Exeter City Futures is a Community Interest Company (a special type of company which exists to benefit the community rather than private individuals), our Board of Directors ensures that we operate within the rules of a CIC and deliver the needs of Exeter’s residents.
The Exeter City Futures team is full of passionate experts and creative thinkers who all share a vision of a sustainable future for the Exeter region. Our Programme Office team is supported by additional resource kindly provided by our member organisations to lead collaborative and strategic projects for the benefit of our City.
In addition to the member organisations, the 12 goals of Exeter City Futures are supported by individuals and businesses across the city through our Partner Network. Together the network is striving to make Exeter a healthier and more sustainable city.
The purpose of the Exeter City Futures Partner Network is to stimulate collaboration to address some of the problems and challenges facing Exeter, that in tackling will make the City a better place to live and work for everyone.
Below are the local businesses and individuals who have declared their support for the 12 goals of Exeter City Futures. We’re looking for businesses and individuals to sign up, add your name to the growing list.
"We are proud to support Exeter City Futures' mission to make Exeter congestion free and energy independent and will work to support transformation in Exeter, at Exeter Science Park and across the wider region."
- Sally Basker, Chief Executive Officer
"As one of the UK’s most environmentally-friendly printing companies, we do what we can to make the world a greener place. We fully support the Exeter City Futures vision because we understand the importance of building a sustainable future for the City."
- Lucy Otton, Director
"Verto Homes was set up in 2010 as a direct response to the lack of sustainable property innovation in the UK and is
an award-winning developer of Zero Carbon Smart Homes.
Verto Homes are very proud to be working alongside Exeter City Futures to deliver more sustainable homes to help the environment for the community to to live and enjoy."
- Sarah Walkup, Land Director
"Having studied at Exeter Uni and worked in the SW for many years, I am (and Delta-Simons are) very keen to help Exeter to meet, and indeed, exceed it's Sustainability Goals."
- Andre Gilleard, South West Regional Lead
"MD Business Interiors are proud to be involved and offer support to this innovative project for this great city!"
- Mark Dowse, Director
"Treeconomics are a small dynamic social enterprise. We work on measuring and managing urban forests. Urban trees and green-spaces are a critical biotechnology able to improve our urban areas so they are better places to live, work and play. We are now focusing attention on working in Exeter, our hometown, on the delivery of a sustainable urban forest that will deliver benefits to future generations."
- Kenton Rogers, Director
"As a business based in the heart of Exeter, we understand the importance of creating a more sustainable future for the City. We’re proud to support the vision of Exeter City Futures and will do what we can to help make these goals a reality."
- Martin Shelton, Managing Director
"With our City ever expanding and growing it's important to look at our how we can can support the local community, plan for the future and flourish to make Exeter a fantastic hub of growth."
- James Miles, Director - Mortgage Adviser
"At Jump Fall Fly we believe that the future we want can be created if we so decide. We blend the arts, circus, theatre, performance and coaching psychology to inspire and support individuals an communities to take charge of change. Whilst we face challenges we cannot overcome them only through fear. The City Futures project and our vision are closely aligned."
- Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
"We are proud to be supporting Exeter City Futures visions, our ethos of reducing energy consumption through great building services design aligns excellently with their vision for energy independence."
- James Laughlin, Regional Director
"We're excited to be a part of Exeter City Futures and the vision being put forward by the organisation. We feel that our values align with Exeter City Futures: We use non-leather chairs and run our shop on 100% renewable electricity. Our loo roll and kitchen roll is recycled and the coffee we serve is locally roasted and ethically traded. The shop was also built using mostly reclaimed wood and we have plans to stock more products to be made with natural, renewable and animal free materials and ingredients."
"As an independent information and cyber security consultancy based in Exeter, KenwayHall Ltd fully supports the goals of Exeter City Futures."
- John Hall, Owner/Director
"Exeter Tuition Centre helps children to reach their potential so that they become confident, independent adults and the best possible version of themselves in the future. We are proud to support Exeter City Futures as it tackles these challenging times and works to make Exeter self-sufficient, and the best possible version of itself in the future."
- Tamsin Holiday-Scott, Owner
"Granted Consultancy is a strategic business consultancy that specialises in identifying and securing non-dilutive funding to support companies with the development and commercialisation of new and innovative products, services and technologies. "
- Alex Chalkley, Director
"As a business we declare our support for the goals of Exeter Futures, particularly to make the Greater Exeter City area 'congestion free', where we believe we can help."
