Attendees at the May East Devon Business Centre Jelly event.

Great opportunity for freelancers, homeworkers and small business owners

East Devon Business Centre in Honiton is hosting a drop-in ‘Jelly’ event next week on Thursday June 9 for freelancers, home workers and small business owners.

Jelly events are a great way to meet like-minded people and work together in a different environment, helping to promote joint working, shared expertise and informal mentoring.

Thursday’s session, which is being held from 10am to 3pm, is completely free to attend and are a really effective way of promoting new business growth while tackling the loneliness many freelancers and home workers can sometimes feel when away from shared workspace.

Free wi-fi, desk space and parking are provided with refreshments and kitchen facilities available throughout the day.

The Centre saw the launch of the first East Devon Jelly in May and feedback has been very positive. Attendees were able to benefit from the facilities on offer and take part in two informal business support seminars – learning all about opportunities and wider support available to help them grow, to work more effectively and secure more trade.

Local business owner Louise Turley, who organised the event said there was a ‘great atmosphere’. Presentations were given by Cosmic, a social enterprise providing many aspects of IT consultancy, and Business Information Point, a service provider of business support and advice.

Further presentations are to be arranged at future Jellies with details to be confirmed nearer the time.