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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

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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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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