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Networking & General Events

Connecting with others is a skill that once learnt can be instrumental in opening up new opportunities, helping individuals and organisations to develop and grow.

At Devon Business & Education Centre, we want to provide opportunities for new and experienced business people and educators to expand their networks and make new contacts.  In the inspiring location of DBEC, networking is informal, engaging and value driven.

One of our Partners is the 373 Group a business networking group that was founded by Tom Hope and Chris Lorimer with a view to help local businesses become successful through "friendship, collaboration and knowledge".

Upcoming @DBEC
373 Group Event - Striving for Excellence
10th December @ 4:00pm
25 Tickets Remaining!

In this 373 Group event, we are delighted to introduce 373 Group Awards Business of the Year, Rain Nutrience, whose Managing Director, Kyle Dunbar, will be talking about the company's journey and its commitment to excellence.   Rain offer a full service solutions for dietary supplements and nutraceutical products from their Dunkeswell location and have developed an enviable reputation for producing a gold standard in product efficacy and manufacturing excellence, as well as for delivering the best value for customers.  This has resulted in significant and sustained growth in their chosen markets.

This event is open to all - come along and join the friendliest networking group in the South West.

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373 Group Event - Hard times, fresh start
21st January @ 7:00pm
25 Tickets Remaining!

In this 373 Business Networking Group Event, MD John Pritchard of Dart Fresh explains how this family business responded to the COVID-19 lockdown with great speed, creating a home delivery service for residential customers who were unable to get out.  The business received recognition as the "Most Adaptable" in the 2020 373 Group Awards and is constantly looking for ways to help their customers.

This event is open to all - come and join the SWs friendliest networking group and make new contacts!



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Friday Coffee Break
29th January @ 10:30am
12 Tickets Remaining!

Join the 373 Group and Devon Business & Education Centre for our weekly coffee break 1030-1130 each Friday.

Please Book online and then we will expect you at DBEC on Friday - we will supply the coffee (or tea) and biscuits!

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373 Group Event - Compassion, care and business growth
25th February @ 7:00pm
25 Tickets Remaining!

In this 373 Group event, Marie Tolly,  Managing Director of Independent Living West Country, describes the story of the award winning care company's growth over the last 2 years.  Forming the company following the closure of Mind in Exeter and East Devon in 2018, Marie was determined not to leave vulnerable people without support, and so opened the doors of the business on the Monday after MIND closed its operations, providing continuity and support for those in need. Marie has a passion to help everyone and anyone who needs help and doesn’t believe in saying no to anyone.

This event is open to all, come along or log-in online!  



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373 Group Event - Dragon with a cause
15th April @ 4:00pm
20 Tickets Remaining!

This 373 Business Networking Group event features the amazing Alison Jordan, 2018 373 Group award winner, who turned personal tragedy into the formation of Pete's Dragons, an Exmouth based charity that provides invaluable support for those whose lives have been devastated by suicide.  Alison, a trained criminal lawyer, has led the charity for over a decade and through her inspiration has helped numerous individuals and families. In this event, Alison will talk about how she started Pete's Dragons, their work and future plans, as well as how COVID has challenged charities to think differently in their fundraising efforts.


This event is open to all whether you are a 373 member or not.  Attendance will be physical and virtual. 


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