There isn't another social enterprise like Change Please.
We have a simple model where we train people experiencing homelessness as baristas, pay the Living wage, support with housing and then into onward employment. Since 2015, we have:
- Launched with David Lloyd Leisure centres in over 100 locations - Coffee contracts with three new major contract caterers - Launching of new retail sites with Halifax and Transport for London - Launching in Manchester with WeWork and supported by Mayor's Office in Manchester - Featured on Comic Relief 2019 - Supported by Mayor of London and visited in February 2019 - Great Taste Awards winner - Launched Training Academy - Change Please Australia, Change Please Foundation and Change Please USA launched - Richard Branson's Startup of the year 2018 - Quality Food Award Winner 2018 - WeWork Creator Global Finalist 2018 - WeWork Creator Regional Winner 2018 - Chivas Venture Global Winner 2018 - Great Taste Awards winner - Launching of new retail sites with Halifax and Transport for London - Great Taste Awards winner - Articles in online national newspapers; The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Sky News - Featured videos on the BBC - Articles in international press in the USA and Europe - New Producer Awards Supreme Champion Award 2017 - Commercial sponsorship with MasterCard - WeWork Creator finalist - Supported by Virgin Unite with developing our Brand in 2017 - Won the SeUK "One-to-Watch" award 2016 - Featured in BBC Documentary, "Famous, Rich and Homeless" in 2016 - Won the NatWest Se100 "Trailblazing Newcomer" award 2016 - Won the World Beverage and Food Innovation Best coffee 2016 - Big Venture Challenge winners
We have worked with over 200 people since launching and have big plans to expand our work nationally and internationally.