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Short interviews with some of the inspirational social entrepreneurs we've supported. Read about the impact they're having and what they think of SSE.

Fellows’ stories

Steven Platts, founder of Groundswell

Steven Platts, Groundswell

Enabling people experiencing homelessness to take more control of their lives.

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Founder of ReapShares, Eric Owusu, with a product from the social enterprise

Eric Owusu, ReapShares

Empowering the women of northern Ghana to become experts in shea-butter production.

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Marnie Rose, founder of charity The Garden Classroom

Marnie Rose, The Garden Classroom

Meet the social entrepreneur helping urban children and adults connect with nature.

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Volunteers and local community enjoying Scotswood Natural Community Garden

Karen Dobson, Scotswood Natural Community Garden

Nature-based interventions that improve mental and physical health and strengthen community relationships.

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CEO of The Dorothy Parkes Centre, Robert Bruce, with award

Robert Bruce, The Dorothy Parkes Centre

The community centre that won Outstanding Community Organisation Award 2019 for Smethwick.

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Photo of Lisa, founder of Talking Heads

Lisa Lea-Weston, Talking Heads

The social entrepreneur supporting key educators in schools to improve their wellbeing.

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Action to Prevent Suicide founder, Chukumeka Maxwell. Copyright: Tom Hargreaves

Chukumeka Maxwell, Action to Prevent Suicide

Empowering people to become Suicide First Aiders.

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Photo of the founder of Kings Grooming, Blue O'Connor against a painted brick wall

Blue O'Connor, Kings

An ethical men's grooming brand empowering men to live happier and healthy lives.

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Mary Anne Barclay, founder of Singing for Lung Health Colchester

Mary Anne Barclay, Singing for Lung Health Colchester

Did you know that singing can help lung health? This young musician has turned it into a social enterprise.

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Tree Stewart, founder of Sky High Arts

Tree Stewart, Sky High Arts

The startup using trapeze to change lives in Cornwall.

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