Cornish enterprise makes growth list


A Cornwall-based community interest company that supports thousands of mothers to breastfeed their babies has been named the country’s second-fastest growing social enterprise.

Real Baby Milk has been ranked in the top five of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s SE100 Index after growing its turnover to £85k in just three years.

Mum-of-two Arwen Folkes established the Bodmin-based Community Interest Company, one of 232,000 social enterprises in the UK, in October 2006.

It operates nationally, working with up to 50,000 women and 10 NHS Trusts across the UK.

She said: “This is brilliant recognition that we are doing well. We’re a Cornish organisation which started out from my kitchen table on a £1500 grant in 2006 – to have now evolved to become one of the fastest growing social enterprises in the country.”

The RBS SE100 index is created by Social Enterprise magazine and charts the growth and impact of any organisations that deliver social, economic or environmental change, including charities, community enterprises or ethical businesses.