The latest social entrepreneurs


Cornwall School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) will be holding its fourth graduation event later this week.

The Cornwall SSE Fellowship ceremony will take place at the Eden Project on Friday (October 5), when the latest crop of social enterprises to come through the ESF Convergence-funded programme will be unveiled.

Speakers at the event will include Clare Webb, a Cornwall SSE Fellow who runs Cornish Cutting Garden (Bunch & Blossom); and Gaynor Coley, MD of The Eden Project, who will explain why Eden is such a major supporter of Cornwall SSE.

The 18 new fellows, who are based across Cornwall from Bude to Penzance and St Ives, will also tell their stories of experiences on the SSE programme and the businesses that they have or are in the process of founding.

Sally Heard, Cornwall SSE CIC development manager, said: “This is an opportunity for all our students to celebrate their ambitions and success in graduating. Many of their social enterprises are already attracting customers from Cornwall and further afield.”

The 18 will add to the 39 fellows who have already been supported by Cornwall SSE since 2009.

The 2013 fellows and their businesses are:

  • Sanjay Kumar (School of Cornish Sardines), Truro
    Sanjay Kumar
  • Michelle Roberts (Green Energy Library), Camborne
  • Diana Padwick (byEthicals), St Dennis
  • Lynne Hadley (AACETS), Falmouth
  • Richard Brown (The Street Outreach Project), Lostwithiel
  • Lea Ferrar (Computers4Homes), Par/St Blazey
  • Anna Jenkins (Naturale Living), Penzance
  • Julie Pattison (The Hills), Penzance
  • Catherine Hayes (Community Hub), St Ives
  • Lynne Dyer (The Soul Food Project), Pendeen
    Lea Ferrar
  • Anne Longthorp (Life at Meadowside), Bude
  • Kevin James (Big Bang Day), Penzance
  • Robbie Pearson (Unique Lives), St Austell
  • Carla Almeida (“All Together in Cornwall”), Luxulyan
  • Tamzin Wood (Doing Good Locally), Penzance
  • John Scattergood (HEAL), Falmouth
  • Sharon Cooper (Little Eden – Green Living Project), Falmouth
  • Rene Chorley (Noah’s Ark Family Project), Indian Queens