Latest in the new More Expert by Experience series by Chris Lee @LeeInRoyston
Nearly 18 months after graduating from the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ipswich, I discover that fellow fellows Amanda Page and Teresa Crickmar are sisters. Well I only studied alongside them for 12 months… There has also been a wedding, but more about that later.
When I first interviewed the two sisters separately, almost exactly two years ago, they were developing two different social enterprises – FullSpoon (Amanda) and Craftworks (Teresa). I hadn’t a clue they planned to work so closely together to launch GAP Learning, but then I’ve discovered there’s a lot I didn’t know about them.
Latest in the new ‘More Expert by Experience’ series by Chris Lee. Read more on his blog – Enterprise Essentials.
I am re-discovering a social enterprise and Community Interest Company – Your Own Place (YOP) in Norfolk – which works with young people aged 16-25. I first interviewed Rebecca White, YOP’s Director and Founder, in December 2013 when we were both at the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ipswich. Two years on, I wanted to find out how Your Own Place had developed and, in particular, Rebecca’s experience of ‘going it alone’ as a social entrepreneur now working more-than-full-time on the enterprise.
By Henry Stewart, CEO Happy Ltd.
A principle I stand by is that people work best when they feel good about themselves. We find that most people agree with this statement. Do you?
By SSE Fellow, Melanie Glass, Founder Devenishgirl Bakery, @Devenishgirlb
“What day is it?” asked Pooh.
“Today” squeaked Piglet.
“My favourite day” stated Pooh.
by Melanie Glass (@devinshb)
SSE Fellow Melanie Glass has just celebrated the first anniversary of her business Devenishgirl Bakery operating as a social enterprise and to mark the event is writing a series of articles covering her journey; from taking the leap of faith to start a social enterprise, to the impact their work makes, how to dream bigger and several other themes.