Meet our students

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

Sarah Cowburn, founder of Bodeeworx, is timing another woman in plank position

Sarah Cowburn, Bodeeworx

Making fitness affordable and accessible to rural communities in Cornwall.

More about Sarah
A photo of Sam Francis

Samantha Francis, Find A Balance

The social entrepreneur tackling the stigma of mental health in black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

More about Samantha
Pauline Jordan, founder of Hortic Therapy

Pauline Jordan, Hortic Therapy CIC

Enriching the lives of older people and those with dementia.

More about Pauline
Naomi Marek, founder of SkyBadger

Naomi Marek OBE, Sky Badger

Meet the woman driven to set up a charity after her 6-year-old became seriously ill.

More about Naomi
Melanie Cornish, founder of Bringing Words to Life

Melanie Cornish, Bringing Words to Life

From New York journalist to Newcastle social entrepreneur.

More about Melanie

Martin Taylor, Fir Tree CIC

The fishing centre helping disadvantaged people in the North West.

More about Martin
Marie Yates, founder of Canine Perspective

Marie Yates, Canine Perspective CIC

The social entrepreneur bringing survivors of sexual violence together with rescue dogs.

More about Marie
Maggie Rich, founder of Companions Real Bread

Maggie Rich, Companions Real Bread CIC

The grandma who runs a bakery staffed by ex-offenders.

More about Maggie
Lizzie Heath, founder of Little Kitchen Magicians. Credit: Exposure Photo Agency

Lizzie Heath, Little Kitchen Magicians

Educating thousands about the importance of healthy food and nutrition.

More about Lizzie
Karl Stabler, founder of Conservation Management Services

Karl Stabler, Conservation Management Services

Meet the teacher-turned-social entrepreneur bringing us closer to nature

More about Karl