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

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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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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Waffling on customers

Frank Lyford, Waffling On

"The School for Social Entrepreneurs has helped me to understand how to run a social enterprise better. I have learnt practical things such as marketing skills and accounting."

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Heather Evans at her social enterprise Bespoke Biking

Heather Evans, Bespoke Biking

"SSE has given me vital skills for developing a sustainable business."

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Darren Lynch-Burton with a beneficiary at his Bristol based organisation Aspiration Creation Elevation

Darren Lynch-Burton, ACE

"The SSE programme has given me the tools, insight & confidence to further believe in myself & the change my organisation is capable of achieving."

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