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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

Rianna Raymond-Williams, founder and managing director of Shine ALOUD CIC

Rianna Raymond-Williams, Shine ALOUD UK CIC

"The most valuable part of the programme has been the witness sessions. It’s so refreshing to hear from social entrepreneurs in the field and learn about their experiences."

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Elizabeth Stanley, founder of social enterprise Wraparound, and School for Social Entrepreneurs fellow

Elizabeth Stanley, Wraparound

"My personal development as an entrepreneur and my understanding of social enterprise would not be where it is now were it not for the programme."

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Social Entrepreneur Founder of Gener8te

Eurydice Caldwell, Gener8te

"SSE has helped cement my path to being a social entrepreneur"

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Founder of social enterprise VoxSkoool

Victoria BeeBee, VoxSkool

"If you have an idea that can help make social change - what are you waiting for?!"

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Founder of Social Enterprise Dance Lyf

Belise Niringiyimana, Dance Lyf CIC

"The School for Social Entrepreneurs empowers you so you can build a sustainable social enterprise."

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Robin Chu, Founder of social enterprise Coach Bright

Robin Chu, CoachBright

"Only through hearing everyone else's powerful founder stories at SSE did I find my own."

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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 CIC's founder and team standing in front of one of their vans.

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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