Jean Jarvis MBE

Managing Director

Jean is a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader with an enthusiasm for, and expertise in, Social Enterprise. She has extensive (more than 20 years) experience as a founder, practitioner and Board member of setting up and running successful social enterprises as well as advising others.

Jean is a perennial networker with significant contacts across all sectors across Shropshire, Staffordshire, nationally and beyond.

She is active within Partners for Social Enterprise, the strategic body for social enterprise in Shropshire and represents the sector on the European Structural Investment Fund committee. She has an important national profile, having acted as a Social Enterprise Ambassador; worked with the Ministry of Justice; is on the Council of Social Enterprise UK and been awarded an MBE for services to social enterprise.

Jean is committed to growing the Social Enterprise movement “My vision is that Social Enterprise becomes the normal way to do business and everyone knows what Social Enterprise is or has at least heard of it”.

Jean is co-founder and Director of Reviive and co-founder and CEO of the Furniture Scheme