any business support programme; they have a sound understanding of potential barriers to growth facing Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurs and are organising events to remove these barriers to growth.

Connecting with your local Social Enterprise Network will connect you to like-minded businesses and individuals which will increase the sustainability of your enterprise. The Networks also represent you strategically.

Plymouth: visit the website of Plymouth Social Enterprise Network (PSEN) here.

Exeter: visit the website of ESSENCE, Exeter’s Social Enterprise Network here. These networks can connect you to other valuable contacts and networks in Somerset, Torbay and rural Devon.