Minutes of the Network meeting held 19th March 2013 at Plymouth Community Healthcare, Mount Gould Local Care Centre, 200 Mount Gould Road, Plymouth, PL4 7PY Present: Annette Morton (Peninsula Enterprise/Social Enterprise Focus), Jonathon Moizer & Jonathan Lean (Plymouth University), Carol Pothecary (Plymouth City Council), Anna Hoyle (DCFA), Rod Burnett (PLUSS), Richard Oates (BITC), M-L & Carole Demuth(Simply Counselling), Gareth Hart (Iridescent Ideas), Dirk Rohwedder (Dartington School for Social Entrepreneurs), Harriet Edwards (Plymouth Social Enterprise Network), Michelle Virgo (Plymouth Business School), Greg White (UPSU), Jo Shaw (NORPRO Training), Peter McNamara (Plymouth Community Homes), Ruth Simpson (Theatrebugs), Pauline Rooks (St. Luke’s Care), Duncan Currall & Steve Waite (Plymouth Community Healthcare), Rhian Edwards (Plymouth City Council-Translate Plymouth), Andrew Shadrake (Plymouth Energy Co-op), Kirsty Wick (KW Accounting Services), Richard Smith (Bright Solicitors), Dan Thomas (South West Trading Routes)
Michelle Virgo acting as Chair welcomed all present. The group introduced themselves individually. Harriet Edwards took minutes. The following apologies were received: Kate Smith, Julie Winkley, Ed Whitelaw, Dave Kilroy, Will Watts, Tim Culverhouse, Bernadette Chelvanayagam, Sarah Stevenson.
Members asked to consider what fees would be acceptable to their organisation. What would be a sensible fee?
Executive committee asked to let members know what the network costs to run.
Financial benefits to joining-discounts. Festival-discounts on stands and entry.
DR asked when the fees would come in? Decision by September, possibly before.
Themed groups/subgroups: social media & education sub groups started. Mental health/health? Trading? Social value/procurement? Members to send a short paragraph to HE to go on the website and newsletter for themed/sub group proposals.