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

The School for Social Entrepreneurs fellow, Caro, collecting seaweed in Cornwall for her social enterprise Cornish Seaweed Company

Caro Warwick- Evans, Cornish Seaweed Company

"SSE not only gave us the business support and training that we needed but they were a solid, friendly and highly experienced support network."

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Lofty Heights team with van

Olive Quinton, Lofty Heights

"Lofty Heights would not have been possible without the encouragement, practical help, support, introductions and networking opportunities that I received from SSE."

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Coffee being made at social enterprise Roll for the Soul

Rob Wall, Roll for the Soul

"The School for Social Entrepreneurs really helped us put together a convincing business plan."

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Pravin Isram and his team at his Portsmouth based coffee shop, Canvas Coffee

Pravin Isram, Canvas Coffee

"I am so grateful for my experience at SSE, I felt tremendously supported by the team there and have no doubts Canvas would not exist if it were not for SSE."

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David Forsyth making surfboards at his workshop in Cornwall

David Forsyth, Driftwood Surfboards

"The School for Social Entrepreneurs has taught me the importance of social responsibility in business."

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Phillip Benson

Philip Benson, Xing

"The School for Social Entrepreneurs has been inspirational, it’s been great meeting like-minded people who all have similar goals."

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Latoyah Lewis fonder of Rising Stars Cleaning

La'toyah Lewis, Rising Stars Cleaning

"The School for Social Entrepreneurs has had an enormous impact on me because it has enabled me to grow significantly in confidence."

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Jonathan Ensell at the Fruit to Suit gardens

Jonathan Ensell, Roots to Fruit

"My enterprise is about thinking outside that box and SSE gave me the tools, confidence and ideas to make being able to do that work in a financially sustainable way."

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The Feed team at an event

Barry Allard, The Feed

"Action Learning Sets helped me get to the root cause of my issues and build a deeper understanding of myself and my enterprise."  

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Harrys specters team making chocolates

Mona Shah, Harry Specters

"The best thing about being a part of the SSE was having people who believed in me and my idea."

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