The Feed – a recipe for resilience

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Latest in the new ‘More Expert by Experience’ series by SSE Fellow Chris Lee

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The Feed is a trading arm of Community Interest Company LEAP (www.norwichleap.co.uk)  providing fine food, catering services and more, in and around Norwich. They’re passionate about food and people – well, that’s what it says on their website – and nothing The Feed’s founder Barry Allard, a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ipswich, tells me makes me think otherwise.

I’m re-interviewing Barry 18 months on from our first chat about what starting a social enterprise demands and how he and his growing team have overcome the challenges.

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Meet June O’Sullivan

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A key part of our programmes are ‘Witness sessions’ when  students hear from inspirational speakers (witnesses) who have first-hand experience of the issues our students are facing. Like witnesses in a law court they give testimony about what it’s really like to start and grow social organisations. Our Witnesses are some of the most inspirational entrepreneurs around who take time out of their very busy lives to help our social entrepreneurs.  We’d like you to meet them and be inspired!

Meet: June O’Sullivan, CEO London Early Years Foundation 

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An interview with…Matt Sadler, Two Fingers Brewing Company

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by David McGlashan

This week we meet Matt Sadler, of Two Fingers Brewing Co, a social enterprise which donates all profits from its beer sales to Prostate Cancer UK. The company has secured distribution through a number of major supermarkets and excitingly their flagship beer Aurelio has received backing from Jamie Oliver and will be stocked in Jamie’s Italian restaurants throughout November.

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An interview with…Kieron Tilley, We Walk the Line

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by David McGlashan

Kieron Tilley is co-founder of We Walk the Line, a social enterprise which has recently celebrated its first birthday.  The organisation aims to train disadvantaged individuals to become baristas, and teaches them the skills that they require to set up their own business. Kieron and his colleague Mat Corbett were participants in our last social franchising programme. We Walk The Line Continue reading

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An Interview With…Kresse Wesling, Elvis and Kresse

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by David McGlashan

The first in a new series, as we profile social entrepreneurs and voices from around the sector.

This week, we meet Kresse Wesling, co-founder of Elvis and Kresse, a social enterprise which uses reclaimed materials to produce accessories such as handbags and belts. The first material that Elvis and Kresse used was decommisioned fire hoses, and 50% of their profits from this line go to the Fire Fighters Charity.

Elvis and Kresse

Elvis and Kresse

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