Change Please launched in 2015 with one coffee cart in Covent Garden and a mission to support people out of homelessness with life changing coffee. 100% of the profits of their award-winning coffee goes towards ending homelessness. They provide training for homeless people to become speciality baristas at our state-of-the-art Training Academy by our in-house SCA Certified training team. After their initial training they gain employment, beginning a barista role under the support of a Mentor. Whilst employed, trainees are paid the London Living Wage and continue to be supported with housing, personal finance and therapy support and crucially, onward employment, further helping them on the next step on their journey. It may be bold to say a great cup of coffee changed your life, but it can change someone else's for the better. Now you have a truly life changing cup of coffee. Change Please continues to grow dramatically, partnering with global businesses such as Virgin Atlantic, WeWork and David Lloyd. They are also beginning to spread their impact internationally, launching their first site in Perth, Australia with others around the globe including Paris and Dublin due to follow.
FOUNDER: Cemal Ezel
Cemal Ezel is the Founder of Change Please CIC, Old Spike Roastery and Coal Rooms Restaurants.