The search for life on Mars was made possible by parachute fabric manufactured in Devon using renewable energy

Heathcoat Fabrics is a market-leading manufacturer of knitted and woven fabrics. Redefining technical textiles is a skill that we have perfected as a business. Our aim is to solve complex challenges and convert opportunities into value for each individual customer.

This approach has helped us to forge a worldwide reputation for unmatched quality, new ideas and total customer focus. Our skills enable us to deliver a consistently high standard across multiple industries.

We work with world-class suppliers to ensure our capabilities are always above and beyond our competitors. Our no-compromise approach is driven by customer needs first and foremost. 

Heathcoat Fabrics Limited West Exe, Tiverton EX16 5LL

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As a social enterprise we trade for the benefit of the community. This means investing in local projects and working collaboratively with individuals and partners including schools, libraries and literary festivals.

Our aim is to provide a brilliant service; create accessible meeting spaces for events and workshops; to expand our bespoke volunteer scheme; and to develop our award-winning schools outreach programme.

Crediton Community Bookshop 21 High Street, Crediton EX17 3AH

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Welcome to the Kennerleigh Community Shop!

We are a friendly, well-stocked village shop selling essential everyday products, locally sourced food and goods, newspapers, magazines, household goods, fruit and vegetables, an off licence, stationery, cigarettes and a Post Office.


The first shop in Kennerleigh was opened in the early 1940’s by a Harry Rowe from London. The shop was in one of the adjoining sheds to Garden Cottage, which is now the cottage kitchen.

In the late 1940’s a Mr and Mrs Barker from Derbyshire, with no experience in retailing, purchased Garden Cottage and moved the shop to its present building. Previously the building was a blacksmiths. In 1948 the post office was added and Mr and Mrs Barker improved the business by delivering door to door groceries, vegetables, paraffin and animal feed. Sadly with the popularity of supermarkets increasing the small village shop started to struggle and the business was sold for only £4,000.

Over the years Garden Cottage and shop was sold several times, owners Mr and Mrs Greenbank purchased the property and so did Mr and Mrs Maltby who retired to Tiverton after selling the property to Edna Hammond in 1962.

Edna with her friend Miss Florence Rowland (Cis) who was a teacher in Exeter lived at Garden Cottage and Edna ran the shop until October 1989. During her time at Kennerleigh Edna ceased selling petrol from the pumps outside the shop.

When Edna sold the shop to Sonia Andrews in October 1989 the shop and Garden Cottage was split up but Edna carried on living in the cottage until she passed away in 1994. Miss Florence Rowland died in 1985.

At the beginning of 2014 Sonia Andrews announced she wished to retire and put the shop up for sale. The community felt strongly that they didn’t want the shop to close if there was no buyer and in April that year an open meeting was held in Kennerleigh village hall which was the start of a fund raising effort to purchase the shop for the community.

After successfully raising the funds the community purchased the shop in November 2014 and is now run by the community as a community benefit society. 

Kennerleigh Stores and Post Office Langham Lane, Kennerleigh EX17 4RS

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Food Technology & Management Capability

Dynamic Food Procurement has the potential to be a transformational force for good. That's why we have built the world's first tech platform to bring it to life across every sector and chain contributor in the food industry.

​EM is the technology platform proven to transform conventional procurement approaches by enabling SME inclusive food procurement, fulfilment, consolidation and delivery along short, transparent, supply chains.

By enabling the public and private sector to procure food direct from SME primary producers and secondary suppliers, caterers can build back better and reduce costs.

Short, transparent supply chains are an essential prerequisite for making informed choices when procuring food. The time has come to change your food supply for good. 

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Britain’s countryside may look green and beautiful but this hides a different reality. Many areas are devoid of wildlife and managed in a way that threatens all of our futures. Farm Wilder gives you the power to change this.

Farm Wilder selects and labels produce from farms that do things differently. These are farms where wildlife still thrives – birds like Cuckoos that have vanished from much of Britain. Or rare butterflies like the Marsh Fritillary. We work with charities including Butterfly Conservation, The Wildlife Trusts, RSPB and the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group to help these farmers nurture endangered species and restore biodiversity.

We help our farmers to adopt regenerative farming techniques that improve sustainability across the whole farm, restoring soil health, increasing soil carbon, reducing pollution and making the land more resilient against droughts, flooding and other impacts of climate change. For livestock farms this means transitioning over 3 years to being 100% pasture-fed as part of the Pasture For Life certification scheme. 

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exeter community energy was established by eight local people in 2014 who were brought together by Transition Exeter‘s energy group. Our vision is for renewable energy projects to bring about practical change in our community by addressing energy related challenges.

Our aims:

  • To develop community-owned renewable energy projects in Exeter, which creates a local green energy supply that improves Exeter’s energy security and resilience.
  • To raise awareness of and promote practical, local, low carbon solutions that address the global challenges of our reliance on fossil fuels and the associated climate impact.
  • To facilitate community ownership and active participation that engages and strengthens the local community and its economy through volunteering, investment opportunities and becoming energy producers.
  • To provide finance for re-investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that contributes to addressing fuel poverty.
  • To create a community fund for local community projects.

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Co Cars has been in the business of shared mobility since 2005 when we started with a Big Lottery Grant and a single car.

Since then, we have grown to a fleet of nearly 40 on-street hybrid and electric cars that stretches from Salisbury to Falmouth, making us the largest UK car club west of Bristol. Cars are located in dedicated parking bays and Co Cars members can use any car in our network. In Exeter, we also operate Co Bikes docked, on-street electric bike hire network.

Our longevity and experience have enabled us to build lasting, trusted relationships with our stakeholders and and our members. This creates a real sense of community ownership of our cars and bikes.

Co-cars Limited The Generator, 11-15 Dix’s Field, Exeter EX1 1QA

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Will and Andrea Dunn would like to welcome you to Underdown Dairy.

In 1997, Underdown Farm started processing milk from the family’s Friesian herd with deliveries to the local village of Exbourne. Today, the business has expanded considerably with a team of dedicated Administrators, Processors and Drivers making deliveries of fresh farm milk and dairy delights of butter, clotted and double cream and natural yoghurt too! 

Underdown Farm Dairy Underdown Farm, Exbourne, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3QT

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Home Hardware is dealer owned and is the largest organisation of its kind in the UK, for independent hardware stores. The company has over 400 members including; independent hardware retailers, housewares shops, cook shops, ironmongers and garden centres. 

Webber & Sons 46-48 The Square, Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8AG

We are a family run business supplying everything from tools, paint & garden supplies to batteries, cookware, cleaning products, dry cleaning & bottled gas. 

Chudleigh DIY 89 Fore Street, Chudleigh, Devon, TQ13 OHT

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