Helen Seymour is a community activist. She is a founder director of Headingley Development Trust and helped to set up Headingley Farmers' Market and the Headingley Fowl and Pig Co-ops. She is a founder director of the Natural Food Store Limited, a community co-operative which bought a much-loved local shop from its owners when they wished to retire. She was formerly head of Projects and Development at Co-operatives UK.