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

Martin Taylor, Fir Tree CIC

The fishing centre helping disadvantaged people in the North West.

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Marie Yates, founder of Canine Perspective

Marie Yates, Canine Perspective CIC

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

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Maggie Rich, founder of Companions Real Bread

Maggie Rich, Companions Real Bread CIC

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

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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.

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Karl Stabler, founder of Conservation Management Services

Karl Stabler, Conservation Management Services

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

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Asha Patel, founder of Innovating Minds

Asha Patel, Innovating Minds

The social entrepreneur & psychologist now partnering with Lloyds Bank.

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Annette Tonner, founder of Forth Valley Community Focus CIC

Annette Tonner, Community Focus Scotland CIC

"We wouldn’t be sitting in this building today if it weren’t for SSE."

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Jordan Butler, founder of Heavy Sound CIC

Jordan Butler, Heavy Sound CIC

Meet the social entrepreneur using music & creativity to engage disadvantaged young people.

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Jamie Tresidder, founder of SPARC

Jamie Tresidder, SPARC

Providing access to sport & physical activity to people facing barriers.

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Debra Nicholson, Wind Energy Museum

From a background in banking to running a windmill museum.

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