FUSE | Start-up to Shortlist!
iSE is delighted that 2 of our current FUSE social enterprise start-up programme participants have been shortlisted for a prestigious health enterprise award.
Despite being at the start of their social enterprise journey, both have demonstrated vision and innovation to catch the judges eye to be shortlisted for awards as part of West Midlands Academic Health Science Networks (WMAHSN) 2018 Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards.
At iSE, we’re proud that both social entrepreneurs have taken every advantage of the experience, skills and support through our impactful capacity-building social enterprise start-up programme, FUSE.
SHAMALA ANTONIO, founder of Impact4Life, an organisation providing holistic housing and support for young people leaving the care system. She has a firm belief that if you want to see change, you must first be the change that you desire to see, and has founded her social enterprise with these values at the very core of her business.
Shamala has also been selected to speak at the prestigious Women’s Economic Forum this month, a 2 day conference which takes place internationally.
QUEENI THOMAS has started social enterprise, Golden Sparkle, to provide health and wellbeing support to isolated people over 50. They also provide a meal service from its catering arm to provide hot meals which are supplied through local Birmingham churches and elderly care community and communal services.
Golden Sparkle aim to make available perishable food, pre-packed cooked meals to residents, and meal planning for least two days per week.
Queenie shared her motivational quote with us too, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Maya Angelou)
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