- Patrick Darlington, Director
"Peak Hill Llamas, as an environmentally low impact business and East Devon AONB Ambassador, is proud to support the goals of Exeter City Futures."
- Maggie Jee, Proprietor
"At Clear Property we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live in a healthy home. We are passionate about bringing the housing industry together to build high performing, energy efficient and climate ready homes."
- Dawn Chamberlain, Marketing Manager
"I'm passionate about creating a congestion free City and and pleased to support the Exeter City Futures initiative."
- Emma Grant, Director
"As an established Exeter based business, Up Energy is pleased to support Exeter City Futures by helping individuals and businesses throughout the city, with advice on reducing building energy consumption for both existing properties and new construction projects."
- Alistair Pilcher, Director
"Geotechnics Ltd have had an office in Exeter since 1988 and are proud and excited to support Exeter City Futures goal for a sustainable future for Exeter. It is an inspiring plan and we look forward to getting involved, including offering our services in ground investigation and environmental services to help the cities future developments."
- Hannah Dwane
"Fast Track to Growth supports sustainable growth across Devon. Exeter City Futures is a pioneering initiative helping to tackle key issues that if not addressed, can only hinder organisations and communities. But if progress is made it will, without doubt, help create a better city environment, boosting productivity and Exeter's status as a fast growth city."
- Dan Pritchard, Managing Director
"We will work hard alongside Exeter City Futures to promote active travel, sustainable tourism and reduce congestion in our fantastic city and surrounding county for ours and future generations' quality of life."
- Chris Johns, Managing Director
"We are proud to be a part of this important initiative for Exeter - helping to make our wonderful city a happier and healthier place."
- Tom Murphy, Managing Director
"Tech South West is backing Exeter City Futures. Exeter has the opportunity to become a shining example in its work to become energy independent and congestion free. They are huge challenges that every city faces, and incredibly important to tackle. Cities are key drivers for our economy and Exeter needs to be at the forefront of learning and action."
- Steering Group Member, Dan Pritchard
"Astley Media are delighted to support Exeter City Futures and the wider business community as we work towards a congestion free and energy independent city. It's not an easy journey but crucial if Exeter is to move - and move quickly - towards a more sustainable future."
- Dan Pritchard, Managing Director
"We are proud to be working alongside Exeter City Futures; our vision aligns excellently to deliver sustainable transport and enable access to the workplace. "
- Samuel Hunt, Liftshare
"The Belt Makers are proud to contribute as much as possible to a world of healthy sustainability."
- Marie Buckfield, Business Owner
"As a business newly based in Exeter we are looking to generate and support sustainable business models. We are therefore proud to support this initiative and get involved in developing and supporting the solutions that will make the city a better place to live and work in."
- Nick Leaney, Director
"Energy Performance Direct works with domestic and commercial building occupiers to improve energy efficiency. We provide advice on renewable technology, fabric insulation, lighting and heating throughout Exeter city and the surrounding area. Our aim is to reduce energy consumption, make buildings more comfortable and reduce our collective impact on the environment."
- Zak Henning, MD
"Optix Solutions are proud to support Exeter City Futures in this endeavour"
- Alastair Banks, Director
"We fully support the Exeter City Futures initiative and commit to collaborating with partners across the city to realise the ambitions for an even greater Exeter."
- Rob Bosworth, Vice Principal
"As the hospital is a major employer in the city and draws thousands of patients and visitors to its sites in the city every year, we need to align with the wider strategy to enhance Exeter as a whole, particularly its sustainable transport links, which is why we have made the link with Exeter City Futures and value the partnership this brings."
- Dave Tarbet
"Modern, quick and competitive build solutions for Exeter and wider UK. Housing, student accommodation, retirement homes, schools and clubs."
- Stephen McQueenie, CEO
"Ride On has been delivering congestion reducing activity and solutions to the people of Exeter from our cycle hub workshop on the quay since 2014. "
- Martyn Laxton, CEO
"South West Business Connections is committed to Exeter By bringing business communities together Via our various networking events including the largest 1 day business expo outside of London"
- Annabel McCabe, Business Development
"We are proud to get involved with this exciting and forward thinking programme for positive change in Exeter"
- Daniel Wiseman
"AWP are pleased to be able to support Exeter City Futures by providing private sector, technical expertise in transport and travel planning, alongside Devon's public sector input with the objective of helping to achieve a healthier and more active Exeter."
