Tackling food waste through a social enterprise model

By Jo Confino

The Guardian – If you were to search for a torchbearer to represent the social enterprise movement, you would be hard put to find someone better than 27-year-old Jenny Dawson.

The founder of chutney and jam company Rubies in the Rubble has that rare quality of integrating a sharp and ambitious business mind with a heart of gold.

Dawson, who this week won the UK prize in a European-wide social enterprise competition run by ice-cream company Ben & Jerry’s, left her lucrative fund management job two years ago because she did not want to reach middle age and wonder why she had not concentrated on something she was passionate about.

Source and Photo: The Guardian, August 22nd, 2012
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One response to “Tackling food waste through a social enterprise model

  1. The People’s Supermarket’s is a sustainable food co-operative which was established two years ago by chef and restaurant owner Arthur Potts Dawson. His vision was to create a commercially sustainable social enterprise that achieves its growth and profitability targets whilst operating within values based on community development and cohesion. He offers an alternative food buying network, by connecting an urban community with the local farming community.

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