Cemal Ezel

Change Please

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Cemal Ezel, founder of social enterprise Change Please and Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 and recently won the Chivas Venturewhich gives $1 million to startups creating positive change.

Change Please uses coffee to tackle homelessness by training homeless people to become baristas and providing a London-living wage job, housing, a bank account, therapy support. Selling coffee across London through mobile vans, Change Please coffee is now being stocked in Sainsbury's supermarkets nationwide, Virgin Trains & Virgin Active.

With locations in New York and San Francisco after a chance encounter on Richard Branson's Necker Island the future is one of hope and promise.