“Cosmic has always been based in East Devon and has effectively served a wider geographic area from our current base in Honiton, both with great local transport connections, but also through the online virtual support options which we can offer. We are very much looking forward to improving the support we offer across Devon further with continued association with the local authorities and regional businesses.”
Julie Hawker – Joint CEO, Cosmic
Cosmic is a digital consultancy and web agency. They provide digital skills training, web development, IT tech support and consultancy under one friendly, helpful roof. Based in Honiton in East Devon they operate throughout the South West.
As one of the UK’s leading social enterprises, Cosmic now employ 30 staff. The company reinvests its profits into projects that help improve other people’s digital lives, tackling issues of digital inclusion and providing support in communities across the region.
Much of Cosmic’s success has been down to their championing of dynamic, consistent and inspirational leadership skills, particularly when it comes to businesses which have intertwined their commercial and social goals. Cosmic provide consultancy and training for organisations looking to undergo digital transformation. They believe that focussing on digital leadership is key to the success of businesses in the modern day. The decision makers and senior management of organisations need to be supported in their digital understanding, digital mindset and own personal skills.
As Julie Hawker, Joint CEO explains : “As a leading UK social enterprise Cosmic has remained committed to our core social objectives around digital inclusion and addressing barriers to use and improvement of IT by individuals and businesses. An ongoing focus for this work is addressing the barriers faced by people and businesses based in rural areas. We also want to provide a working example for employers (and their employees) of how successfully digital business can be conducted in a mainly rural county, and therefore for us there’s no better place than Devon to be actively engaged in that work.”
Cosmic have received much recognition for their work, winning many national awards over the years. Most recently they are finalists in the Western Morning News annual business awards (Best Community Contribution) and Social Enterprise of the Year Awards (Tech for Good).