Video (40 mins)
This session showcase's enterprises who have put ecological regeneration at the core of their work, from the sectors of energy, housing, transport, neighbourhoods and farming.
Host - Emily Reed - Devon Emergency - Devon County Council
Ayesha Tandon - Climate Science Communicator - MET Office
Alistair Macpherson - CEO - Plymouth Energy Community
Mark Hodgson - Managing Director - Co-Cars
Marina O'Connell- Director- Apricot Centre & Huxhams Cross Farm
Devon Community Energy Network
The Devon Community Energy Network brings together community organisations, local authorities, businesses and other to work towards a sustainable future for our community.
Find resources and how to get involved in community energy projects in Devon.
Their goal is collaboration: to grow community energy across Devon as an exemplar for energy decarbonisation, decentralisation and democratisation.
Podcast (1 hour)
Regenerative Livelihoods podcast, Finn Weddle interviews Oliver Bettany, Membership & Engagement Manager at the Ecological Land Co-operative- a community benefit society that matches agro-ecological farmers with land, their first site Greenham Reach in Mid Devon has been a huge success.
GO-OP travel co-op
Go-co is to be the first co-operatively owned train operating company in the UK. Their ambitions go beyond just being an operator of timetabled train services on the National Rail Network. GO-OP will also support the development of car clubs, bus links and travel hubs to enable communities to access sustainable transport options.
GO-OP is a South West based Multistakeholder Co-operative Society (Somerset Rules), registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Acts.
Small Farm Profits
Small Farm Profits, a short booklet made up of small farm case studies, demonstrates that small-scale, ecological farms in the UK can, and do, make a profit.
This includes four case studies in Devon.
Video (11 mins)
#RegenerateDevon showcase: Amazing employers for meaningful livelihoods | Charlotte Tickle | Riverfood Organic Veg
Charlotte Tickle is the People and Culture Director of Riverford Organic Vegetables, an ethically-driven business with the aim to be an outstanding place to work. In 2018 it 74% of Riverford became owned by an Employee Trust, benefiting all employees equally.
Video (27 mins)
#RegenerateDevon summit showcase: Innovation and entrepreneurship in the DNA.
Three case studies of entrepreneurs who have created ground-breaking approaches in the face of challenge.
Host - Julie Hawker - Joint Chief Executive - Cosmic
Nick Peres - Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Alison Sallis - CEO - Proper Job
Tony Gorniak MBE - Creative Director - Street Factory
Video (1 hour)
'Mutual aid to coops' session from Stir to Action festival playground for the new economy. Amardeep Dhillion is an editor for Red Pepper magazine, & a bartender/Branch Secretary at the Ivy House Union.
COVID-19 has seen communities rally to support each other in an unprecedented manner, with thousands of Mutual Aid Networks have springing up, offering shopping & prescriptions delivery, hot food provision, peer-to-peer mental health support, &a host of other services. Co-operative thinking has..
Union Coop UK - Manifesto Launch
Union Coop UK - Manifesto Launch
"Trade unions are at the heart of this idea: a union co-op offers the potential for a 100% unionised workforce, with the union an essential part of the co-op governance. The union co-op model can deliver improved wages and other terms and conditions by eliminating the top slicing that's commonly seen in capitalist enterprises. We have a number of different guest speakers who'll be sharing their thoughts over the course of 90 minutes."
Start a co-op
A range of how- to guides for different cooperatives:
Start a Credit Union
Start a Food Co-op
Start a Housing Co-op
Start a Worker Co-op
Start an Energy Co-op
Simply Start Up
Preparing the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) for the Social Value Act
This briefing provides a valuable introduction to the Social Value Act for voluntary, community & social enterprise organisations.
VCSEs are well practiced at providing added social value through service delivery across many sectors including health, education, housing & transport. The Act creates an opportunity for bidders to demonstrate this to public service commissioners, who asses which potential providers would deliver maximum public benefit to the local community
Start your Social Enterprise guide
There’s a lot of information out there for start-ups, and this Social Enterprise UK guide takes you through the essentials, they focus on the parts that are most important in a social enterprise. Social enterprises have some unique challenges. For example, in a social enterprise you don’t just have to worry about keeping the customer satisfied. You have to satisfy your social ambitions too – whether that means serving a community, protecting the environment or solving a social problem.