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

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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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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Roots to Fruit team photo

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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Sylvia Douglas, MsMissMrs

"Being on the School for Social Entrepreneurs programme was an incredible experience, I learned business skills and made friends I will have for a lifetime."

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Bruce Gunn

Bruce Gunn, Delivered Next Day Personally

"My experience at the School for Social Entrepreneurs has been fantastic. Challenging at times, but very rewarding."

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