"It's crucial that Exeter becomes a leading example of how one of the fastest growing cities in the UK can solve the problem of traffic congestion by reducing pollution and increasing the joy of living and working in a greener city centre."
- Andrew Ellis, Founder
"Maintaining the sustainability of our beautiful city of Exeter is critical. We fully support the goals of Exeter City Futures."
- Lizzie Whitchurch, Task & Time Ltd
"A unique and inspiring project in response to some our greatest challenges in Exeter, with potential benefits for the whole region. Everyone should support Exeter City Future's vision and goals. We do."
- Matt Huddleson, Partner
"My business serves only those that place sustainability and ethical values above profit. I understand that for many businesses growth is important, but growth must not come at cost to people or planet. I fully support the aims of Exeter City Futures and the mission to make the city congestion-free and energy independent."
- Naomi Ziewe Palmer, The Uncorrupted Copywriter
"I wholeheartedly support the vision to make Exeter energy independent and congestion free, and delighted to be part of, and work with, the Exeter City Futures business network to realise this ambition."
- Roland Harwood, Managing Director
"The Exeter Cycling Campaign is working to build a better city where people of all ages and abilities can choose to cycle. By making cycling the chosen transport mode for most journeys in the city we can can tackle the congestion that blights our city. The Exeter Cycling Campaign welcomes Exeter City Future's work to make our city congestion free."
"Mark Cotton Consultancy proudly supports the goals of Exeter City Futures to make the Greater Exeter Area congestion free and energy independent."
- Mark Cotton
"This is an ambitious and progressive project that will surely deliver technological, economical, environmental and social benefits to our community - we naturally support Exeter City Futures. "
- Sue McQueenie, Rob Mulholland
"We support this initiative to make Exeter and the surrounding area the best place to live and work, to provide top quality opportunities for young people in the south west and to drive social change in the digital world."
- Kate Doodson
"We are delighted to be working with Exeter City Futures towards their goal to make Exeter energy independent. We recognise the importance of the wellbeing of our people, clients and contacts in the region and this project will help us to ensure their lives are further improved. We look forward to working closely with Exeter City Futures to help deliver a better quality of life to the region."
- Garry Mackay
"Chalk & Ward have been established in Exeter for nearly 20 years. It's a beautiful city and thriving community to be part of, so we fully support the efforts of Exeter City Futures in their goal to maintain a sustainable future for the city. "
- Robert Chalk
"We are delighted to be associated with Exeter City Futures in their quest to make Exeter Congestion Free and Energy Independent"
- Geoff Gale, Director
"Hawksmoor Investment Management is delighted to be able to support Exeter City Futures. From our first contact we have been swept away by their vision and passion for tackling the challenges facing our city and for putting Exeter at the forefront of sustainability. "
- Jill Gill , Business Development Manager
"Locally based, locally sourced and locally committed, Midas is proud to support Exeter City Futures."
- Steve Hindley, Chairman, Midas
"The objectives and values of Exeter City Futures align fully with our own in making a real difference to our environment and the community of Exeter. The standards we set here in Exeter, the rest of the country aspire to. As a Firm we are proud to be part of this exciting journey."
- Sonya Bedford, Partner.
"As a business operating in Exeter and beyond, JLL offers market-leading property services and renewables advice. For us, Exeter City’s sustainable growth plan is the future direction that many cities should be taking."
- Chris Ireland, CEO, JLL UK
"Exeter is where we have chosen to base our headquarters and we are fully invested in the sustainable future of the City, particularly as it continues to grow and flourish as a hub for technical innovation."
- Matt O’Donovan, CEO, WiFi SPARK
"The future's bright, the future's red and white... but not without the vision of Exeter City Futures who we wholeheartedly support the efforts of to create a better city for us all."
- Julian Tagg, Chairman, ECFC
"Here at Lightfoot we're all about creating a world that is greener, cleaner, safer and more efficient. We very much look forward to working with Exeter City Futures to provide innovative solutions for delivering their exciting vision for the city."
- Dan Regan, Programme Manager
"Exeter City Futures goals of delivering a sustainable workplace and workforce as part of a thriving urban centre are in complete alignment with Michelmores' ethos. We want to make a positive difference to the ongoing economic success of the wider Exeter region and to quality of life in the longer term. As a business, we are committed to promoting the benefits of a truly sustainable city."
- Jonathan Kitchin, Partner, Michelmores