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Sparking Regenerative Enterprise

June 17, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Start your weekend with this inspiring event, meet your local community and fellow social entrepreneurs. Register here!

How can we work together to grow the green and social economy in Torbay?

Please join us on the morning of Saturday 17th June as we try to come up with answers, together.

We’ll hear from Chris Gunson and others from Local Spark share their plans for sparking regenerative enterprise, building networks, and co-creating community resilience. This includes the People’s Parkfield, Torbay Social Enterprise Network, hackathons and communities of dragons, and more.

We’ll be inspired by Manda Brookman, one of the South West’s most interesting innovators in sustainable enterprise and founder of PermanentlyBrilliant. She ran the very first Doughnut Economics Hack in Cornwall, too. You’ll want to meet her!

Most importantly, we’ll partcipate together in an innovative ‘open space’ session where we can collaboratively explore topics that will help us take a step forward toward growing the green and social economy in Torbay. We’ll learn what we need to learn, meet who we need to meet. We’ll spark new ideas for supporting existing social enterprise and for generating new ones.

Can we create more good jobs for our young people? Is ‘eco-tourism’ a viable strategy? Will bottom up, community-led regeneration make our lives better?

Please bring your ideas and your love for our beautiful communities.

Refreshments and snacks will be available.


This event is delivered with funding from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.


June 17, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Palace Theatre Paignton
Palace Ave
Paignton, TQ3 3HF United Kingdom
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