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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

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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Simon Short, founder of Inspiring Intelligence

Simon Short, Inspiring Intelligence

From multiple prison sentences to CEO of a successful social enterprise

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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.

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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.

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Pauline Jordan, founder of Hortic Therapy

Pauline Jordan, Hortic Therapy CIC

Enriching the lives of older people and those with dementia.

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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.

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Melanie Cornish, founder of Bringing Words to Life

Melanie Cornish, Bringing Words to Life

From New York journalist to Newcastle social entrepreneur.

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