Old Spike Roastery & Change Please

Cemal Ezel – Founder of Old Spike Roastery & Change Please

Old Spike Roastery is a coffee business providing expert training, a job and accommodation to homeless people in the community. The delivery on the street is provided by Change Please, strongly linked to the roastery, which runs a range of coffee vans which are placed in premium locations.

What is the social impact of your business?

Old Spike Roastery and Change Please runs a business actively involving homeless people, giving them the opportunity to learn and practice the job.

What do you want to achieve by being part of Impact Hub Scaling?

The main targets concerns identifying investors, structuring the organisation and analysing a potential franchising structure for the future.

Please give us one interesting fact about you.

Change Please has been quoted by major media as The Guardian, Time Out and BBC News

Learn more about Old Spike Roastery & Change Please here.



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Impact Hub Scaling is an international program designed for social enterprises ready to scale locally & internationally, to enable entrepreneurs with innovative solutions, to successfully scale-up, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact. The program gets supported by J.P. Morgan, Fondazione Cariplo, Stavros Niarchos FoundationFondazione CRT as well as the European Commission’s FP7 Programme – BENISI Project. Find out more

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