New base for Cornwall SSE

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Cornwall School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is expanding and has moved to a new base in St Austell.

Sally Heard
Sally Heard

The community interest company was the seventh SSE to become established in the UK with support from the ESF (European Social Fund) Convergence Programme co-financed by DWP as part of Cornwall Works for Social Enterprise.

Its base has been relocated from Lostwithiel to Tregonissey House in St Austell. The company is in the process of recruiting an administrator and a finance and contract manager and office space and meeting rooms are also available to let at the new HQ for businesses and social enterprises.

Sally Heard, Cornwall SSE chief executive, said: “Cornwall SSE has now started on its next phase of development. The new building will offer an inspirational space for businesses wanting to rent office space and organisations, businesses and clubs wishing to rent space in one of our two lovely meeting rooms.

“In addition, the two new posts we are recruiting will help with the smooth transition of the organisation into this new area of development. These are incredibly exciting times for social enterprise in Cornwall and Cornwall SSE is very proud and excited to be at the centre of it.”

Since it was launched in the autumn of 2008 Cornwall SSE has seen more than 70 students become graduates and has supported more than 200 others via workshops. Social enterprises and CICs (Community Interest Companies) plough all profit made back into the companies. Cornwall SSE also works with Lloyds Bank on a social entrepreneurs programme and recruitment for the next cohort of students is due to begin in February.